Ssangyong Rexton diesel SUV launched in India; priced at Rs 17.67-19.67L

This is the first vehicle launch after Mahindra took over the Korean company in March last year.

Updated: Oct 17, 2012, 14:50 PM IST

Zeebiz Bureau

Mumbai: Auto major Mahindra and Mahindra launched its high-end sports utility vehicle Rexton in India on Wednesday in partnership with SsangYong motors.

Ssangyong Rexton will be available only in diesel option

"A manual model of the sports utility vehicle (SUV) is priced at Rs 17.67 lakh ex-Mumbai and the automatic version at Rs 19.67 lakh," M&M president, automotive and farm equipment, Pawan Goenka said at the launch.

The new Rexton has two variants RX5 MT and RX7 AT AWD.

This is the first vehicle launch after Mahindra took over the Korean company in March last year.

After having its national launch in Mumbai, Rexton launch will be followed in New Delhi and Bangalore & phase wise roll out in other markets.

The first launch from its Korean arm is produced at the Chakan plant with some localisation, the company said.

In November 2010, Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) had signed a definitive agreement with Ssangyong Motor Company to acquire 70 percent stake in the ailing South Korean automaker at a total cost of USD 463 million (about Rs 2,105 crore).

The third generation Rexton or the Rexton W that boasts of sophisticated styling, luxurious interiors and superior handling will be pitted against Toyota Fortuner, Mitsubishi Pajero Sport and Ford Endeavour.

The car is the first high-end SUV from the Mumbai-based auto firm.

The company said it has invested over Rs 63 crore at its Chakan plant for this model.

Key Features (Feature courtesy:

-Classy chrome grille

-'Eagle eye' shaped projector headlamps and the Rexton emblem

-Stylish bumper, integrated fog lamps and turn signals

-ORVMs with integrated LED turn indicators

-LED rear tail lamps with 'L' shaped parking lights

-Chrome side mouldings

-Stylish 10-spoke 16" alloy wheels

-Rexton branding on scuff plates

-Premium silver coloured roof rails

-Dual tone beige & black interiors with metal grain accents

-Three row seats concealed with premium, dual tone, beige and black interiors, complemented by metal grain accents and plush leather seats.

-Premium leather upholstery

-8-way electrically adjustable driver seat with automatic easy access function

-ORVMs with electric adjustment + folding and heating

-Touchscreen Infotainment system with MP3, DVD, USB port & Aux-in and 6 speakers

-Steering wheel with tilt function and audio controls

-Day and night IRVM