February 10, 2014: Ssangyong introduced the all-new Rodius MPV, designed to serve multi-purposes. With its strong and dynamic appearance it appears extra large, reflecting the company’s ‘Premium, Robust and Specialty’ philosophy. It comes with a 2.0-litre turbocharged e-Xdi200 diesel churning out 155PS of power and a peak torque of 360Nm. Some of its features include hexagonal radiator grille and trapezoidal bumper, USB/AUX, 2DIN MP3 CDP, built-in audio and sound system with Bluetooth support, Electronic Stability Program (ESP), Active Roll Over Protection (ARP) and Brake Assist System (BAS).
|Mahindra Ssangyong Rodius
1998 cc, Manual, Diesel, 12.4 kmpl
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|Variants||Fuel Type||Mileage (kmpl)||Transmission||Engine Description||Power|
|Mahindra Ssangyong Rodius||Diesel||9.0||12.4||Manual||1998cc
||152.8bhp @ 3400-4000rpm|
The home bred Indian auto maker Mahindra and Mahindra has officially unveiled the SsangYong Rodius 7-seater multi purpose vehicle at the Indian Auto Show 2014. This is the first multi purpose vehicle of Korea and it comes with a skilful combination of an SUV, a passenger vehicle and a Minivan along with some of the most innovative technologies. The vehicle displayed at the event comes with an all new exterior design that surprised many at the event. This MPV model is already available in the global automobile market and it is all set to make its entry in Indian auto market very soon. The particular model is powered by a 2.0-litre, four cylinder turbocharged diesel power plant that comes with a displacement capacity of 1998cc. The company claims that this motor can produce a maximum power output of about 152.87bhp at 4000rpm, while generating a peak torque output of about 360Nm in between 1500 to 2800rpm. The company is expected to incorporate this engine with a proficient 6-speed manual transmission gear box. It is speculated that the company might also bring a 6-speed automatic version and a all wheel drive variant as well, which will be quite competitive in terms of price. This vehicle is expected to get a set of stylish 16-inch alloy wheels like the international version and they will be covered with 225/65 R16 sized tubeless radial tyres, which have a superior grip on the road.
The company has not revealed anything regarding the technicalities or features about this vehicle as yet. But when compared with the international model, we can also expect this MPV to be loaded with efficient braking mechanism, a robust suspension system and simpler maneuvering. The car maker might offer this luxurious MPV with a proficient ventilated disc and drum braking mechanism. You can also expect for the advanced anti-lock braking system with electronic stabilization program, which generally comes as standard in all the bigger utility vehicles. Other standard features can include a power assisted steering system with rack and pinion function that offers an excellent assistance to the driver. On the other hand, it is expected to get a studry suspension system in the form of double wishbone with coil springs at front axle and an independent multi-link system at the rear axle, which will keep the vehicle stable and improves the handling aspects. There is no word from the company regarding the interior comfort and safety features of the vehicle. But there are speculations that the company will load it with quite a number of advanced and practical aspects, which will give relaxation as well as protection to the occupants.
Coming to the exterior appearance, this yet to be launched MPV comes with a very decent body design with striking exterior cosmetics. The headlight cluster is sleekly designed and it comes incorporated with projector style high intensity headlamps along with side indicator. The radiator grille comes fitted with three chrome plated louvers and with a company logo affixed in the center. You can also notice chrome inserts on the bumper that brings a classy finish to the frontage. We can also expect some other exterior aspects such as a stylish set of alloy wheels, a pair of roof rails, a couple of bright fog lamps, rear windscreen defogger with wiper and quite a few other features as well.
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