Mahindra & Mahindra, the home-grown automaker, has showcased the SsangYong G4 Rexton at the ongoing 2018 Auto Expo, albeit with Mahindra badging. It would be launched with an all new brand name in the Indian market, preferably Mahindra XUV700, while being positioned above the company's flagship SUV, the XUV500. The all new global SUV which has won many international awards and accolades, is SsangYong’s flagship SUV. For those asking, SsangYong, the South-Korean brand is a subsidiary of Mahindra Group with 70 percent of shares.
Rajan Wadhera, President, Automotive Sector, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. said, “The Auto Expo is an important platform for us to put forth our global face with best-in-class Indian solutions. The launch of two extremely unique concepts today – the UDO and the ATOM - is a significant way forward in our product cycle, keeping in mind the mobility solutions of tomorrow. In fact, we are displaying the widest range of clean electric vehicles across personal and commercial segments from three wheelers to buses. The e-Cosmo electric bus is a reflection of our commitment towards a sustainable transport solution, while the G4 Rexton with its bold design is a true blue global SUV and one that is future ready. Through our product offerings, we are shifting the paradigm for new age products and mobility solutions”.
The all-new SUV's cabin would get premium cognac brown leather upholstery as standard. It would be equipped with a plethora of premium features such as HID headlamps, LED DRLs, electric sunroof, dual zone automatic climate control, ventilated seats, 8-inch touch screen infotainment system with GPS navigation, 9 airbags, electric parking brake and much more. The Rexton G4 is powered by a new 2.2L engine which develops top power of 178bhp and peak torque of 420Nm, while coupled with a 7-speed Mercedes-BenzTM automatic transmission. It could well be introduced with a 4X4 drive system to offer unmatched driving experience coupled with superior off-road capability.