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Latest on Ssangyong Rexton: 19 January, 2015
Mahindra-owned Ssangyong has revealed the Rexton facelift in the Korean market. The vehicle is also likely to make its Indian debut, but the exact launch details about the car are yet to be announced. It is equipped with some additional features and other subtle changes. Ssangyong Rexton The exteriors of the facelifted Rexton gets a new front fascia with vertical grille flanked by projector headlamps and LED daytime running lights.
Ssangyong Rexton, a SUV has 3 versions available in India. Ssangyong Rexton has 3 Diesel cars. Other popular cars in the similar price range of Ssangyong Rexton are Hyundai Santa Fe, Mahindra XUV500 and Mitsubishi Pajero SFX. Ssangyong Rexton comes in 4 colours, namely, Moondust Silver, Opulent Purple, Satin White, Volcano Black.
Ssangyong happens to be a South Korean auto maker, which has introduced its vehicles in the Indian auto market in collaboration with Mahindra & Mahindra. The first model launched by the company was Rexton in 2012, which is a full-fledged sports utility vehicle. During the initial stages, only 2 variants of the model were introduced but after some time, its third version was also launched. Named as RX5, RX6 and RX7, all these versions come equipped with the same 2.7-litre diesel engine, which has a displacement of 2696 cc.
The SUV did not receive much of attention when it made an entry into the Indian automobile sectors, mainly because of the presence of bigger names like Toyota Fortuner and For Endeavour. However, the features, safety and specifications of this model outdid its name and soon it started to be counted as one of the best SUVs in business. The car is stuffed with features and with its high-end look, has become one of the most trusted names in the SUV sector in the country today.
Further to this, read Ssangyong Rexton Road Test details by our expert.
The various fuel trims in Ssangyong Rexton are priced differently. The Diesel trims are priced between Rs. 19,62,141/- to Rs. 22,96,180/-.
As far as exteriors of this SUV are concerned, the car features a sporty design with nicely sculptured cosmetics on its entire body. At a single glance, one will notice its radiant eagle eye-shaped headlight cluster, which has an embedded 'Rexton' emblem. In order to make its side profile catchy, the auto maker is offering 10-spoke designer alloy wheels as part of standard accessory. The car is designed on a triple layer construction platform using an ultra-rigid steel frame. It is believed that this frame reduces the risk of injuries in case of a collision. Laing with, the car has electrically adjustable outside rear view mirrors fitted with LED side turn indicators. Other features at exteriors include premium silver colored roof rails, stylish bumper, chrome painted pair of fog lamps and Rexton branding on scuff plates.
The interiors of Ssangyong Rexton are much spacious and come equipped with numerous advanced comfort features. These advancements include audible rear parking sensors, fully automatic climate control system and navigation system with pre-loaded maps. All these functions make the journey a lot more easy and convenient. In order to ensure optimum comfort for the driver, the car comes with 8-way manually adjustable seat whereas the top 2 variants are offered with electrically adjustable driver seat. The company also offers a leather wrapped steering wheel, which is finely decorated with additional metal-grain ascents. The space at interiors is commendable, and can easily seat seven passengers.
The auto maker has designed Rexton’s cabin using quality scratch resistant material, which provides it a luxurious look. A lot of chrome inserts are offered at the interiors, which not just adds to its elegance but also provides it a distinctive look.
Engine and Transmission
Ssangyong Rexton is offered in three different variants, named RX5, RX6 and RX7. All the variants of SsangYong Rexton come equipped with the identical 2.7-litre diesel engine, which has a displacement of 2696 cc. This engine has been tuned in two different configurations with top variant churning out a maximum power of 184 bhp with a highest torque of 402 Nm. On the other hand, in other 2 versions, this engine produces a maximum power output of 162 bhp with 340 Nm of peak torque. In the top end variant, the engine comes mated to an automatic gearbox, whereas in the other two trim levels there is a five-speed manual transmission system, which intelligently works with a 4x4 torque-on-demand system.
Performance and Handling
The refinement of the engine of this mean machine is something that you will definitely love. Rexton can easily be one of the smoothest performers on the road and it almost gives a feel of driving an inline, six-cylinder mill. Long gear-shifts allow the SUV to pull at higher revs. However, the downshift is a bit less responsive, making city-driving in this model requiring expert driving skills. The bulky SUV takes 10.63 seconds to reach 100 kilometres per hour from rest when driven by the all-wheel system.
Ssangyong Rexton has been equipped with ventilated disc brakes on the front wheels. On the rear wheels, disc brakes do their job efficiently to rein the burly SUV.
The 2696 cc Diesel - powered variant delivers a fuel economy of 11 kmpl in city and 13 kmpl on highways
Rexton is undoubtedly, one of the safest on the road as far it is compared on the basis of equipment. The SUV has been provided with Anti-lock Braking System and Electronic Stability Program (ESP). Apart from these, Ssangyong has enhanced the safety of the car by providing Active Rollover Protection, Anti-Slip Regulation, dual front and rear airbags and Hill Descent Control.
If you are someone who loves driving and are not afraid to put your driving skills to test, Ssangyong Rexton is definitely the SUV for you. This monster machine is powerful, well-built and has everything in it to make it the king of the roads. Be it for highway driving, regular urban outing or that family trip on a mountain retreat, Rexton can prove its mettle at ease.
SsanYong Rexton is in a segment, which is flooded with a number of options, especially in the growing industry. However, the most threat is posed by the Toyota Fortuner and Ford Endeavour. The specifications, features and price are comparable and all the three have been targeting the SUV-loving Indian car lovers.
Note: Specifications for Rexton RX7 AT (Diesel) have been mentioned
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