In Review: Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton

Overview:

Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton is the Korean giant’s product that was acquired by Mahindra last year. Mahindra showcased the Rexton at Delhi Auto Expo 2012 and developed it in collaboration with South Korean firm Ssangyong Motors.

Ssangyong Rexton

Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton can accommodate upto 7 occupants. This SUV offers better fuel economy, optimum comfort, apt versatility and advanced safety features.

It is powered by a massive 2.7-litre direct-injected diesel engine. This strong and muscular engine with its 5-cylinders produces a power of 162bhp and 402Nm of torque. The power machine is a turbocharged diesel motor and mated to five speed manual and automatic gearbox.

The exterior of Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton is quite impressive and crafted with excellence by Korean design engineers with the backing of Giorgietto Giugiaro’s Itadesign studio. It has redesigned headlamps that are accompanied by daytime running LEDs, new roof rails and sleek rear spoiler at rear.

The interior incorporates comfort features like cruise control, AC with climate control, power windows, AC ducts for rear seats with separate controls, auto wipers with rain sensors, headlamp leveling device, rear window demister, steering mounted controls, rear cargo 12V outlet with front passenger 12V outlet.

Ssangyong Rexton is loaded with safety features like Traction control, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System, Enhanced Parking Brake Technology, Electronic stability control, Hill hold and Hill descent control along with ABS with EBD, Brake Assist, Airbags and many more.

Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton Models:

Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton RX5

  • Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton RX7

Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton Colours:

Moon Dust Silver

Opulent Purple

Satin White

  • Volcano Black

Technical Specification:

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Engine Code RX270 XDi and RX270 XVT
Displacement 2696 cc
Power 162bhp/4000 rpm
Torque 340Nm/1800rpm
Mileage 12.4
Fuel System In-Line
Transmission Type Manual and Automatic
Dimensions
Length 4755mm
Width 1900mm
Height 1785mm
Wheelbase 2835mm
Ground Clearance 252mm
Boot Space 475 litres
Fuel Tank Capacity 78 litres
Gross Vehicle Weight 2760 kg
Suspension
Front Independent McPherson Strut with Coil Springs & Anti-Roll Bar
Rear Torsion Beam Axle with Coil Springs & Anti-Roll bar
Steering
Type Power Steering
Type of power assist Electro-hydraulic
Turning Radius 5.7 m
Brakes
Front Ventilated
Rear Disc
Chassis & Body
Construction Five Door
Weight 2000 kg
Tyres 235/75 R16

 

Design:

Exterior – If we talk about its exterior design, Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton is superb. It has muscular body and it looks more powerful. It is loaded with a lot of features that makes new Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton exteriors stylishly rugged.

On front side, it has a unique bonnet scoop with bold ‘Merc’ like headlamps and fantastic finished front grille at which the ‘Ssangyong’ badge is centre staged. This grille has three vertical slats and is quite large, which has been surrounded by a big head light cluster that has been equipped with powerful high intensity eagle eye shaped projector lamps that gives a radiant view to the driver. The front body coloured bumper is also tweaked and it has been integrated with a pair of bright fog lamps, which add to the utility of the driver.

Ssangyong Rexton Front

The side profile of the car is most exciting part with features that have been infused in it are Chrome side moldings, stainless steel side step with rubber inserts, Premium silver colored roof rails and all these impressive facets stand tall on the stylish yet concrete 10-spoke 16-inch alloy wheels of Mahindra Rexton. Additionally, it has muscular look that enables to show off its presence on the road and finishing touch is given by the ORVM mounted turn indicators.

The rear of Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton is quite impressive as there is an enormous windscreen that is reflecting front muscle along with an amusing rear spoiler LED tail lamps that has ‘L’ shaped parking light, which are appropriately visible for the impending vehicle even in the daytime.

Ssangyong Rexton Amazing Head Lamp

Apart from these high class features, the new muscular SUV also gets ‘REXTON’ branding on the scruff plates, which gives it a distinct look. The company is offering this sports utility vehicle in a few vibrant and lively exterior paint options, which makes this vehicle look smooth and stunning.

Interior – Like exterior, Mahindra Rexton is superbly crafted in interiors as well. It gives you a feeling of luxurious car as you enter the SUV. The list of luxury features that have been added in its interior design are Premium fabric/Leather upholstery, Leather wrapped steering wheel with additional metalgrain accents, Leather wrapped gear knob with chrome and metalgrain accents, Dual tone beige and black interiors, premium floor mats.

Ssangyong Rexton Back Seats

The entertainment part of the car seems up to the mark with a touch screen Infotainment system that plays- MP3, DVD alongside supports USB & Aux, while a team of 6 speakers ensure a surround sound to the occupants.

This sports utility vehicle also has a lot of storage spaces such as an overhead sunglass holder, a center console armrest that has some storage as well as cup holders. The other features are cigarette lighter, a removable ashtray, reading lamps in all the three rows of seats, ignition keyhole illumination, a coat hook, driver and front co-passenger sun visors with vanity mirrors and lights and the front glove box is also illuminated for better visibility in the dark.

Rexton Unique Feature

Engine:

It is powered by a 2.7 litre turbocharged diesel engine. It has a displacement 2696cc that is mated with five speed gearbox which is available in automatic as well as manual transmission. It produces a power of 165PS at the rate 4000rpm and a torque of 340Nm at the rate of 1800 to 3250rpm.

Performance:

Powered by the new 2.7 litre turbocharged diesel engine base RX5 variant has the ability to deliver maximum power of 165PS and 340 Nm of torque and capable of attaining a top speed of 180 kmph. Moreover the high end RX7 variant, which churns out 184 PS of power along with 402 Nm of torque, reaches the top speed of 194 kmph. Another impressive part of Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton engine is that it sprints 100 kmph in just 13-14 seconds.

Ride & Handling:

Being an off-roader, the new Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton riding and handling are designed in such a way that it gives complete control to the driver. No matter what the road conditions are, new Mahindra Rexton offers a full proof performance. Some of the technological features that assist to enhance its performance like Independent double wishbone front suspension with anti-roll bar, Independent 5-link rear suspension with anti-roll bar, Intelligent Torque-On-Demand system (TOD) with low ratio, Anti-slip regulation, Active rollover protection, Hill Descent Control with on/off switch and many more.

The RX5 variant, which is a rear wheel drive variant, comes with an advanced Intelligent Torque-On-Demand system feature that enhances the performance on off-road journeys. On the other hand, the RX7 variant is loaded with an efficient all wheel drive system that ensures an uninterrupted and comfortable journey no matter what the road conditions are.

Space & Comfort:

 Ssangyong Rexton luggage

Now coming to the comfort features, the new Rexton is fitted with the following features like Automatic easy access function for driver seat, electrically adjustable ORVMs with folding and heating, audio controls mounted on steering, manual/auto Day and night IRVM, 8-way electrically/manually adjustable driver seat, adjustable lumber support for driver seat, Power windows with driver side auto up-down.

Ssangyong Rexton Gear

It also has a lot of storage spaces such as an overhead sunglass holder, a center console armrest that has some storage as well as cup holders.  There are storage pockets in the doors; there is also a storage compartment under the boot floor, a mobile or MP3 holder in the dash board, an internal tailgate assist handle and also a flip up tailgate glass for easy access of the boot compartment as well.

Infotainment System:

If we talk about its entertainment section, it will never let you feel down. It has a single CD-player fitted with AM/FM radio and speakers. It also has USB, Aux-in and Bluetooth support as added benefits. It also has a GPS integrated system. It comes with 6 speakers to give a surround sound feel.

Ssangyong Rexton Equipment

Equipment:

Being fully loaded with styling, comfort & convenience and safety features, the Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton is equipped with a range of accessories. The Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton accessories include Touch screen Infotainment system with the compatibility for MP3, DVD, USB port & Aux-in and 6 speakers. Moreover, there are a number of standard accessories that enhances the premium feeling at both interior and exterior fronts including Leather wrapped steering wheel, Removable ashtray, Coat hook, Premium floor mats and many more.

 

Ssangyong Rexton Equipment

Safety:

Mahindra Ssanyong Rexton is fitted with more advanced safety features that assist the passenger’s life to make it much secure as well as vehicle too. It has power-assisted steering wheel that make easy to handle the car more smoothly for driver.

The major safety highlights of the SUV include Electronic Stability Program (ESP) with off switch, Active rollover protection, ABS, Anti-slip regulation, Dual front airbags, Side airbags for higher variant, Seat belt pre-tensioner & load limiter, 3-point ELR seat belt for driver and co-driver, 3-point ELR seat belt for 2nd row seat.

Ssangyong Rexton Safety airbag

These features ensure that car passengers are more secure during an accident and collision. Also, the car comes with hill descent control, big halogen headlamps for better visibility at night and brake assist as well.

Cost (Ex-showroom, New Delhi):

Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton Price ( RX5 ) – Rs. 17,75,000

  • Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton Price ( RX7 ) – Rs. 19,75,000

Verdict:

Through this review of Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton, it is clear that company has left no stone unturned in terms of features. The cutting edge technology is superbly interfused with a bold and aggressive exterior. At the same time, interior is designed to give a feel of a posh cabin.

The best part, aside from polished exteriors and interiors, is the aggressive price point at which Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton is tagged. The new SUV is clearly ready to give others a run for their money. 

 

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