Mahindra & Mahindra after buying an appreciable amount of stakes in Ssangyong has reached a crucial level of recognition alike the Tata which came under the limelight moments after it bagged Land Rover and Jaguar. For Mahindra this step is extremely important and could help it grow bigger as both the brand Ssangyong and Mahindra primarily carry an impression of SUV makers.

Coming to utility vehicles they both have their own identity in the Global and Indian market respectively. Soon after the venture, a lot of plans have come up which are aimed at future expansion of both the brands jointly. The two brands inspite of being best in their own fields will help out each other at points where one’s technology surpasses the other’s.

Latest word from the company is that they will be launching Ssangyong Rexton andSsangyong Korando in India within a few months from now.

ssangyong_korandoSpecifications And Features Of Ssangyong Korando

ENGINE

2.0-litre / 175PS Diesel [ Available from launch ]
Name / Type e-XDi200 / DOHC, four-cylinder in line, with E-VGT
Capacity 2.0-litre, 1,998 cc
Max power 175PS (129 kW) @ 4,000 rpm
Max torque 360Nm (36.7 kg.m) @ 2,000-3,000 rpm
Fuel system Common-rail, high pressure, direct injection
Turbo system Electric Variable geometry turbocharger (E-VGT)
Emissions class Euro55

Transmissions

2.0D
Manual 6-speed
Automatic 6-speed

Suspension & Damping

Front Fully independent by sub-frame-mounted MacPherson Struts, with coil springs and gas-filled shock absorbers.      Anti-roll stabilizer bar.
Rear Fully independent by sub-frame-mounted multi-links, coil springs and gas-filled shock absorbers. Anti-roll stabilizer bar.

Brakes

Power Tandem eight- & nine-inch booster
Front 294 x 26 mm ventilated discs
Rear 262 x 10 mm (2WD) / 284 x 10 mm (AWD) solid discs
Parking brake Hand operated lever
ABS Four-channel anti-lock system with EBD
ESC Electronic Stability Control
ARP Active Rollover Protection
HBA Hydraulic Brake Assist
HSA Hill Start Assist
ESS Emergency Stop Signal

Wheels & Tyres

Standard Alloy 16 in x 6.5J 215/65 R16 tyres (Silica)
Options Alloy 17 in x 6.5J 225/60 R17 tyres (Silica)
Alloy 18 in x 6.5J 225/55 R18 tyres (Silica)

Dimensions

Exterior (mm)
Overall Length 4,410
Overall width 1,830*
Overall height 1,675**
Wheelbase 2,650
Interior (mm) Front Rear
Headroom 1,010 990
Legroom 1,035 940
Shoulder room 1,450 1,410
Hip room 1,365 1,340

Capacities

Fuel Tank 57 litres
Luggage (VDA) 486 litres (behind rear seats)

Weights (kg)

2.0D MT/AT
All-wheel drive
Kerb weight (min.) 1,672 / 1,692
Gross weight 2,260 / 2,260

Performance

2.0D MT/AT
All-wheel drive
Top speed (kph) 179 (195) / 186
Top speed (mph) 111 (121) / 115
0-100 kph (62mph)(sec) 10.0 / 10.8

Two-wheel drive
Top speed (kph) 179 (195) / 186
Top speed (mph) 111 (121) / 115
0-100 kph (62mph)(sec) 10.0 / 10.8

Fuel Economy (litres/100 km)

2.0D MT/AT
All-wheel drive
Combined cycle 6.4 / 7.5
CO2 g/km 169 / 199

Ssangyong Rexton

Specifications And Features Of Ssangyong Rexton

ENGINE

Engine DIESEL TURBO F/INJ
Capacity 2,696 cc
Size 2.7L
Cylinders DT5
Valve Gear DUAL OVERHEAD CAM
Bore x Stroke 86.2×92.4
Max Power 121km @4000rpm
Max Torque 340Nm @1800rpm
Compression Ratio 17.5
No. of Valves 20

TRANSMISSION

Transmission 5 SP MANUAL
Drive 4×4
Gear Final Ration N/A

BRAKES

Front DISC – VENTILATED
Rear DISC

SUSPENSION

Front Coil Spring
Double wishbone
Gas damper
Hydraulic double acting shock absorber
Rear Coil Spring
Hydraulic double acting shock absorber
Multi-link system

STEERING

Type RACK & PINION – POWER ASSISTED

WHEELS

Front 255/70 R16
Rear 255/70 R16
Front Rim Size 7×16
Rear Rim Size 7×16

DIMENSIONS

Body Style 4D WAGON
Doors 4
Height 1,826 mm
Width 1,870 mm
Seats 5
Ground Clearance 230 mm
Wheel Base 2,820 mm
Turning Circle 11 m

FUEL

Type DIESEL
Capacity 80 L
Fuel Consumption City Combined 9.2 L / 100 km

STANDARD FEATURES

Standard 16 Inch Alloy Wheels
Alarm System/Remote Anti Theft
Anti-lock Braking
Auto Climate Control with Dual Temp Zones
Central Locking Remote Control
Cloth Trim
Dual Airbag Package
Electronic Brake Force Distribution
Electronic Stability Program
Engine Immobilizer
Fog Lights
Hill Descent Control
Power Mirrors
Power Steering
Power Windows
Radio CD with 6 Speakers
Rear Spoiler
Roof racks
Side Front Air Bags
Side Steps
Traction Control System