If image were taken into account, buyers will still look at the Fortuner as a vehicle that has a bit of a premium image at least in India. The Rexton looks a lot like the Mercedes M-Class since it shares a history with Mercedes. The clinching factor that may work in favor of the Rexton is the value-for-money card ' at Rs. 3-4 lakh cheaper than comparable Toyota Fortuner variants, the Rexton offers plenty more bang for the buck. So will it dethrone the Fortuner? Not really, but it sure will take a healthy bite out of the Fortuner's sales.
The Fortuner sells about 1,000 units a month on average, while the second best-selling vehicle is the Endeavour at barely 200 units a month on average. The total market for all the SUVs in that price segment is about 1,500 units. Mahindra plans to sell about 5000 units of the Rexton annually, which is about 417 a month. But going with the extremely attractive pricing, it just may do that in just half a year, knocking at least 30% off the Fortuner's market share.
Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton RX7 comes with a 2 years or 1 lakh kms warranty and a 1 year extended warranty is optional. The car uses automatic gear gear box of Mercedes Benz. Repairing of this gear box included in the warranty along with some parts but the whole gear box will not be replaced.