New SsangYong Rexton UNVEILED; Coming to India with a Mahindra Badge


Mahindra owned Ssangyong hasn’t tasted much success in India. The Rexton never could pull buyers away from the likes of the Toyota Fortuner, Ford Endeavour and Mitsubishi Pajero Sport, a fact that probably discouraged Mahindra from launching more SsangYong badged vehicles in India. So, instead of directly selling SsangYong products in India, Mahindra will now tweak these SUVs and launch them under their own badge with a new name. Among the upcoming Mahindra SsangYong products is the new 2018 Rexton. The SUV made its global debut at the 2017 Seoul Motor Show. Read on to know more about the 2018 Mahindra SsangYong Rexton.

2018 Mahindra SsangYong Rexton front

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2018 Mahindra SsangYong Rexton Launch in India

Model Name Expected Launch Date
Mahindra SsangYong Rexton (Y400) End 2017

Mahindra is expected to bring the 2018 SsangYong Rexton based SUV to India by the end of 2017 or early 2018. Before that Mahindra is expected to launch the Tivoli based small SUV S201 (codename). The 2018 SsangYong Rexton made its debut at the 2017 Seoul Auto Show on March 29, 2017.

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2018 Mahindra SsangYong Rexton Price in India

Model Name Estimated Price
Mahindra SsangYong Rexton (Y400) Base Model Rs. 25 lakh
Mahindra SsangYong Rexton (Y400) Top Model Rs. 35 lakh

Expect the upcoming Mahindra Y400 SUV to undercut its rivals by a fair margin. The price of the entry level model of the Mahindra SsangYong Rexton could around Rs. 25 lakh. Both petrol and diesel models expected to go on sale.

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2018 Mahindra SsangYong Rexton India Specifications

Mahindra has been developing a new family of engines in collaboration with SsangYong. These new engines will power the upcoming Mahindra SUV in India. Expect the diesel variant of the 2018 Rexton aka Mahindra Y400 to get a 2.2 L Diesel good for around 181 BHP. The petrol variants could draw power from a turbocharged 2.0 L unit that puts out around 225 BHP. Transmission duties will be handled by either a 6-speed manual or a Mercedes-sourced 7-speed automatic gearbox. More details on the specifications of the upcoming Mahindra Ssangyong SUV will be available closer to its market launch towards the end of this year.

2018 Mahindra SsangYong Rexton Features

  • LED headlamps
  • LED DRLs
  • Tail lights with LED detailing
  • 9.2-inch touchscreen infotainment with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support
  • 3D Around View Monitoring system
  • Nappa leather upholstery
  • Memory function for driver’s seat and wing mirror settings.
  • 10-speaker Infinity audio system
  • Auto-locking function
  • Nine airbags
  • Autonomous driver assistance systems
  • Autonomous emergency braking
  • Rear cross traffic alert
  • Blind spot assist

2018 Mahindra SsangYong Rexton interiors dashboard

2018 Mahindra Y400 Design

The upcoming Mahindra SUV will largely be identical to the SsangYong Rexton, images of which can be seen on this page. However, Mahindra’s designers will give the SUV their own styling touches. Expect a new grille up front, a new set of alloy wheels and, of course, Mahindra badging all around. Inside, the new SUV could feature a slightly different steering wheel design and different colour scheme. The 2018 SsangYong Rexton is based on the LIV-2 Concept that was on display at the 2016 Paris Motor Show. Much of the design stays true to the concept with the exception of the front grille and bumper, headlamps and alloy wheel design. The upcoming SUV from Mahindra-SsangYong will feature three rows of seats offering seating for 6-7 occupants.

2018 Mahindra SsangYong Rexton front angle

Watch this space for more updates on the 2018 Mahindra SsangYong Rexton India launch. Do you think the upcoming Mahindra Y400 SUV will be able to challenge the Toyota Fortuner and Ford Endeavour? Do let us know via the comments section below.

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