Mahindra-owned SsangYong has released first images of the refreshed Rexton SUV. The new SsangYong Rexton gets styling and mechanical changes.
Updated Rexton gets styling and mechanical changes
Gets new safety tech like trailer sway control
Rivals the Fortuner, Endeavour and Gloster in India
SsangYong Rexton facelift: what's new?
The mid-cycle update for SsangYong's Rexton SUV gets a number of styling changes, including a fresh look for the grille, LED headlights and bumper, as well as revised side-body cladding, restyled alloy wheels and different LED tail-lamps.
On the inside, the updated Rexton gets a 12.3-inch LED instrument cluster, new-look gear leverand steering wheel with paddle shifters, a new overhead console, seatbelt reminder function for all occupants, multi-paring Bluetooth setup and a rear-cabin sleep mode that can mute speakers at back. There isalso a cabin "talk function" where second- and third-row passengers can talk with the drivers via a mic and speakers.New safety tech addition to the updated Rexton includes trailer sway control.
Under the hood, the new SsangYong Rexton gets a more powerful 2.2-litrediesel engine that now churns out 202hp instead of 181hp. It gets more torque as well at 441Nm. Gearbox duties are now carried out by a new 8-speed automatic unit, produced by Hyundai Transys, that replaces the 6-speed version. The Rexton retains a selectable four-wheel-drive system that includes high- and low-ratio modes, and off-road settings.
SsangYong Rexton facelift: will it come to India?
The Rexton is sold in India currently as the Mahindra Alturas G4. The model did get a BS6 upgrade but has been a slow seller for the brand in India. With Mahindra planning to let go of the loss-making SsangYong brand, it remains to be seen whether the updated Rexton (Alturas) SUV will make it to our shores.
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