Thursday, May 10, 2012
By Manoj Kumawat
Mahindra Rexton price to land around Rs 20 lakh, to be placed above Mahindra XUV 500
Car maker Mahindra that has given some of the best selling SUVs in India is all set to bring the first offering - Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton SUV – from its Korean subsidiary Ssangyong. As per the recent update, the Mahindra Rexton price in India could land between Rs 18 lakh to Rs 20 lakh which will be over and above the Mahindra XUV 500 price tag which is around Rs 11 lakh. This will be the first SUV from the Korean partner and soon Ssangyong Mahindra Korando will also be launched in India. Both the Rexton and Korando launch are slated this Diwali.
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The Indian SUV maker has pushed all its launches this Diwali as the period is a bloom for the car industry in India and it is at this time that there is most of the car buying. Launching the Rexton SUV at this time means that offering the car buyers with an excellent option. Basically, the SUV Rexton is based on Mercedes Benz M Class and the Koreans got it first over a decade ago. It got mid career makeover in 2006 and later again some two years ago. Contrary to most of the SUVs, the Mahindra Rexton is not a fuel guzzler or a pollution machine. Thanks to the diesel particulate filter placed in it that reduces carbon content from the emissions and makes the exhaust drastically low on car emissions.
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The made for India Mahindra Rexton is believed to have all the features and gizmos that are on the international model. Powered by 2.7 litre CRDi, 162 bhp diesel engine with an option of a more powerful 2.9 L and 3.2 L diesel engines make the Rexton all the more powerful than SUVs in its segment. The engines are all said to have been based on the technology licensed by Mercedes Benz.