The Indian utility vehicle major, Mahindra & Mahindra has made a great move by introducing its South Korean subsidiary, SsangYong in India. The one and only vehicle from the SsangYong stable in India is the Rexton luxury SUV, which launched towards the end of 2012 and has been a good success in the country ever since its launch.
The Mahindra SsangYong Rexton has won over many Indian SUV lovers with its rugged and stylishly luxurious aspects. While the SUV has been warmly appreciated in India, the stark difference between the base model and the higher variant was always felt. Till recently, the Mahindra SsangYong Rexton was available in India in only two model variants, the base RX5 and the higher RX7 model trims. The two models were far apart in terms of features and comfort levels, as well as the pricing. This made the Indian car buyers requested the Indian SUV major to bridge the gap by introducing a new middle range variant for a balanced convenience and pricing option for the potential buyers. Mahindra & Mahindra has just done that by recently launching the mid-range model of the Rexton, named the obvious RX6.
It seems that given the obvious difference between the models RX5 and RX7, there was always a name difference as well (number 5 and 7 with a missing 6), and there was an intentional vacant space left for the RX6, which was launched in the country very recently. Mahindra might have decided to launch this variant after the Rexton received ample amount of sales in India. The RX6 variant has been also launched at an attractive price of Rs. 19.96 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). This variant is manufactured along with the other variants of the Rexton at the company’s plat at Mahindra’s Chakan, near Pune.
During the launch of the new Rexton RX6, Mahindra’s chief marketing officer of the automotive division, Vivek Nayer said that Mahindra being a customer centric company works continuously based on the feedback from the customers to cater to their changing requirements and preference. One such customer feedback included the requirement for a high-end luxurious, feature-rich SUV with a manual transmission. The Rexton RX6 is the result of the company’s effort to work based on consumers’ requirement. This variant will offer the driving enthusiasts the full control of a manual transmission gearbox along with the 4×4 drive capabilities as well as high-end features.
The Rexton RX6 packs in a 2.7 liter engine mated to a 5 speed manual gearbox. The SUV is offered in 4 alluring body color options of Opulant Purple, Volcano Black, Satin White and Moondust silver.
The new Rexton RX6 variant is also loaded with features such as power sunroof, 8-way power adjustable driver’s seat with memory function, automatic headlights, rain sensing wipers and safety features including ABS with EBD and hill decent control. The RX6 variant is thus, a very able and attractive option in the Rexton SUV range.