Mahindra SsangYong Rexton 2017 is based on an all-new ladder frame chassis that will also underpin an upcoming pick-up truck.
The new-generation Mahindra SsangYong Rexton 2017 has finally been revealed ahead of its public premiere at the 2017 Seoul Motor Show. It was speculated that the SUV will make its debut at the 2016 Paris Motor Show in October, but that didn’t happen. As a reminder, Mahindra is also working on an all-new 7 seater SUV – Codenamed Y400 – which will be based on the Rexton SUV.
The new model shares most of its design cues from the LIV-2 concept. It comes equipped with an all-new exterior featuring new front design and new brand’s logo. The vehicle is based on an all-new ladder frame chassis that will also underpin an upcoming pick-up truck that replace the existing Korando Sports pickup. The cabin design too shared with the concept, featuring a dual-tone black and brown dashboard. Engine details are yet to be announced, but it is likely to get the 225bhp, 2.0-litre turbo petrol and a 181bhp, 2.2-litre diesel units. Also Read: SsangYong Tivoli-based Mahindra SUV in the works
The new Rexton is likely to be launched in international market in 2017. It is quite early to comment on its Indian launch, as Mahindra is also working on a 7-seater SUV which will be based on the new generation Rexton. We will update you on this as soon as we hear from Mahindra Group. Also Read: Upcoming Mahindra Cars List & Expected Launch Details
|Base Model||Rs 25 lakh|
|Top Model||Rs 30 lakh|
With an all-new design, more upmarket cabin and lots of new features, the Rexton 2017 will be more expensive than the current-gen model. In UK, the new model could be priced between £26,000 – £35000. In India, we expect it to come within the price range of Rs 25 lakh – Rs 30 lakh.
|Petrol||2.0-litre GDi Turbo|
|Expected Mileage||Around 18kmpl|
With almost 50kg less weight than the current model, the new SsangYong Rexton will offer improved fuel efficiency. The current model returns a mileage around 17kmpl.
Projector headlamps and Rexton emblem
‘L’ shaped parking lights with LED rear tail lamps
ORVMs with LED turn indicators
Stainless steel beltline and chrome moulding
Three row seats with leather upholstery
8-way electrically adjustable seats and easy access function
Memory function with 3 presets for driver seat and ORVMs
Automatic climate control
Speed sensitive steering wheel
Front and side airbags
Hill Descent Control (HDC)
Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
Active rollover protection
Rear windscreen defogger
Rear windscreen wash and wipe
Strengthened body structure with reinforced steel panels
The new generation SsangYong Rexton looks contemporary and edgier. It shares most of its design elements from the LIV-2 concept. The overall profile of the vehicle looks largely identical to the LIV-2 concept. SsangYong claims that the new Rexton’s design is inspired by the polar bear and traditional ‘Korean aesthetics”.
Compared to the concept, the new model gets some noticeable changes in the form of new front design that has revised bumper, new headlamps and black body cladding. The brand’s new logo gets a more angular design. The 2017 Rexton surely looks a lot sportier than the current generation model, thanks to its sharp lines on either sides, sloping roofline, squared-shaped wheel arches, large front & rear bumpers, slim A & B pillars, LED headlamps and daytime running lights.
While the vehicle has an aggressive exterior appearance, the cabin looks no-nonsense with rather plain yet functional layout. Instead of all-white theme of LIV-2, the new Rexton gets dual tone – black and brown – interior scheme. The dashboard gets some premium materials including a wood-finish strip and a diamond pattern leather strip running across the length. It comes equipped with a vertically-placed touchscreen interface, three spoke steering wheel with audio & telephone control buttons and leather seats.
The new Rexton 2017 will be a 7-seater with pretty decent boot space even with all 7-seats unfolded. Though, the third-row of seats will come with an option to fold it completely to allow one to use it. Other features on offer with the new-gen SUV will be selectable all-wheel drive system, airbags for all passengers, touch-screen infotainment system, anti-lock braking system, electronic brakeforce distribution, hill-assist.
The new model will be offered in two engine options – a 2.2-litre turbo diesel and a 2.0-litre petrl unit. The diesel engine is capable of producing a top power output of 184bhp and a peak torque of 420Nm. On the other hand, the petrol unit is good for 225bhp of power. While the diesel unit will be mated to either a six-speed manual or a seven-speed automatic gearbox, the petrol version will be coupled to an 8-speed automatic unit.