The SsangYong Rexton SUV has once again caught testing near Periyakulam en-route to Munnar. Ssangyong is testing both the 2WD and the AWD versions of the Rexton SUV in India.
SsangYong will start assembling sport-utility vehicles in India late this year to avoid high import tariffs imposed on completely built units.
SsangYong plans to assemble the Rexton SUV with a 2.7-liter diesel engine starting from the second half and in 2013, the Korando C SUV with a 2.0-liter diesel. They will be built at the Mahindra ‘s Chakan plant near the city of Pune and the CKDs will be shipped from SsangYong’s Pyeongtaek, South Korea plant.
The Rextron SUV has been updated in 2010 with a new frontal collision warning and prevention system along with changes to engine and exhaust to curb emissions. The SsangYong Rextron will be priced close to the 20 lakh mark which makes the SUV compete with the likes of Toyota Fortuner, Ford Endeavour and Chevrolet Captiva.
SsangYong has also unveiled the new Rexton SUV at the Bhusan Motor show. The Rexton W is the third generation of the company’s Rexton family of SUVs -the Rexton and the Rexton II being the first two models. The new Rexton W incorporates premium elements, in line with the development concept of ‘performance tells the style of an SUV.
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