Mahindra launches Ssangyong Rexton RX6 SUV variant in India

Mahindra & Mahindra, the owner of South Korean SUV maker Ssangyong, has launched a new variant of the Rexton SUV, from the latter’s stable. The Rexton RX6 variant sits in between the RX5 and the RX7 variants, as a cheaper but well rounder variant in terms of the equipment on offer.

The RX6 variant of the Rexton is priced at 19.96 lakh rupees. The RX5 variant comes in at 18.88 lakh rupees while the RX7 variant is priced at 21.11 lakh rupees, all priced reflecting ex-showroom Delhi figures. The lower price tag and additional equipment of the RX6 variant is aimed at driving more buyers towards the Rexton SUV.

The RX6 variant of the Rexton is aimed at the chauffeur driven SUV market, offering its owners a slew of features while retaining the manual gearbox and managing a lower price tag. The RX6 variant of the Rexton is powered by a 2.7 liter-5 cylinder turbo diesel engine that owes its origins to Mercedes Benz.

The engine outputs 162 Bhp of peak power and 340 Nm of peak torque, and is mated to a 5 speed manual gearbox. Like the base RX5 variant of the Rexton, the RX6 variant is offered with a four wheel drive system, which also features a low ratio. However, both the RX5 and RX6 variants miss the RX7 variants higher engine tune of 184 Bhp and 402 Nm.

In terms of additional equipment, the RX6 variant of the Rexton gains the following features:

  • Electric sunroof with tilt and open functions
  • 8-way electrically adjustable driver seat with 3 preset memory functions
  • Powered wing mirrors with 3 preset memory functions
  • Infotainment system with Navigation
  • Automatic headlamps
  • Rain sensing wipers
  • Electronic Stability Program
  • Anti-Slip Regulation
  • Active Rollover Protection
  • Hill Descent Control
By the end of this year, Mahindra is likely to offer the Rexton with a smaller, 2 liter turbo diesel engine, which is more fuel efficient than the 2.7 liter-5 cylinder motor. The Rexton has the reputation of being a gas guzzler and the new engine is aimed at changing that and improving sales. Click here to read more.