SsangYong Rexton - FrontView
SsangYong Rexton – FrontView

Mahindra & Mahindra on last Friday launched the much anticipated SsangYong Rexton in Raipur, a luxurious, powerful and premium global SUV by Mahindra. Designed and developed by SsangYong in Korea, this is the third generation Rexton, perfectly suited to the discerning Indian customer.

Available at Mahindra dealerships in Raipur from August 2, 2013, the SsangYong Rexton by Mahindra will retail at a price of Rs. 19.22 lacs, ex-showroom Raipur for the RX5 version with manual transmission and Rs. 21.49 lacs, ex-showroom Raipur* for the RX7 version with automatic transmission.

The SsangYong Rexton is manufactured and assembled at Mahindra’s Chakan Plant near Pune by sourcing components from SsangYong Korea and from India.

According to Pravin Shah, Chief Executive – Automotive Division, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. “Following the launch of our first global SUV, the XUV500, the SsangYong Rexton now comes in with best in class technology and features. With benefits such as aspirational styling, a product packed with technological advances, advanced safety features, comfort and conveniences, the Rexton is ideally suited for the discerning Raipur consumer. We are sure that the Rexton will enhance our SUV product portfolio, in the premium SUV space.”

The SsangYong Rexton by Mahindra boasts superior on and off-road driving performance, modern technologies, contemporary styling and indulgent conveniences & comfort features. It is now available in 120 cities across the country including Mahindra dealerships in Raipur. The current, third generation Rexton is sold in over 60 countries around the world.

*Local levies, Octroi, Entry Tax etc will be extra as applicable
 
The face of modern refinement and sophistication…classy exteriors

It’s a powerful statement that you make when you step out of the Rexton. Right from the classy chrome grille to the projection headlamps configured to resemble the eyes of an eagle, the SsangYong Rexton is unmatched. Coupled with this, is its stainless steel beltline and chrome moulding which creates a well-balanced flow overall. The classy exteriors are showcased in the following elements:

  • Projector headlamps with L-shaped parking lights
  • Chrome radiator grille
  • LED tail lamps
  • Stylish ORVMs with LED turn indicators
  • 10-spoke alloy wheels

World Class Interiors… A Plush Cabin

Sit inside the SsangYong Rexton and you are transported into a different world altogether. Starting with the premium, dual tone, beige and black interiors complemented by metal grain accents and plush leather seats. The Automatic Climate Control system ensures your drive is a breeze. In addition the elegant centre console, convenient center armrest, AC vents and rear cup holders give the SsangYong Rexton’s interiors a world-class feel.
 
Technology that works like a charm

When you ride in the Rexton you have technology at your service all along the way. The driver’s seat not only adjusts itself electrically but also stores your preference in the memory. The Rexton also retains your setting of the outside rear view mirror. The navigation system comes preloaded with maps and the auto headlamps and rain sensing wipers function automatically just when you need them. But what immediately catches your eye is the infotainment touch screen that supports all widely used audio and video formats. So sit back and enjoy the show. To summarize, the best of technology in the SsangYong Rexton includes:

  • Electrically adjustable driver’s seat
  • 3 memory presets for driver’s seat and ORVM
  • Class-leading Infotainment System
  • Rain sensing wipers
  • Auto headlamps

Unmatched class leading performance

The Rexton gets its spirited personality from its refined engines. The model you choose will decide what sits under your Rexton’s hood. The RX5 Manual Transmission version comes with a Torque on Demand system, while the RX7 Automatic Transmission variant comes with an All Wheel Drive system. Needless to say, both models are internationally proven and boast of remarkable 4×4 capabilities.

RX5

The SsangYong Rexton by Mahindra, RX5 variant is powered by a state-of-the-art 2.7 litre RX270 XDi, diesel engine which delivers a power-packed 162 bhp with 340 nm torque. It boasts of a 12.4 kms per litre mileage (ARAI certified) together with a 5-speed manual transmission as well as ‘Torque on Demand’, an efficient and intelligent 4X4 system.

RX7

This variant is powered by the 2.7 litre RX270 XVT engine which delivers 184 bhp with 402 nm torque. The engine is mated to a 5 speed, E-tronic automatic transmission, built with Mercedes Benz™ Technology. The RX7 delivers a top speed of 194 kmph. Despite all this unadulterated power, the Rexton gives you a mileage of 11.18 kms per litre (ARAI-certified).

All Wheel Drive (AWD) – The AWD in the RX7 model distributes 60% of torque to the rear wheels and 40% to the front wheels at all times, which ensures quick starts and great overall responsiveness for improved driving safety under all road and weather conditions.

SsangYong Rexton - RearView
SsangYong Rexton – RearView

Suspension

The SsangYong Rexton by Mahindra boasts a double wishbone front suspension with anti-roll bars up front and a five-link coil spring suspension in the rear, with anti-roll bars for precise handing and the smoothest of rides.
 
Little features….make a big difference

The SsangYong Rexton treats you to a sumptuous spread of comforts that would make any premium saloon envious. It offers, among others, Cruise Control at the press of a lever located conveniently on the steering wheel. An Electric Sunroof to bask in the glory of the sun. These are the not-so-little things that tell you a lot about the Rexton. It’s crafted with the greatest care for people who truly appreciate excellence and simply love an indulgent drive!
 
Stay in control in all circumstances…Safely

The SsangYong Rexton by Mahindra comes equipped with multiple advanced active and passive safety systems. At the heart of the SsangYong Rexton is the Electronic Stability Program (ESP), which constantly monitors the movement and direction of the car and initiates corrective action as soon as it detects loss of control.

Hill Descent Control identifies steep inclines and engages itself to assist the vehicle in tackling a steep slope with caution. That apart the SUV also has Anti Rollover Protection, which closely monitors a range of parameters and identifies potentially dangerous driving conditions that could lead to the vehicle rolling over. Well before the situation becomes threatening, it causes the ESP system to intervene and control the vehicle speed, thereby restoring stability.

Passengers will feel safe ensconced in the cocoon that is the cabin of the SsangYong Rexton with multiple airbags (dual front and side airbags). As if that wasn’t enough, it also comes with side impact beams and thoughtfully located front and rear crumple zones. Additionally, the Rexton has an engine immobiliser and door ajar warning system as well.

Last but not least, the SsangYong Rexton by Mahindra offers reassuring service support backed by Mahindra’s extensive service network, with a warranty of 2 years/100,000km and 24×7 road side assistance for one year. This ensures a hassle free ownership experience.
 
Awards & Accolades

Launched in 2012, the SsangYong Rexton by Mahindra was one of the most awarded automotive brands, having won the two most prestigious awards – Premium SUV of the Year by Bloomberg TV Auto Car India Awards 2013 & ET Zigwheels Awards 2013.

 

Also see – Ssangyong Motor introduces Rexton W in Chinese market at Auto Shanghai 2013