Spied – Ssangyong Actyon Sports spotted in India

Posted on: May 7, 2013 - 11:02am IST

The Ssangyong Actyon Sports is a lifestyle pickup truck based on the Actyon SUV.

Ssangyong Actyon pickup spied in India front
The Ssangyong Actyon Sports has the Tata Xenon and the Isuzu D-Max clearly in its sights.

The car has been brought to the Delhi Auto Expo last year but Mahindra hasn’t made any sort of strong statement regarding the pickup’s prospects in India. However, the vehicle has been spotted in here by the guys at Topgear Malayalam. This suggests that the Actyon Sports could be considered for the Indian market.

Ssangyong Actyon pickup spied in India front three quarter

Falling under the lifestyle pickup category, the Actyon Sports emerges as the most premium of all the pickups that are on sale in India. Internationally, the vehicle is available with a 2.0 litre diesel engine which is capable of 153 bhp and 360 Nm of torque.

Ssangyong Actyon pickup rear

The richly equipped Actyon Sports comes with AC, power steering, power windows, music system with Bluetooth connectivity, airbags, ABS and 4WD system as standard features in the international markets. However, if Mahindra plans to launch the pickup in India, it could skimp on some of the equipment to keep the prices under the roof. The car is available only in the double cab configuration.

Ssangyong Actyon pickup spied in India side

The lifestyle pickups form a niche segment in India, the one that doesn’t have many products. The Mahindra Scorpio Getaway and the Tata Xenon are the only contenders. Well, Isuzu D-Max is another promising candidate, but the Japanese automaker is still testing the waters before determining to take a plunge.

Ssangyong Actyon Sports Delhi Auto Expo 2012 front
The car spotted seems to be the same car that graced the Auto Expo 2012

Even though the sales volume will not be high, Mahindra, with its rich experience in making and selling pickup trucks is expected to be in a better position than the rest.

Ssangyong Actyon Sports Delhi Auto Expo 2012 side

And we have to mention here, that it is way too early to assume that the pickup is India bound.

[Source: Topgear Malayalam’s Facebook page]

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5 thoughts on “Spied – Ssangyong Actyon Sports spotted in India

  1. Mohammed says:

    Well, the SsangYong Rexton is garnering very poor user feedback with issues ranging from major engine hiccups to minor power windows related niggles covering the entire car almost. And, worst of all, nobody at M&M has a clue to resolve these issues. Very few M&M service centres have SsangYong trained technicians and they’re all at sea.

    SsangYong is hardly a force in native South Korea and probably we can relate them to our own Force Motors in terms of their operations strategy. Buying age old, thrown out platforms and technology from others and producing outdated machines.

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  2. Raghuvansh says:

    This will probably be launched after the Korando Turismo..

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  3. Enthusiast says:

    Forget pickup.

    The car looks great. I’d say, engineer it a little more, add a roof and third row. Ertiga Killer Done.

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  4. Prashant says:

    Seriously think that pick up’s should start making in roads in India. Its way too long waiting for these macho vehicles.

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As a toddler, those wheeled machinery fascinated me even before I knew what they’re called as! So here I'm, petrolhead by birth, Mechanical engineer by qualification and automotive reporter by profession!