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Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton

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From the experts

Things We Like in Rexton

Is feature loaded and looks good.

Looks aggressive with nice details.

Decent figures for manual version.

Good ride.

Engine is torquey and has grunt.

Good safety features.

Things We Dont Like in Rexton

Space could have been better.

Not as tough looking as Fortuner?

Refinement could be better.

Slow autobox.

Not a good handler.

Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton Colors

Rexton is available in 4 different colors - Volcano Black, Opulent Purple, Moondust Silver and Satin White - Rexton.

  • Volcano Black

  • Opulent Purple

  • Moondust Silver

  • Satin White - Rexton

Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton Videos

Watch latest video reviews of Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton to know about its interiors, exteriors, performance, mileage and more.

Review of Rexton

  • Overview
  • Interior
  • Exterior
  • Mileage Running Cost
  • Comfort Suspension
  • Engine Performance
  • Braking Safety

Overview

The success of the XUV500 has cemented Mahindra in the luxury SUV market and now it is aiming higher with the Rexton W. Ssangyong which is now owned by Mahindra, has the Rexton in its portfolio and now it has been launched in India. The Rexton was displayed at the Auto Expo and it received  a lot of interest from the potential buyers. The Rexton encompasses all of SsangYong’s off-road knowledge and experience into a modern looking package, providing all weather, all terrain transport. The looks of the Rexton are typical old-school SUV but the recently showcased refreshed version did impress us a lot! The Rexton is a hugely popular SUV in Korea and has beefy styling with massive wheel-arches and lots of chrome thrown in. The upright headlamp shape flanks SsangYong’s distinctive grille to emphasise Rexton’s power, while the rear view design houses a convenient flip up glass tailgate. In terms of looks, the updated Rexton W gets new projector headlamps with LED-surrounds, LED fog-lamps. The new chrome-lined grille is more aggressive now and looks bigger than before.

The big wheel arches further beef up the looks. A  SUV with a luxurious yet simple cabin, all of the Rexton’s controls are positioned for the driver’s convenience and offers three rows of seating making room for seven occupants. Innovative folding mechanisms also allow the second and third row of seats to be folded away to leave a vast luggage are. The Rexton offers high standards of appointment, quiet on-road performance, car-like handling, and yet rugged off-road capability. It can be configured to seat seven people all facing forwards, or as a five seater for more luggage space. Though space for the third row of seats can be a little cramped. The Rexton W offers excellent fuel efficiency of 13.7 km per litre (2WD A/T), improved over 20% as compared to the existing Rexton, as well as output performance of maximum 164 bhp and 180 bhp from a 2.7 litre diesel. It also ensures  driving efficiency as maximum torque is kept at the engine driving area and is most frequently used during actual driving (1,500~2,800 rpm). The Rexton W uses a triple-layer steel frame and chassis structure with high rigidity applied, with the best frame production technology achieved by Ssangyong Motor. This helps minimize the impact of vehicle crash on passengers, maximizing safety. You will get ESP (Electronic Stability Program) , ABS, Airbags. Rexton is offered in two variants RX5 is the manual and the RX7 is the auto. Prices are 17.67 lakh for manual and 19.67 lakh for automatic (ex-showroom). For a detailed analysis read below.

Interior

A  SUV with a luxurious yet simple cabin, all of the Rexton’s controls are positioned for the driver’s convenience and offers three rows of seating making room for seven occupants. Innovative folding mechanisms also allow the second and third row of seats to be folded away to leave a vast luggage are. The Rexton offers high standards of appointment, quiet on-road performance, car-like handling, and yet rugged off-road capability. It can be configured to seat seven people all facing forwards, or as a five seater for more luggage space. Though space for the third row of seats can be a little cramped. It gets goodies like electric sunroof, 6.1 inch touchscreen system, 8-way manually adjustable driver seat, climate control, parking sensors and steering controls.

Interiors Details

  • Boot Space

    Thanks to its huge size the Rexton has a massive boot plus with the third row folded there is even more space.

  • Speedometer

    The instruments are basic but have a green back light to it plus the digital display is tiny.

  • Gear Lever

    The Rexton has a 5-speed auto and a 5-speed manual transmission finished in black wood finish

  • Cup Holders

    The Rexton has cup holders in all of the models

  • Glovebox

    The glovebox is available in all models and it is big which aids storage.

  • Audio System

    The Rexton has a touch screen infotainment system with 6 speakers which has USB, AUX-in and DVD

  • Air Conditioner

    The Rexton has climate control and an effective AC which cools the cabin despite the size of the cabin.

  • Arm Rests

    The Rexton has arm rest in all models

  • Air Vents

    All three rows in the Rexton has dedicated air con vents

  • Seats

    The seats on the Rexton are comfortable plus the drivers seat is 8-way electrically adjustable on the top model

  • Leg Room

    The Rexton has good amount of space but lacks under thigh spport

  • Knee Room

    The Rexton has good amount of knee room

  • Shoulder Space

    The wide airy cabin aids lots of shoulder space in the Rexton

  • Head Room

    The Rexton has lots of headroom and tall persons will not have any problems

  • Steering Wheel

    The Rexton has steering wheel which has controls for audio and gear changes

  • Power Windows

    Rexton has power windows in all variants

  • Keyless Entry

    Rexton has keyless entry in all variants

  • Driver Information Display

    The display has tachometer, speedometer,trip meter

Exterior

The looks of the Rexton are typical old-school SUV but the recently showcased refreshed version did impress us a lot! The Rexton is a hugely popular SUV in Korea and has beefy styling with massive wheel-arches and lots of chrome thrown in. The upright headlamp shape flanks SsangYong’s distinctive grille to emphasise Rexton’s power, while the rear view design houses a convenient flip up glass tailgate. In terms of looks, the updated Rexton W gets new projector headlamps with LED-surrounds, LED fog-lamps. The new chrome-lined grille is more aggressive now and looks bigger than before. The big wheel arches further beef up the looks.

Exteriors

  • Front Design

    The looks of the Rexton are typical old-school SUV but the recently showcased refreshed version did impress us a lot! The Rexton is a hugely popular SUV in Korea and has beefy styling with massive wheel-arches and lots of chrome thrown in. The upright headlamp shape flanks SsangYong’s distinctive grille to emphasise Rexton’s power.

  • Rear Design

    The rear view design houses a convenient flip up glass tailgate and has a simple but handsome look

  • Side Profile

    Move to the side and the enormous size hits you but you cannot miss the typically big wheel arches and the black cladding.

  • Ground Clearance

    The Rexton has a ground clearance of 252mm which is good for a SUV

  • Bumpers

    The big bumpers add presence to design

  • Head Lamps

    The curved headlamps look good on the Rexton

  • Tail Lamps

    The tail-lamps on the Rexton also look good with the ‘L-shaped’ parking light.

  • Fog Lamps

    It has fog lamps which help in harsh driving conditions

  • Tyres

    The Rexton has 16 inch alloys with 235/75 R16 tyres

  • Alloy Wheels

    The Rexton 16 inch alloys

  • Outside Mirrors

    The outside mirrors are electrical adjustable.

  • Colors

    There are four colour choices Satin White, ‘Volcano Black’, ‘Opulent Purple’ and ‘MoonDust Silver’

  • Rear Wiper

    The Rexton does not have rear wiper

  • Roof Rails

    The Rexton has roof rails

  • Sun Roof

    Rexton has an electric sunroof

  • Spoiler

    There is no spoiler

  • Side Steps

    It has side-step

  • Spare Wheel

    It has spare wheel under the car

Mileage Running Cost

The new Rexton is powered by a five-cylinder 2.7-litre turbo-diesel motor which is from sourced  Mercedes. The Rexton comes with 5-speed manual and 5-speed automatic. When it comes to mileage, the Rexton delivers an ARAI-claimed fuel-efficiency figure of 12.4kpl for the manual Rexton and 11.18kpl for the automatic version.

Mileage Running Cost

  • City Fuel Economy

    In city it gave us about 9 kmpl

  • Highway Fuel Economy

    It gave us 12 kmpl

  • Arai Rated Economy

    The figure for manual is 12.4 kmpl while for the auto it is 11.8 kmpl

  • Tank Range

    It has a 78 litre tank capacity

Comfort Suspension

The ride of the Rexton is astounding and it just devours bad roads with ease. The suspension comprises of double wishbone with coil springs and the ride is calm. The refinement is pretty good as well!

Comfort and Suspension

  • Comfort

    The Rexton has a soft suspension which means a comfortable ride but it is a tad bouncy

  • Front Suspension

    The front has double wishbone coil spring

  • Rear Suspension

    The rear has 5-link coil spring type suspension

Engine Performance

The engine is a 2.7 litre diesel engine making 164bhp and 180 bhp about 340 and 402Nm of torque. It also ensures  driving efficiency as maximum torque is kept at the engine driving area and is most frequently used during actual driving (1,500~2,800 rpm).

Engine Performance

  • Acceleration

    The Rexton accelerates from 0-100 kmph in 11 seconds which is quick for an SUV

  • Top Speed

    It has a top speed of 190 kmph

  • Gearbox

    It has a five speed automatic and a manual gearbox

  • Power

    It has 162 bhp and 184 bhp as both the manual and auto have different power outputs

  • Torque

    The RX7 makes 410Nm of torque while the RX5 has 340 Nm

  • NVH Levels

    There is some sound but overall the NVH levels are impressive as its shuts out the rest of the world

Braking Safety

The Rexton W uses a triple-layer steel frame and chassis structure with high rigidity applied, with the best frame production technology achieved by Ssangyong Motor. This helps minimize the impact of vehicle crash on passengers, maximizing safety. You will get ESP (Electronic Stability Program) plus ABS, Airbags.

Brakes and Wheels

  • Handling

    The handling is average of the Rexton as there is lots of body roll

  • Braking Performance

    The braking performance of the Rexton is good

  • Safety Features

    When it comes to safety the Rexton is festooned with many safety features like ABS, ESP, Hill Descent Control and Dual/Side airbags.

  • Abs

    It has ABS

  • Traction Control

    It does not have traction control

User Reviews of Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton

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    Sandeep Jun 22, 2017
    Good looks, interiors but poor engine and mechanics ..Dont buy !!

    I bought the Rexton RX 6 in July 2014 and have been using it for more than 1 year. Based on my 1 year experience I am writing this review. I bought the vehicle getting impressed with its looks, excellent interiors, space and convertible boot space compared to other SUV's available in the market like ISUZU, Sante Fe, Ford Endeavour Read More

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    Sunil Jun 22, 2017
    Absolute waste of Money. Never, ever buy Rexton

    I have been using this SUV since its lauch in Delhi i.e. about two and half year back. Worst problem is its Clutch which has been changed at least four time. Some of the parts are not covered in warrant and you have to pay for these. Imagine the Plight. Air Conditioning is pathetic. Can never cool the Car. Never Read More

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    Rajiv Jun 22, 2017
    car outer look is good,but poor performance specially ac and pick up

    its a good car,but with very poor ac and very slow pick up,ac stop working during peak summer time, this car is only good for korea, not suitable for indian climatic conditions and roads, pick up is really poor Read More

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    Jaiveer Jun 22, 2017
    Worst Vehicle Rexton RX7, Total waste of money...

    We bought this vehicle Rexton RX7 on dated December 6th 2012. from that day we found some special features like 1. Brake failure can be happened at any time. 2. Gear Slugging & Shifting can be stopped at any time. 3. Air Conditioner is very poor & lot of other problems if anyone have surplus money to waste for this Read More

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    Rahul Jun 22, 2017
    Rexton is better than Scorpio

    Excellent vehicle but Mahindra Service is not very good. I took it for some minor issue with the door but they took 3 hours to fix the problem and kept telling me to wait 15 more mins again and again. I got late for my meeting and my driver was also on leave on that day. Apart from this issue Read More

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