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Frankfurt Auto Show 2017: 2018 SsangYong Rexton may come to India as a Mahindra

Frankfurt Auto Show 2017: 2018 SsangYong Rexton may come to India as a Mahindra
Desirazu Venkat Desirazu Venkat Saturday 16 September 2017, 19:19 PM

The next generation Ssangyong Rexton has been showcased at the 2017 Frankfurt Auto Show. It’s the latest generation for the Korean automaker’s premium SUV and gets an evolutionary path in terms of design.

The face of this new Rexton is dominated by a two piece grille, head lamps with LED DRLs and bumper with subtle chrome overlays. On the side, you can see the large rear overhang and large five-spoke wheels.

You get a stacked design at the rear with the large rectangular tail lamps acting as one level of divide while the wedge shaped reflectors provide the second separation in the stack. Here too, the bumper has been given a chrome overlay.

The cabin is a leather-dominated brown and black space with all the segment usuals like touchscreen infotainment system, climate control and electrically adjustable seats. There is space for seven people and a whole load of storage spaces.

The Rexton is powered by a 2.2-litre four-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine. It’s a Mercedes sourced engined and has been mated to a seven-speed Mercedes AT. AWD is expected to be offered on the top-of-the-line model.

Now here is the big part. It seems likely that Mahindra will bring this car to India but with a Mahindra badge rather than the SsangYong badge. Some suggest that it may even be called the XUV700 and will be the automaker’s rival to the Toyota Fortuner and Ford Endeavour.  


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