Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton
Updated On: 1 September 2014

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Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton

Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton Description

The Indian automaker Mahindra and Mahindra has introduced a luxurious SUV model Rexton in the market last year. There were two variants launched namely RX5, RX7 and now the company has added another variant RX6 to its model line up. The company introduced this latest variant to mark its first anniversary in the country and to augment its sales. It is perhaps the most featured, high performance and a reasonably priced sports utility vehicle. This four wheeler is available with 2.7-litre diesel engine option that is compliant with Bharat Stage IV emission norms. The RX5 and the RX6 trims are available with a 5-speed manual transmission option, which is further accompanied with torque on demand function. This engine is equipped to these two trims have the ability to produce a maximum power of 162bhp at 4000rpm, while generating 340Nm in the range of 1800 to 3250rpm. This engine enables the vehicle to deliver a peak mileage of approximately 12.83 Kmpl and helps it to reach a top speed of 180 Kmph. On the other hand, the top end trim comes equipped with a slightly powerful 2.7-litre diesel mill that displaces 2696cc. This motor can churn out a power of 184bhp at 4000rpm in combination with a peak torque of 402Nm between 1600 to 3000rpm. This engine is paired with a sophisticated five speed automatic transmission gearbox that distributes the torque output to all four wheels in the form of an all-wheel drive layout. The Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton is perhaps a very decent yet stylish looking SUV, thanks to its unconventional exterior cosmetics and its macho body structure. Its front and side profiles are very trendy, but it has an unconventional rear profile, which makes it look unique. Its interiors are done up neatly using good quality material and it gets a beige and black colored scheme. Its dashboard gets a four spoke steering wheel, mounted with multi-functional switches that adds to the convenience of the driver. The leg and shoulder space inside is huge, thanks to the large wheelbase of 2835mm.
 
The car maker has equipped its interiors with a lot of comfort features including driver seat height adjuster with lumbar support, leather wrapped steering wheel, electrically adjustable ORVMs with heating and folding function, automatic day/night inside rear view mirror, key less entry, cigarette lighter, removable ashtray, 60:40 split foldable seconds row seats, front sun visors with vanity mirrors and illumination, front glove box illumination and several other such aspects. This luxury SUV is blessed with a set of top class safety aspects that ensures proper safety to all the occupants. It is equipped with aspects like anti lock braking system, dual front airbags, 3-point ELR seatbelts for driver and front passenger, seat belt warning system, an engine immobilizer system, power door lock, side impact beams, a rear windscreen defogger and several other aspects. It also has features like tubeless tyres, rear windscreen washer and wiper, strengthened body structure with reinforced steel panels and other crucial safety aspects. The top end version is also equipped with electronic stability program with off switch, anti slip regulation, active rollover protection, side airbags and hill descent control with on/off switch.

Overall Review

Mahindra and Mahindra is all set to introduce Ssangyong first every product in the Indian car market. The new one is known as Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton SUV. This one was first revealed at the 11thAuto Expo 2012 in New Delhi in January. Since then it has been one of the most awaited SUVs in the country and now the launch is just around the corner. The company will be launching this one during the Dusserrha festival this year and surprise its fanatics with the five speed automatic transmission variant. According to the news so far, the car will be rolled out with a five speed automatic transmission coupled with a 2.7 litre of turbocharged diesel engine. This combination would give out 9.2 to 9.8kmpl of mileage. However, the mileage isn’t as impressive as you might expect, but with Ssangyong tag and Mahindra durability, this can be excused a bit. Another thing that would attract you towards Rexton will be the interiors. The car interiors are spacious, airy and very elegant. Advanced features like air conditioning system, power windows, power steering, remote fuel lid opener, central locking system would make your ride more comfortable in Rexton. The safety department can also be come loaded with so many features, starting from anti-lock braking system, electronic brake force distribution system, electronic stability program, hill descent control, sophisticated suspension system and dual SRS airbags and the list goes on. All these things will make Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton SUV a strong contender in the SUV segment of the Indian car market. This one will be giving a tough competition to Premier Rio, Mahindra Bolero, Tata Safari Storme and more.

Mileage and Fuel Economy

The mileage and fuel economy of the new Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton SUV is average. The 2.7 litre turbocharged diesel engine producing 165bhp of power along with 339Nm of torque manage to perform well on road, but the mileage doesn’t impresses. The engine has been coupled with a five speed automatic trasmsssmion, which assists the SUV to give out 9.2 to 9.8kmpl of mileage. This might turn out to be the major drawback, but with many advanced features and good performance on road, this can be neglected.

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Acceleration and Pick up

The new Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton will be launched very soon and with so many features that would take your breath away. The engine department will be endowed with 2.7 litre of turbocharged diesel engine that is capable of producing good power and torque and has been coupled with a five speed automatic transmission. The car will have an excellent pickup and acceleration. Rexton SUV will come in will come in both cadre - 4x4 and 4x2. It would manage to take the car to a top speed of 181kmph and touches the 100kmph mark from zero in 11.6 seconds. Therefore, the owner could definitely experience a mesmerizing experience on road.

Appearance

The new Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton SUV would be a complete package, which would showcase the skilled craftsmanship of the Ssangyong-Mahindra engineers. The sophistication of the car will be oozed out on the front with its grille and bold and broad headlamps. The bonnet of the car looks very alluring and would be accompanied by fog lamps and huge bumpers. The roof rails would turn out to be one of the sportiest features here. The rear would be complementing the front and have the style and sophistication as the front. The new Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton SUV will have Mahindra Scorpio like tail lights and the rear spoiler done very elegantly. On the whole, the SUV will certainly attract you in a single glance.

Comfort Feature

The interiors of the new Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton SUV are expected to be refreshing and an epitome of sophistications. The control panel will be illuminated with information cluster and tachometer. The warning lights will be present on the panel. The power steering wheel covered in leather would add on to the elegance. From dashboard to gear box and audio system everything is placed very ergonomically. The leather upholstery would be enhancing the premiumness of the SUV. Furthermore, the ample of legroom and headroom would not disappoint you and offer the passengers with utmost comfort and relaxation. The other highlights of the car interiors comprise of automatic climate control zone, rear AC vents, electric sunroof, power windows, CD player and the list goes on.

Dimensions

The Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton SUV is a well proportioned car, which has been stretched out to a length of 4720mm.the height and width of the car is 1830mm and 1870mm respectively. 1540mm is the wheelbase of the SUV.

Engine

The most significant thing for any car is engine under the bonnet. The new Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton SUV would be installed with a 2.7 litre of diesel engine that would have a displacement of 2696cc. The engine is expected to be powerful and lively. As per the fresh reports, the engine will be able to churn out maximum power of 165bhp at the rate of 4000rpm along with producing crest torque of 339Nm at the rate of 1800 to 3250rpm. According to the grapevine, this 2696cc engine might not be the best performing available in the market but it will try to bring a good performance on road. The company has also reduce the NVH (Noise, vibration and harshness), which in turn will positively build up the performance of the car and make it better for the driver and the passengers.

Wheels

The bold wheel arches of the Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton SUV would have 18 inches of alloy wheels providing a very soft and bump-free ride even on the uneven topography of our country. These 18 inches of alloy wheels will have tyre of255/60 R18 size.

Suspension

To boost the handling of Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton SUV, the car maker has given the car an overwhelming suspension system, which would keep the strength to eat up all the potholes on the rough topography of the country. The suspension system will comprise of double wishbone coil spring for the front along with the rigid axle with 5-link coil spring type suspension for the rear.

Handling and Control

What’s more front the suspension system is the power assisted steering wheel which will assist Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton SUV to have a good handling and make it utterly easy for the driver to glide through heavy traffic conditions without any trouble. Equally, the safety features in the Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton SUV will not fail you as well. The car will have airbags for the driver and front co-passenger, traction control, electronic stability program, collision avoidance system and engine immobilizer.

Pros

interiors, safety features.

Cons

mileage.

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