New Delhi, May 6 UNI | 3 months ago

Mahindra and Mahindra (M and M) today announced the launch of "RX6", a new model of the SsangYong Rexton with manual transmission, at a price of Rs 19.96 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).

The RX6 will be an addition to the existing model range of Rexton, a high end SUV from South Korea's SsangYong which has been a part of the Mahindra Group since 2010.

The vehicle comes with 5-speed manual transmission on the 2.7L RX270 XDi engine.

"The RX6 is targeted at customers who desire high end luxurious features and at the same time want to enjoy authentic SUV performance with a manual transmission," said Vivek Nayer, Chief Marketing Officer (Automotive Division) of Mahindra and Mahindra.

The new Rexton RX6 uses a 2.7 litre RX270 XDi engine (5 cylinder common rail, turbo diesel engine) which produces 162 Bhp power and 340 Nm torque.

The 5-speed manual gearbox also offers an intelligent and efficient 4X4 system Torque on Demand (TOD) with a low ratio for serious off-roading.

The SsangYong Rexton by Mahindra is currently available in two models -- RX5 and RX7, according to a company release.

The RX5 is an entry level manual transmission model and the RX7 is the top end model with E-tronic automatic transmission with Mercedes BenzTM technology.

The Rexton in India is manufactured and assembled at Mahindra's Chakan Plant near Pune by sourcing components from SsangYong Korea and from India.

(Posted on 07-05-2014)