Ssangyong Rexton RX6, the latest mid-variant premium SUV between entry-level RX5 and the top end RX7, has been launched in India for Rs 19.96 lakh (ex-showroom, Pune). Rexton Rx6 offers equipment similar to the RX7, but features a 5-speed manual transmission and not the latter’s 6-speed automatic gearbox. For engine, the SUV equips a 2.7-litre XDi270 5-cylinder diesel motor that delivers 162 HP and generates 340 Nm of torque. The RX6 even has a Torque-on-Demand manual 4 x 4 system, while RX5 offers just rear wheel drive. Among other equipments feature an electric sunroof with open/tilt functionality, speed sensitive power steering, infotainment system with navigation, 8-way electrically adjustable driver seat + memory function (3 presets) and ORVMs, rain sensing wipers and automatic headlamps.

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Rexton RX6 offers huge returns on safety. In addition to the regular ABS and EBD, the car has an Electronic Stability Program, anti-slip regulation and active rollover protection, hill descent control, and front+side airbags. Vijay Nakra, VP-Sales, Automotive Division, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. stated the the RX6 was developed after heeding to several customer feedback, one of which demanded the requirement for high end and luxurious features in a manual transmission model.

The Ssangyong Rexton RX6 has a comparatively lower price when compared to its competitors, and still packs in more equipment and features. So as far the financial proposition is concerned, I believe this car offers the best value. In market, its major competitors would be Toyota Fortuner, Hyundai Santa Fe, Mitsubishi Pajero Sport and facelifted Ford Endeavour.

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