Ssangyong Rexton, a SUV has 2 Diesel versions available in India. Ssangyong Rexton comes in 4 colours, namely, Moondust Silver, Opulent Purple, Satin White and Volcano Black. Ssangyong is a South Korean auto maker which introduced its roadsters in the Indian auto market, in collaboration with Mahindra & Mahindra. Rexton, a full-fledged sports utility vehicle was launched as its first model in 2012. Initially, only 2 variants of the model were introduced but after some time, its third version was also launched. Named as RX5, RX6 and RX7, all these versions come equipped with the same 2.7-litre diesel engine.
The exteriors of the model feature a sporty design with grandeur embellishments. Its radiant eagle eye-shaped headlight cluster embedded with 'Rexton' emblem catches the glance of an onlooker. 10-spoke designer alloy wheels as part of standard accessory is offered to enhance its side profile. The car is designed on a triple layer construction platform using an ultra-rigid steel frame. It is believed that this frame reduces the risk of injuries in case of a collision.
Electrically adjustable outside rear view mirrors fitted with LED side turn indicators, premium silver coloured roof rails, stylish bumper, chrome painted pair of fog lamps and Rexton branding on scuff plates are its other prominent features.
Interior & features
The interiors are spacious, quite sizeable to accommodate seven people and are equipped with quality scratch resistant material and numerous radical comforting features. Use of chrome inserts not just adds to its elegance but also furnishes a distinctive look. The innovative features include audible rear parking sensors, fully automatic climate control system and navigation system with pre-loaded maps, hence, making the journey a lot more tranquil and convenient. It is endowed with 8-way manually adjusting seat whereas the top 2 variants are offered with electrically adjustable driver seat in order to ensure optimum ease to the driver. The leather wrapped steering wheel is stupendously decorated with additional metal-grain mountings.
Ssangyong Rexton is offered in three different variants, named RX5, RX6 and RX7. All the variants are equipped with the identical 2.7-litre diesel engine having a displacement of 2696 cc. It is adjusted in two different configurations with high variant producing a maximum power of 184 bhp and a highest torque of 402 Nm. On the other hand, in other 2 versions, this engine generates a maximum power output of 162 bhp with 340 Nm of peak torque. In the top end variant, the engine comes mated to an automatic gearbox, whereas in the other two trim levels, there is a five-speed manual transmission system which ingeniously works with a 4x4 torque-on-demand system.
A fuel economy of 12.83 kmpl is delivered by the 2696 cc Diesel - powered variant.
Performance and Handling
The model’s engine is efficaciously revamped making it perform immensely smooth and giving a feel of driving an inline, six-cylinder mill. Long gear-shifts allow the SUV to pull at higher revs. Expert driving skills in city-driving is a requisite to overcome the less responsive downshift. It takes 10.63 seconds to reach 100 kilometres per hour from rest when driven by the all-wheel system.
This segment of the roadsters is filled with various options competing with each other. However, the model strives for position by the threat posed by Toyota Fortuner and Ford Endeavour. The specifications, features and price are comparable of all three are wieldy to compare, hence, facilitating buyers with a variety to choose from. +Read Further