Mahindra to Increase Production of Rexton to Meet Huge Demand

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Mahindra Ssangyong-Rexton India

We have been posting in detail about the recently launched Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton and regulars here would know that we are mighty impressed with the new car. The Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton has been positioned in the entry level Indian luxury SUV segment and battles it out with the Toyota Fortuner and the likes. The Rexton comes to us via CK route and Mahindra has priced Ssangyong’s first SUV in India very competently.

Mahindra uses its wide dealer & service network for selling and servicing the Rexton in India.

Thanks to the great price, the Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton is seeing a huge demand and the Indian UV maker has already registered 1,300 bookings for South Korean SUV. It has now emerged that Mahindra has planned to assemble as many as 500 Rexton SUVs this month to meet the high demand. M&M plans to sell 5,000 units of the Ssangyong SUV this year.

The Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton is powered by a 2.7-liter (2696cc) DOHC common rail turbo diesel which comes in two states of tune- 165PS and 186PS. The torque output in the two engine variants is rated at 340NM and 402Nm respectively. The top of the line variant features 5-speed E-Tronic automatic transmission and all wheel drive mechanism. The base variant gets 5 speed manual ‘box and ‘Torque On Demand’ system.

The Rexton comes feature-loaded and here we have the list of the features on offer-

Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton W Features

Exterior Features

•    Rear wiper and demister

•    Roof rails

•    Rear and front parking sensors

•    High mount brake warning lamp

•    Real Time All Wheel Drive

•    Wraparound quarter glasses flanking the rear windscreen for style

•    Fog lamps

•    Projector headlamp

•    Stepping board for easy ingress

•    Side rub rails, with chrome strip below it

•    Body coloured door handles

•    Flared wheel arches, for a brawny appearance

•    10 Spoke 18 inch alloy wheel P255 / 60R 18 (for the top spec version caught testing). Lower spec models come with 16” wheels

Interior Features

•    7-seater

•    A/C vents for second and third row

•    Third row has decent leg room, though does not have proper seats

•    Cruise control

•    Electric windows (front & rear)

•    Power folding door mirrors

•    Electrically adjustable door mirrors

•    Leather steering wheel

•    Headlight levelling system

•    Centre storage console

•    Two 12V DC power outlets

•    Heated windscreen

•    Remote – keyless entry

•    Space saver spare wheel

•    Seatbelt reminder

•    Auto climate control air conditioning

•    Steering wheel audio controls

•    Kenwood Double Din single CD, RDS Radio with USB  – 6 Speakers

•    (Optional) Kenwood Full touch-screen single CD, RDS Radio with navigation

•    Leather upholstery

•    Front seat 4-way head restraints

•    60:40 split folding 2nd row of seats

•    Luggage cover & net barrier

•    Front sunvisors with illuminated passenger mirror


•    ABS with EBD (Electronic Brake Distribution)

•    ESP (Electronic Stability Programme) with ARP (Active Rollover Protection)

•    HDC (Hill Descent Control)

•    Door impact beams

•    Dual airbags (front)

•    Side airbags (front)

•    Disc brakes on all 4 wheels

•    Speed sensing power assisted steering

•    Alarm & immobiliser

Price list for Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton W:

MT- INR 17.67 Lakhs

AT- INR 19.67 Lakhs

(all prices ex showroom Mumbai)

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