Mahindra-SSangyong Korando and Rexton SUVs may come to India

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Mahindra and Mahindra recently completed the buyout of Korean SUV maker Ssangyong. The Indian company now plans to handpick a couple of products from the Ssangyong basket and bring them to its home market India. Initial impressions and a few statements by senior Mahindra management suggests that the Korando and Rexton are the two vehicles that the company plans to bring to India. Here’s a lowdown on the two vehicles, which well may be India bound
Ssangyong Rexton

Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton

The Rexton is powered by a 2.7-litre 5 cylinder engine which is available in two avatars. The power output of the two versions is 165 and 186 PS respectively at 4,000rpm. The torque output is rated at 340 and 402 Nm respectively at 2400rpm. The engines are mated with a f-speed manual and a Mercedes-Benz sourced 5-speed T-Tronic Auto transmission
Here is a detailed spec sheet of the Rexton

Model270 S (Manual)270 S (Auto)270 SPR (Auto)
Engine TypeTurbocharged DOHC Common Rail
Firing Order1,2,4,5,3
Total Displacement (cc)2,696
Compression Ratio17.5:1
Maximum Output (ps/rpm)165 / 4,000186 / 4,000
Maximum Torque (Nm/rpm)340 / 2,400402 / 2,400
Maximum Speed (mph)112111121
CO2 Emissions (g/km)228249233
Fuel Consumption** mpg (l/100km)
Urban24.6 (11.5)23.2 (12.2)25.0 (11.3)
Extra-urban37.7 (7.5)33.6 (8.4)35.3 (8.0)
Combined31.4 (9.0)28.8 (9.8)30.7 (9.2)
0-62 mph (sec)12.9212.9211.64
Overall Length (mm)4,720
Overall Height (mm)1,760
Overall Height with Roof Rails (mm)1,830
Overall Width (mm)1,870
Wheel Base (mm)2,820
Front Track (mm)1,550
Rear Track (mm)1,540
Boot Space
Length (mm)1,088
Width (mm)1,220
Height (mm)1,008
Volume (ltrs)1,338
Minimum turning Radius (m)5.7
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)80
Kerb Weight (kg)2,0882,1012,099
Gross Vehicle Weight (kg)2,760
Maximum Towing Capacity (kg)*3,200 (braked trailer)
Maximum Towing Capacity (unbraked) kg750
TyresP235 /75R 16″P255 / 60R 18″
Transmission5-speed manualMercedes Benz 5-speed T-Tronic Automatic
SteeringRack & Pinion Power Assisted
Suspension (Front/Rear)Double Wishbone with Coil Spring / Rigid 5 Link Coil SpringDouble Wishbone with Coil Spring / Independent 8 Link Coil Spring
Brakes (Front/Rear)Ventilated Discs/Solid Discs (ABS + ESP)
Insurance Group12A (26)14A (33)

Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton

Head over to the next page for information on the SSangyong Korando>>

Ssangyong Korando


mahindra Ssangyong Korando Rear

The Korando comes with a 2.0L turbo diesel engine producing 175PS of power. The car is a modern, compact SUV which is designed and built primarily for the European markets. The engine is mated with a 6-speed manual transmission. The current generation of Korando is a huge improvement over its ugly looking predecessor which was totally out of line with contemporary design. A detailed spec sheet for the Korando cannot be obtained by us. Do let us know if you come across a source.

Mahindra Ssangyong Korando interior

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