Ssangyong Rexton – Preview – Ssangyong Rexton Review

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Ssangyong Rexton – Preview

Reviewed by Prithvi – 1 year ago

Mahindra in its latest venture is betting hard on the Ssangyong Rexton, especially since the Indian auto giant had been non-existent in the premium SUV category without a product until now. However with the launch of the Rexton things seem to be rolling in the right direction considering that it is a Joint Venture between Mahindra and the Ssangyong Motor Company Korea. Therefore would this SUV grab the kind of attention that segment attendees like Ford Endeavour, Hyundai Sante Fe, Toyota Fortuner and Mitsubishi Pajero command is something that time can only tell but for now we shall discuss its composition.

Into its third generation, the Rexton is very different from what we had seen during this year’s Auto Expo. Its curvaceous looks have given way to a more composite design that features a flat yet sloping bonnet clubbed with pulled back headlamps, a chrome grille with Ssangyong logo sitting right in centre of it. The LED’s incorporated within the headlamp cluster add character to the front fascia with its sculpted front bumper.

The side profile provides flared wheel arches, 10 spoke alloy wheels while the rear offers LED tail lamps.

From its exteriors to its interiors, the Ssangyong Rexton is claimed to be luxurious when it comes to its cabin. Therefore what one would find is a dual tone interior (black beige), leather upholstery, electrically adjustable driver’s seat, elegant centre console which features a touch screen infotainment system, steering mounted controls, centre arm rest, AC vents and cup holders in the rear to name a few. Plus there is the facility of a sunroof just for that extra added benefit.

Moving on to its engine, the Rexton features a 2696cc diesel unit that is capable of producing a maximum power output 162 bhp with 340 Nm of torque. Currently there are two variants on offer namely the RX5 and the RX7. The difference being that the RX5 features a manual gearbox while RX7 provides an E-tronic automatic transmission.

The drive train also differs as the manual version is based on Torque On Demand while the automatic variant has full time all wheel drive as a standard fitment.

With a product of such stature safety also seems to a be prime concern for which the Rexton offers features like front and side airbags, Electronic Stability Program (ESP), Hill Descent Control, speed sensing door lock and parking assist. Having mentioned all the specifics, we are eager to lay our hands on this machine given its recent launch it would only be a couple of days since we review it and get you the first hand account on Ssangyong Rexton by Mahindra Mahindra. Till then stay tuned to our review section to get the latest updates from the auto sector.

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