We hear an official word from Mr. Pawan Goenka, President, Automotive & Farm Equipment sectors, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd saying that “Our timeline (for the rollout) is about one year from now. We’re currently completing market research on India. We are also designing the assembly line and overall business plan”
M&M along with Ssangyong which is a Korean car manufactuerer is all set to roll two SUV’s which will be the Korando C and Rexton expected by early 2012. M&M is done with all the legalities with Ssangyong required for the acquisition, and seems very positive about the collaboration.
The car will be assembled at the M&M Chakan plant near Pune where a new assembly line will be introduced. Hopefully the cars will be rebadged as sold under new names. M&M has been successful to put a fight to Toyota Innova by its Scorpio and Chevrolet Tavera by Xlyo. With the introduction of two new world class SUV’s M&M will now take the stakes higher and will try to put a good fight for big guns in the SUV segment like the Toyota Fortuner & Chevrolet Captiva.
Specs of the Rexton ( two models 270S and 270 SPR ) sold in the international market are
Engine : 2.7 lit Turbocharged DOHC 5 Cylinder.
Power : 165 PS for 270S and 186 PS for 270 SPR
Torque : 340 Nm for 270S and 402 Nm for 270SPR
Specs for Korando C
Engine : 2.0 lit Turbocharged DOHC
Power : 175 PS
Both the Korando C and Rexton seem good to be champion on paper and on the road.Ssangyong Korando C