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Mahindra launches Rexton at Rs 17.67 lakh

Last updated on: October 17, 2012 19:19 IST

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Auto major Mahindra & Mahindra said on Wednesday it has launched a premium SUV 'Rexton' from the SsangYong stable.

The first launch from its Korean arm is produced at the Chakan plant with some localisation, the company said.

Photographs: Sanjay Sawant

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Image: Mahindra Rexton.
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In November 2010, Mahindra & Mahindra had signed a definitive agreement with Ssangyong Motor Company to acquire 70 per cent stake in the ailing South Korean automaker at a total cost of $463 million (about Rs 2,105 crore).

"A manual model of the sports utility vehicle is priced at Rs 17.67 lakh (Rs 1.76 million) ex-Mumbai and the automatic version at Rs 19.67 lakh (Rs 1.96 million)," M&M president, automotive and farm equipment, Pawan Goenka said at the launch.

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Image: Mahindra Rexton.
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The car is the first high-end SUV from the Mumbai-based auto firm.

The company said it has invested over Rs 63 crore (Rs 630 million) at its Chakan plant for this model.

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Image: Mahindra Rexton.
Photographs: Sanjay Sawant/Rediff.com
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Luxury and comfort

Premium leather upholstery, 8-way electrically adjustable driver's seat including lumbar support, flat-folding 2nd and 3rd row seats, automatic easy access function for driver, auto day and night Internal Rear View Mirror, dual tone beige and black interiors with  metal grain accents

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Photograph:  (L) Pawan Goenka, President, Automotive & Farm Equipment Sectors, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. & Chairman, SsangYong Motor Company and (R) Mr. Yoo-Il Lee, CEO, Ssangyong Motor Company, Pravin Shah, Chief Executive, Automotive Division, M&M Ltd., Rajan Wadhera, Chief Executive, TPDS, M&M Ltd & Dr. Pawan Goenka, President – Automotive & Farm Equipment Sectors, M&M Ltd. at the launch of Rexton in Mumbai.





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Technology

5-speed manual and 5-speed E-tronic automatic transmission, Touch screen 6-inch Infotainment System with GPS navigation, DVD, CD, MP3, FM, USB; Fully Automatic Climate Control system; Memory function with 3 driver presets for driver's seat and ORVM, Electric sunroof with tilt/open function, Cruise control & Audio Controls on steering wheel; Rain sensors and Auto headlamps; Power-foldable and adjustable ORVMs with LED.

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Performance

Internationally proven engine 2.7L, 2696 cc engine which delivers 184 bhp power and 402Nm torque in the Automatic transmission. The Manual transmission variant delivers 162 bhp and 340 Nm Torque. Both variants offer superior offroading capabilities – All wheel Drive or Torque on Demand (intelligent 4x4). 

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Safety

Electronic Stability Program (ESP), 4 Airbags (front and side), Anti-lock Brake System, Hill Descent Control, Anti Slip regulation and Active Rollover Protection, Engine immobilizer


The SUV is available in 4   colours – Satin White, Moondust Silver, Volcano Black and Opulent Purple.

 

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Suspension

The SsangYong Rexton by Mahindra boasts a double wishbone front suspension with anti-roll bar up front and an independent five-link suspension in the rear with anti-roll bars for precise handing and the smoothest of rides.

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The Ssangyong Rexton by Mahindra RX5 variant is powered by a state-of-the-art 2.7 litre RX270 XDi, diesel engine which delivers a power-packed 162 bhp with 340Nm torque. 

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It boasts of a12.4 kms per litre mileage (ARAI certified) together with a 5-speed manual transmission as well as a Torque on Demand, an efficient and intelligent 4X4 system.

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This variant is powered by the 2.7 litre RX270 XVT engine which delivers 184 bhp with 402 NM torque. The engine is meshed with 5 speed E-tronic automatictransmission, built with Mercedes Benz Technology.

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The RX7 delivers a top speed of 194 KMPH. Despite all this unadulterated power, the Rexton gives you mileage of 11.18 kms per litre (ARAI-certified).

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All Wheel Drive (AWD) – The AWD in the RX7 model distributes 60% of torque to the rear wheels and 40% to the front wheels at all times which provides quick starts and great overall responsiveness for improved driving safety under all road and weather conditions.

 




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