Mahindra Rexton assembly to commence in H2 2018 - Report

12/02/2018 - 18:57 | ,  ,   | Sagar Parikh

Mahindra confirmed the launch of the fourth-gen SsangYong Rexton in India at Auto Expo 2018. According to a report from The Korea Herald, the company will start assembling the new SUV in India in the second half of this year.

Mahindra Rexton front three quarters right side at Auto Expo 2018
Mahindra will assemble the Mahindra Rexton in Chakan, Maharashtra.

The third-gen SsangYong Rexton was imported in CKD kits from South Korea and the plan for the fourth-gen SsangYong Rexton is the same. Mahindra will assemble the mid-size SUV in Chakan, Maharashtra. This time, the company will sell it with its own badge and a more familiar design. The Mahindra Rexton has a different upper grille consisting of six vertical chrome slats, with a gloss black frame and a wide horizontal chrome slat above it.

The SsangYong Rexton is available in 5- and 7-seat versions internationally. Mahindra will launch the 7-seat version in India. The Mahindra Rexton will employ a 2.2-litre diesel engine that develops 178 bhp and 420 Nm of torque. Availability of a 7-speed automatic transmission and a 4WD system is a given. Whether Mahindra will offer a 6-speed manual transmission to lower the entry price or not is unknown.

Mahindra Rexton rear three quarters left side at Auto Expo 2018
The Mahindra Rexton will compete with the likes of Isuzu MU-X, Ford Endeavour and Toyota Fortuner.

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The Mahindra Rexton will likely go on sale in India in Q4 2018 (October-November 2018), just in time for the festive season. With a starting price of around INR 24 lakh (ex-showroom), it will compete with the likes of Isuzu MU-X, Ford Endeavour and Toyota Fortuner.

[Source: The Korea Herald]

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