& Mahindra Ltd. (M&M) has announced the launch of a new model of the
SsangYong Rexton, the ‘RX6’ with manual transmission. The cost of the vehicle
is Rs 19.96 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The new model RX6 will be an addition to
the existing model range of Rexton.
According to a company statement, the Rexton was the No. 2 selling brand
in the high-end SUV segment in FY 2013-14.
SsangYong Rexton by Mahindra is currently available in two models - RX5 and
RX7. The RX5 is an entry level manual transmission model and the RX7 is the top
end model with E-tronic automatic transmission with Mercedes BenzTM
new Rexton RX6 uses a 2.7 litre RX270 XDi engine (5 cylinder common rail, turbo
diesel engine) which produces 162 Bhp power and 340 Nm torque. The 5-speed
manual gearbox also offers an intelligent and efficient 4X4 system – Torque on
Demand (TOD) with a low ratio for serious off-roading.
The high end features of the vehicle includes premium leather upholstery, electrical
sunroof, 8-way electrically adjustable driver’s seat with memory function,
automatic headlights, rain sensing wipers and intelligent 4x4 Torque on Demand
on the launch of the ‘RX6’ model of the SsangYong Rexton, Vivek Nayer, Chief
Marketing Officer, Automotive Division, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. noted, “As
a customer-centric organisation, we continuously take feedback from consumers
and update our products to cater to their evolving needs. One such feedback from
customers was the need for high end and luxurious features in a manual
transmission model. The launch of the Rexton RX6 is a step in this direction
and will give driving enthusiasts a
manual transmission with 4x4 capabilities, along with high end features.”
3rd generation Rexton was launched in October 2012 in India and is available in
over 206 dealer outlets across 150 cities. The Rexton in India is manufactured
and assembled at Mahindra’s Chakan Plant near Pune by sourcing components from
SsangYong Korea and from India.