SsangYong Rexton RX6 Launched In India At Rs 19.75 Lakh - Overdrive
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SsangYong Rexton RX6 launched in India at Rs 19.75 lakh

06 May 2014 / 0

SsangYong has launched the Rexton RX6 in India at Rs 19.75lakhs (ex-showroom, Pune). The RX6 is the new variant of the company’s flagship model and is slotted between the top end RX7 and the base RX5 model.

SsangYong Rexton RX6 (1)

The RX6 is placed between the top end RX7 and the base RX5 model

The RX6 does get the interiors of the feature rich RX7 with the powertrain borrowed from the RX5. Powering the RX6 is the RX270 Xdi, five cylinder engine which generates 164PS of max power and total torque of 340Nm. Transmission is a five-speed manual box and does not have all wheel drive as in the RX7, but with the 4X4 Torque On Demand (TOD) system with low ratio found in the RX5 variant.

SsangYong Rexton RX6 (2)

The RX6 gets a five speed manual transmission with interiors like that of RX7

Inside, the RX6 seats have premium leather upholstery and the interior gets a dual tone theme consisting of beige and black colours. Driver’s seat can be electrically adjusted in eight ways and feedback from the road is improved by way of a speed sensitive power steering. Safety aspect is taken care of by dual front and side airbags, hill descent control which can be turned on/off and Electronic Stability Program (ESP) with active rollover protection and anti-slip regulation.

Features such as electric sunroof, automatic headlamps, rain sensing wipers and three row air conditioning make this variant a good value for money proposition. The RX6 is available in satin white, opulent purple, moondust silver and volcano black colours. We believe that with this variant SsangYong will be able to draw a lot more customers to their showrooms and will likely see further increase in their sales numbers.

Read our first drive of the SsangYong Rexton RX6 here

 

SsangYong Rexton RX6 launch press release

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M&M), a part of the US $ 16.7 billion Mahindra Group, today announced the launch of a new model of the SsangYong Rexton, the ‘RX6’ with manual transmission and a host of features at a price of Rs 19.96 lacs (ex-showroom, Delhi)*. The new model RX6 will be an addition to the existing model range of Rexton which has received a very good response in India. The Rexton is the No. 2 selling brand in the High-end SUV segment in FY 2013-14.
The ‘New Rexton RX6’ comes with 5-speed manual transmission on the 2.7 L RX270 XDi engine and a range of luxurious & high tech features. The high end features include 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 (TOD) system. The RX6 is targeted at customers who desire high end luxurious features and at the same time want to enjoy authentic SUV performance with a manual transmission.
Speaking on the launch of the ‘RX6’ model of the SsangYong Rexton, Vivek Nayer, Chief Marketing Officer, Automotive Division, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. said,
“As a customer-centric organization, 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.”

The 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 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 technology.

The Rexton is a high end SUV from SsangYong, South Korea’s premium SUV manufacturer which has been a part of the Mahindra Group since 2010. The Rexton has been sold in over 120 countries since 2001. The 3rd generation Rexton, which was launched in October 2012 in India, is available in over 206 dealer outlets across 150 cities. The Rexton has received a good response in India and has won several prestigious awards including the Premium SUV of the Year at the Bloomberg TV Autocar India Awards and Economic Times ZigWheels Awards.

The Rexton in India is manufactured and assembled at Mahindra’s Chakan Plant near Pune by sourcing components from SsangYong Korea and from India.

Some of the key features of the ‘RX6’ model are:

Luxury and Comfort
• Premium leather upholstery.
• Dual tone Black & Beige interiors
• 8-way electrically adjustable driver seat.
• Automatic easy access function for driver seat.



Performance
• 2.7 L RX270 XDi engine with 162 BHP Power & 340 Nm Torque
• Intelligent 4x4 Torque-on-Demand system (TOD) with a low ratio switch.

Technology
• Electric sunroof with tilt-open function and sun blind.
• Infotainment system with Navigation
• Speed sensitive power steering.
• Memory function with 3 presets for driver seat and ORVMs.
• Automatic headlamps.
• Rain sensing wipers.

Safety
• ABS & Electronic Stability Programme with off switch.
• Anti – Slip Regulation.
• Active Rollover Protection.
• Hill Descent Control with on/off switch.
• Front & side airbags.


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