Mahindra is an acclaimed Indian auto manufacturer, and has invested a fair bit in SUV segment. The growth status of the company is so enormous that Mahindra enjoys 70% share of Ssangyong. A phenomenal product obtained from merge of Mahindra and Ssangyong is Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton. The car is an ace rival to the new Tata Aria.
A launch from Mahindra Ssangyong has to be grand, and the car has undergone intensive treatment on the technical front since launch. Tata Aria is among the prime creations of Tata Motors, the car however did not do too well in the market, and the new model is packed with new features and improvements. Let’s compare the two models and bring out the better of the two cars.
Ssangyong Mahindra Rexton is sold in two variants RX7 and RX5; RX7 is inserted with five cylinder RX270 XVT diesel engine that pumps out 402Nm and 184bhp. RX5 is equipped with powerful XDi diesel five cylinder 2696cc engine that yields 340Nm and 162 bhp. RX7 is attached to 5 speed electronic transmission and is sold in all wheel drive mode and RX5 is attached to 5 speed manual transmission and is offered with the advanced torque on demand drive train. Ssangyong Mahindra Rexton is just too spacious and the interior décor is super exquisite and elegant. The exteriors bring out the macho demeanor of the car to the core. The headlights are molded into trendy eagle light structures, and the illumination output is marvelous. The bumper looks stylish and is embedded with well carved out fog lights, and glossy chrome decorated grille. Mahindra Ssangyong has used chrome molding on the sides of the car to avoid unnecessary scratches. The automatic transmission RX7 costs Rs 21,10,913 and the manual RX5 car is Rs 18,87,337 all ex-showroom prices.
Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton is engineered with class rending safety features such as engine immobilizer, collision avoidance system, electronic stability program, traction control, air bags in driver and passenger compartment. All these security fittings provided guaranteed safety from the harshest of harsh impacts. The other important features to take note of are halogen headlights that render super powerful illumination and hill descent control.
Now coming to new Tata Aria, it is sold in three versions, Pride 4×4, Pleasure and Pure LX. The car is inserted with powerful Varicor 2.2 liter engine that churns 320Nm and 150PS. The car runs on an admirable 15 kmpl mileage, and the insides are draped with series of renovations, the cushions are draped in fine leather beige upholstery. The comfort levels are world class with height adjustment facility on driver’s seat, and adjustable tilt steering. The other comfort features are roof fitted air con vents and automatic climate control. Expect to be extremely secure in new Aria with top end safety features. Every nook and corner of the car offers immense protection with the presence of curtain airbags, side airbags, and driver’s and passenger seat airbags, Permetric Alarm System, ESP, EBD, and ABS. The car costs Rs 9.95 lakhs.
Mahindra Ssangyong is the better pick with regard to posh interiors, and the two cars are equally powerful in terms of advanced safety, and engine features.