Ssangyong has introduced its first SUV in India, and it comes with the Mahindra trust factor and under the same badge of the company. The Ssangyong Rexton
is Mahindra’s attempt to capture the premium SUV market and put it against the likes of Toyota Fortuner. The Rexton W does look very rugged and up market
and it attracts all those who are looking to buy a car that could grab one’s immediate attention.
It is next to impossible that the interiors of Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton should fail to impress their observers. Sporting a dual-tone theme, the interiors
of this SUV project a very classy feel, all thanks to the good quality plastics, the perfect fit, the premium finish and the simple-yet-sophisticated
design. The styling of the instrument panel and the sheer quality and features made the Rexton a great proposition. It has three rows of seating and can
seat seven people.
The Rexton W is powered by a mighty 2.7 litre five cylinder diesel engine which comes with two different power ratings for the two different five speed
transmission systems employed to work with it. The manual RX5 loaded with the RX270 XDi diesel mill produces a maximum of 162 bhp at 4000rpm and the
automatic RX7 model, on the other hand, is driven by an RX270 XVT diesel engine which is defined by a maximum output of 184 bhp. The NVH levels of the
engine are moderate, however the high insulation of the interiors means very little sound intrudes into the cabin.
The soft suspension set-up and the long travel of the spring make the ride smooth and pliant on smooth roads. The suspension and the high profile tyres do
a good job most of the time, as the Rexton W crashes into potholes. As for the steering, it is light enough to facilitate effortless parking and an easy
manoeuvring through the busy city streets.
1) Rexton RX5
2) Rexton RX6
3) Rexton RX7