Mahindra SsangYong Rexton 2017 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 new-gen SsangYong Rexton looks edgier than the LIV-1 concept car which was premiered at the 2013 Seoul Motor Show and was told to be the basis for the new-gen model of the SUV
The new-generation Mahindra SsangYong Rexton 2017 is all set to make its world debut at the 2016 Paris Motor Show in October. Prior to its launch, AutoExpress got its hands on the official sketch images of the new Rexton, and claimed to have seen it in the metal. The all-new Rexton project is codenamed Y400.
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. Besides the platform, the 2017 SsangYong Rexton and the Q200 pickup truck will also share interior and exterior design.
The vehicle’s global launch is likely to happen in 2017, and we expect it to hit our shores in the same year. We’ll update you on this as soon as we hear from Mahindra Group.
|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-gen SsangYong Rexton looks more contemporary and edgier than the LIV-1 concept car that broke cover in 2013 at the Seoul Motor Show and was told to be the basis for the new-gen Rexton. Having said that, the overall shape of the vehicle looks largely identical to the LIV-1 concept. Speaking to AutoExpress, the design team of SsangYong revealed that the new-gen Rexton’s design is inspired by the polar bear and traditional “Korean aesthetics”.
The 2017 Rexton surely looks a lot sportier than the current-gen model, thanks to its sharp lines on either sides, sloping roofline, square-shaped wheel arches, large front & rear bumpers, slim A & B pillars, LED headlamps & daytime running lights. With global expansion plans in mind, the company needed a product with a global appeal – trendy, modern and comfortable. And the sketches genuinely look quite attractive.
While the vehicle has an aggressive exterior appearance, the cabin looks no-nonsense with rather plain layout. Vertically-placed touchscreen interface is the only noticeable thing in the cabin. The new-gen Rexton will have a dual-tone colour scheme, three-spoke steering wheel with audio & telephone control buttons and leather seats as seen on the LIV-1 concept.
The Mahindra SsangYong 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.
Powering the new SsangYong Rexton will be an all-new 2.0-litre GDi turbo petrol mill paired to a Mercedes-Benz sourced 8-speed automatic transmission. The diesel model, on the other hand, will continue to feature the existing 2.2-litre diesel unit that generates a maximum power of 178bhp.