SsangYong, the Korean SUV specialist, now owned by Mahindra has launched its new variant of Rexton – RX6. We had talked about the RX6 back in April and it has a host of features over the base RX5 variant.
The RX6 is a mid-trim and gets a lot of features from the top RX7. Mechanically, the SUV gets the same 5 cylinder 2696cc diesel mill which produces 162bHP and 340Nm of torque, and is mated to a five speed manual transmission. On the other hand RX7 is available with 184bhp and 402Nm and a 5-Speed Etronics automatic gearbox. The intelligent ‘Torque on Demand’ with low ratio, makes the SUV a fairly decent vehicle on rough roads.
Rexton RX6 Features:
The dual tone beige and black interiors with leather upholstery, eight way adjustable driver seat with lumbar support, three pre-set memory capability for the driver’s seats and ORVMs, electronic sunroof with tilt/open function and sunblind, speed sensitive power steering, rain sensing wipers, automatic headlamps are some of the premium features available in the RX6 variant. Cruise control and All-Wheel Drive (AWD) system though, remains to be available only in the top end RX7.
Safety features include dual front and side airbags, Electronic Security Programme (ESP) with active rollover protection and anti-slip regulation, Hill Descent Control (which can be switched on and off whenever required).
New Rexton RX6 Colours:
Like the other variants of Rexton, RX6 is also offered in 4 colour options…
- Satin white,
- Volcano black,
- Moondust silver,
- Opulent purple
Rexton RX6 Price:
Rexton RX6 is targeted at folks who wanted the upmarket features of the RX7 trim but the manual transmission of the RX5.
The mid-variant of the SUV has been priced just as we had expected. You can buy the Rexton RX6 at Rs 19.96 Lacs ex-showroom, Delhi.
- Rexton RX5: 18,87,702
- Rexton RX6: 19,96,434
- Rexton RX7: 21,11,279
The RX6 sits right between the two existing variants. With the RX6 variant for Rexton, Mahindra intends to be a little more aggressive in this segment which has seen the launch of New Santa Fe and 2014 Ford Endeavour in the recent times.