India’s leading utility and passenger car manufacturer, Mahindra & Mahindra recently launched a new variant for its SsangYong Rexton SUV. The variant ‘RX6’ comes mated to a 5-speed manual transmission gearbox and gets many exciting features. The company has priced this variant at Rs. 19.96 lakhs (Ex-showroom Delhi). At present, the Rexton comes in two exciting variants that is the RX5 and RX7. The RX5 is an entry level variant of this car that comes mated to manual transmission while the RX7 is the top end variant that gets E-tronic Automatic Transmission with Mercedes-Benz technology. The RX6 variant is positioned between the RX5 MT and the RX7 AT.
The company has made RX6 variant available in four exciting colour options that is Satin White, Moondust Silver, Volcano Black and Opulent Purple. SUV Rexton is currently in its third generation and was launched in the Indian auto-market in October, 2012. Amazingly, this car has received great response from the enthusiasts and it became No. 2 selling brand in the High-End SUV segment during Fiscal year 2013 – 14. The premium SUV, Rexton in India is manufactured and assembled at Mahindra’s Chakan facility near Pune and its spare parts are sourced from its subsidiary unit, SsangYong, Korea and from India.
Powered by the frugal 2.7 liter 5-pot common rail turbo diesel engine, the new Rexton RX6 produces a maximum power of 162bhp and maximum torque of 340Nm. In addition, the 5 speed MT gearbox has Torque on Demand (TOD) along with a low ratio for off-roading.
The company has done a great job by blessing the RX6 with a set of exciting features that include – Dual black and beige interiors, Premium leather upholstery, 8 way electrically adjustable driver’s seat, Automatic easy access function for Driver’s seat, Infotainment system with Navigation, Electric sun-roof with Tilt open function and sun-blinds, Speed sensing power steering, Automatic headlights and Rain sensing wipers.
Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton RX6 comes powered by a 2.7 Litre RX270 XDi engine that also powers the other two variants. Added to this, it comes blessed with fabulous features to delight the enthusiasts, which includes – Electric sunroof, Premium leather upholstery, 8-way electrically adjustable driver’s seat with memory function, Rain sensing wipers, Automatic headlamps and Intelligent 4X4 TOD (Torque on Demand system).