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Monday, October 15, 2012

By Manoj Kumawat

Mahindra SsangYong Rexton launching on Wednesday

The country’s utility vehicle pioneer, Mahindra & Mahindra Limited seems to be on a launch spree this festive season after launching two highly popular SUVs, Mahindra XUV 500 and Mahindra Quanto. After these two uber cool and sturdy SUV launches, next is the Mahindra Rexton, a luxury SUV to be launched on 17th October (Wednesday) this month in Mumbai. SsangYong Motor Company, a Korean automaker is a subsidiary of the Indian auto major and Mahindra will be launching the first SsangYong badged vehicle in the Indian auto market post its takeover in the month of March in 2011.

Mahindra SsangYong Rexton has been originally based on the Mercedes Benz M Class and has been designed to deliver quieter on road performance, great off road driving capabilities backed by car like comfortable handling. The Indian launch will comprise of the third generation Rexton, which made its debut at the 2012 Busan Motor Show, sporting high end and intricate design aesthetics, spacious and premium interiors and class leading performance.

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While speaking about this new endeavour, Mr. Pawan Goenka, President - Automotive and Farm Equipment Sectors at Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. & Chairman of SsangYong Motor Company affirmed that the highly successful launch of the XUV 500 cemented the position of the company in the premium SUV segment while encouraging a further step in the direction in the form of the Rexton SUV.

Recently, the Rexton premium SUV has been spotted in a disguised avatar in Mumbai and appeared to be upgraded significantly in comparison to its earlier version. The new Rexton will boast an all new front fascia with projector headlights, daytime LED lights, new bumpers, chrome grille, integrated fog lamps and LED indicators. Mahindra has not disclosed the engine details but it estimated that Rexton will come equipped with four cylinder 2.0L diesel engine mated with manual transmission.


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On 17th October, SsangYong Rexton will mark its nationwide launch in India at Mumbai followed by region wise launch in metropolitan cities of Bangalore and New Delhi initially. In terms of price, Rexton SUV is anticipated to be shelved at around Rs 18 lakh (ex-showroom Maharashtra).  SsangYong Rexton SUV will fuel up the intensifying rivalry amongst the segment drivers such as Toyota Fortuner, Ford Endeavour, Mitsubishi Pajero Sport and Hyundai Santa Fe.

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