We all known that a while back Mahindra & Mahindra acquired 70 percent stake in Ssangyong Motor Company and the reason was to create a new identity in the premium SUV segment in India. It was a clever move by Mahindra but unfortunately till date the parent has not launched any of the expected models. Of the two model, Ssangyong Rexton and Ssangyong Korando, the former was speculated to be launched first in the domestic market but for some reason it hasn’t happened yet. On 17th October 2012, Mahindra and Mahindra has finally launched the much awaited Rexton W SUV in India with an aggressive price tag of Rs. 17.67 Lakhs.
What you see before you isn’t the Rexton that Mahindra showcased at the Auto Expo in Delhi, but in fact the newer third generation Rexton W that was unveiled by the Mahindra Group for the first time at the 2012 Busan Motor Show at Bexco on May 24, and has now been officially launched in India becoming the first premium SUV offering from the SsangYong group to be introduced on Indian soil.
The Rexton W continues the legacy of Ssangyong’s flagship Rexton SUV and here in India the vehicle will sell as both a 5-speed manual version with Torque on Demand and a 5-speed automatic with all-wheel-drive capability.
In India, the Rexton W will feature a 2.7 Litre 5 cylinder CRDI Diesel engine which comes in two different configurations. The RX270 XDi comes with 162 BHP of peak power and 340 Nm of torque while the RX270 XVT comes with 184 BHP of peak power and 402 Nm of torque. The XDi versions comes with manual transmission while the XVT is mated to an automatic gearbox. The top speed of the two variants is 180 KMPH and 194 KMPH with an ARAI certified mileage of 12.4 KMPL and 11.18 KMPL respectively.
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The new SsangYong Rexton W SUV that will be sold and serviced at Mahindra's dealerships only is a modern and luxurious SUV offering from the South Korean UV maker. Projector headlamps, chrome radiator grills, LED tail lamps, stainless steel beltline are among the many nice touches that make this Rexton’s exteriors a rather classy affair.
Rexton W has been launched with 4 colour options in India which are:
- Volcano black
- Satin white
- Moondust silver
- Opulent purple