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Monday, April 30, 2012

By Manoj Kumawat

Mahindra Rexton SUV caught testing in India, is the launch earlier than expected!

Ssangyong, the Korean car maker and a subsidiary of Indian SUV maker Mahindra seems to be all set to launch its first SUV Mahindra Rexton in India. Recently, Mahindra Rexton has been caught testing in a camouflage free state and such testings generally take place just before the launch. However, as per the official announcement by Mahindra, the Ssangyong Rexton launch is scheduled this Oct-Nov. The Rs 16 lakh SUV is expected to be a compact car and will be a close rival of Premier Rio and upcoming Ford Ecosport as well as Maruti XA Alpha.

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Upon the launch of the Korean SUV Mahindra Rexton, it will soon be joined by its big brother Mahindra Korando. Notably, Mahindra is in the process of making India a hub for the production of Ssangyong cars and recently there were media reports that the car maker has spotted land in Uttrakhand for its latest car plant. Industry experts also believe that Mahindra will be setting up a new plant for the production of Ssangyong cars in India. Moreover, Ssangyong will be the second prominent Korean car maker after Hyundai that will be producing cars in the country.

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The Mahindra Rexton will be a compact under four meter SUV and will have a 2.7 litre diesel engine under the hood that will be producing around 160 bhp and 320 Nm of torque. Once in, the Rexton and Korando SUVs will be giving tough time to its parent company SUVs such as Mahindra XUV 500, Mahindra Scorpio besides other SUVs such as Tata Safari, Force One SUV and others. Since Mahindra Rexton was recently spotted in Nasik in Maharashtra, it is expected that Mahindra will be assembling the Rexton at the Nasik plant, however, there is also a probability that Mahindra could produce it at the Chakan plant where the XUV 500 is produced.

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