2018 Ssangyong Rexton Teaser Sketches Revealed Ahead of World Debut. The upcoming Ssangyong Rexton is set to debut at Seoul Motor Show next week. This seven-seat SUV is the production version of Ssangyong LIV-2 Concept which was unveiled last year at Paris Motor Show. Rexton will not only be sold in its home country, South Korea but also will arrive in India.
However, in India market, the SUV will be marketed as a Mahindra, and it will not be called Rexton. Instead, the car will get the usual Mahindra moniker. We don’t know yet what the Indian company will name the vehicle, but for now, it is codenamed Y400. It will be positioned above XUV500 and will be the brand’s next flagship model.
Mahindra Y400 Specifications
Ahead of its debut, Ssangyong has released several teaser sketches of the new 2017 / 2018 Rexton which show the SUV’s final styling as well as the layout of the cabin. Overall, the design is milder and subtler compared to the concept, but it still looks good.
On the front, the most noteworthy element is the bumper and the grille. Both the bumper and grille of the production version is somehow similar to the concept, but chrome accents are added to spice up the styling. Furthermore, the car also gets LED daylight treatments running along the bumper.
The bonnet also looks stunning with distinctive creases lining straight from the A-pillar. As for the India-spec, the design of the front fascia will be slightly tweaked and replaced with Mahindra’s signature.
Moving to the side, the SsangYong Y400 SUV looks more rugged thanks to the muscular wheel arches, aggressive alloy wheel design and the addition of chrome accents below the doors.
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In the cabin, the car gets traditional dashboard layout with 9.2” infotainment screen, complete with Wi-Fi, as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. The rear passengers can also control the entertainment center thanks to the 10.1” display screens placed at the back of the front headrests.
Rexton is measured at 4.85 m x 1.96 m x 1.8 m high. This dimension puts Rexton in the same class with the likes of Ford Endeavour and Toyota Fortuner. As a matter of fact, it is possible that this Ssangyong SUV will put a good fight against Fortuner since its wheelbase is 120 mm longer than the popular Fortuner, hence more cabin space.
In India market, it is highly possible that this Mahindra Y400 car will arrive with a 2.2 L turbocharged diesel engine, belting out around 184 HP and 420 Nm of torque. In addition, a 2.0 L petrol unit with 225 HP also will probably join the engine lineup later in later years. Regarding transmission, it is reported that the engine will be paired to either a 6-speed manual or 7-speed automatic transmission.
SsangYong Mahindra Y400 Release Date and Price
Ssangyong Rexton / Mahindra Y400 will make its world debut at next week’s Seoul Motor Show, and it will go on sale mid-2017. Meanwhile, in India, the car will arrive a little bit later, probably by the end of this year. Pricing has yet to be announced, but it definitely will come in India with a highly competitive price tag, probably around 25.99 Lakh.
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