Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP India > The Indian Car Scene


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 23rd April 2013, 11:18   #181
Newbie
 
mmanchanda81's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 6
Thanked: 5 Times
Default Re: Mahindra launches the SsangYong Rexton @ 17.67 - 19.67 lacs

After extensive research on Storme, Duster, XUV and the Fortuner, picked up my Rexton on 20th December 2012 (just a few days before the price increase!) After 4 months and 7.5k on the odo (including a trip to Goa), no issues except alignment and wheel balancing, which was present from day 1. Apparently most of the Rextons sold during that time had this problem- heavy pulling towards the left. Not sure if this has been resolved in the current batches. More on my experience with the dealer and the vehicle in the ownership thread.
mmanchanda81 is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 23rd April 2013, 16:09   #182
BHPian
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: hyderabad
Posts: 81
Thanked: 200 Times
Default Re: Mahindra launches the SsangYong Rexton @ 17.67 - 19.67 lacs

Quote:
Originally Posted by mmanchanda81 View Post
After extensive research on Storme, Duster, XUV and the Fortuner, picked up my Rexton on 20th December 2012 (just a few days before the price increase!) After 4 months and 7.5k on the odo (including a trip to Goa), no issues except alignment and wheel balancing, which was present from day 1. Apparently most of the Rextons sold during that time had this problem- heavy pulling towards the left. Not sure if this has been resolved in the current batches. More on my experience with the dealer and the vehicle in the ownership thread.
Congrats buddy. Which model did you buy rx7 or rx5. Regarding the suv pulling towards the left, i guess that has been shorted out as my Rexton does'nt show any signs of it. Good to know that you are not facing any major issues.
ashroy_6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th April 2013, 17:31   #183
BHPian
 
annu0706's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Indore
Posts: 65
Thanked: 3 Times
Default Re: Mahindra launches the SsangYong Rexton @ 17.67 - 19.67 lacs

I've been using Bolero SLX since Nov-2011, also have a Scorpio. There is one question in my mind- "will it be the way it is after an year of usage or not?" since i am facing this poor workmanship in both the vehicles. they're loaded with many features but after some time they start malfunctioning.
annu0706 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th April 2013, 22:16   #184
Senior - BHPian
 
agspins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: MH-31
Posts: 1,558
Thanked: 270 Times
Default Re: Mahindra launches the SsangYong Rexton @ 17.67 - 19.67 lacs

My friend bought a RX7 couple weeks back, till yet no issues of any sorts(as reported by some Bhpians). According to him quality wise the product is much better than Scorpio's and Xuv's ( he had couple of Scorpios & a Bolero earlier).
agspins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th June 2013, 15:23   #185
Distinguished - BHPian
 
4x4addict's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Chennai
Posts: 3,799
Thanked: 2,112 Times
Default Re: Mahindra launches the SsangYong Rexton @ 17.67 - 19.67 lacs

I took a test drive of the Rexton in coimbatore today. I got to say that it is a fantastic vehicle. Engine is very responsive and ride comfort is awsome. I took the vehicle into a field nearby which was a barren/rutted agricultural field and drove the vehicle flat out in that field. It was absolutely comfortable. The automatic has no lag and is very quick to respond and engine is very peppy.

I will go for the Manual one since I am not very comfortable with Korean/Chinese electronics. The RX5 Manual gives me all I need including the low range transfer case.
4x4addict is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th June 2013, 15:44   #186
ACM
Distinguished - BHPian
 
ACM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 4,077
Thanked: 2,261 Times
Default Re: Mahindra launches the SsangYong Rexton @ 17.67 - 19.67 lacs

Quote:
Originally Posted by 4x4addict View Post
The automatic has no lag and is very quick to respond and engine is very peppy.

I will go for the Manual one since I am not very comfortable with Korean/Chinese electronics. The RX5 Manual gives me all I need including the low range transfer case.
Do actually try out the manual. As you would be aware it does have lesser power - though it may be sufficient for most purposes. Is the AT design from Korea or inherited from Mercedes?
ACM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th June 2013, 17:20   #187
Distinguished - BHPian
 
4x4addict's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Chennai
Posts: 3,799
Thanked: 2,112 Times
Default Re: Mahindra launches the SsangYong Rexton @ 17.67 - 19.67 lacs

Quote:
Originally Posted by ACM View Post
Do actually try out the manual. As you would be aware it does have lesser power - though it may be sufficient for most purposes. Is the AT design from Korea or inherited from Mercedes?
Unfortunately no dealer has Manual TD vehicles. Manual I saw was a customer vehicle ready for delivery. Most dealers have only AT for test drives. Manual + Race Chip = 200 bhp. Good enough for me. Moreover, being a 5 cylinder engine, it has good low end grunt.

AT is from Mercedes. Manual gear box is so slick, you can change gears with just a finger. Of course, vehicle was on display, I couldn't drive it, but just sat in and tried out gear changes.
4x4addict is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th June 2013, 13:34   #188
BHPian
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: hyderabad
Posts: 81
Thanked: 200 Times
Default Re: Mahindra launches the SsangYong Rexton @ 17.67 - 19.67 lacs

Quote:
Originally Posted by 4x4addict View Post
Unfortunately no dealer has Manual TD vehicles. Manual I saw was a customer vehicle ready for delivery. Most dealers have only AT for test drives. Manual + Race Chip = 200 bhp. Good enough for me. Moreover, being a 5 cylinder engine, it has good low end grunt.

AT is from Mercedes. Manual gear box is so slick, you can change gears with just a finger. Of course, vehicle was on display, I couldn't drive it, but just sat in and tried out gear changes.
Right choice..
I have bought Rexton manual 3 months back. It has got a fantastic gear shift. The best part is manual comes with a 4 low, So it makes rx5 a proper offroader. Moreover manual is much more responsive than than the auto Rexton. Regarding the engine power,its more than enough and one can easily add a diesel tuning box as the engine is already detuned by the company. So there is lots of scope of upping the power. You can check my travelogue and a mini review in Travelogue section....HYD-KAZA-HYD IN SSANGONG REXTON..
ashroy_6 is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 9th June 2013, 15:05   #189
Distinguished - BHPian
 
4x4addict's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Chennai
Posts: 3,799
Thanked: 2,112 Times
Default Re: Mahindra launches the SsangYong Rexton @ 17.67 - 19.67 lacs

Quote:
Originally Posted by ashroy_6 View Post
Right choice..
I have bought Rexton manual 3 months back.
Hi, Are you checking the mileage? What are you averaging. Please put up a review when you get the chance.
4x4addict is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10th June 2013, 15:29   #190
BHPian
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: hyderabad
Posts: 81
Thanked: 200 Times
Default Re: Mahindra launches the SsangYong Rexton @ 17.67 - 19.67 lacs

Quote:
Originally Posted by 4x4addict View Post
Hi, Are you checking the mileage? What are you averaging. Please put up a review when you get the chance.
Hi,
Rexton in city with ac gives me about 9 kmpl. In highway driving fully loaded (5 adults 2 children with about 150kg luggage)from Hyd- Kaza and back the average came to about 10.5kmpl. This average came with driving in himalayas for nearly 900 kms.
Hope this helps.
ashroy_6 is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 20th June 2013, 09:11   #191
BHPian
 
GunMo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Chennai
Posts: 115
Thanked: 43 Times
Default Re: Mahindra launches the SsangYong Rexton @ 17.67 - 19.67 lacs

I keep checking this as well as other Rexton threads, but alas.. NO OFFICIAL REVIEW yet??!!!

C'mon Team, please please please, do the honours and publish the review with your usual thoroughness!
GunMo is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 4th September 2013, 12:08   #192
BHPian
 
kdp95's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Navi Mumbai
Posts: 44
Thanked: 20 Times
Default Re: Mahindra launches the SsangYong Rexton @ 17.67 - 19.67 lacs

On our recent trip to the South, we spotted a cladded Rexton on test just outside Pune. I dunno if it was a new/revised model or just a variant but the driver sped as soon as he noticed that we were following him. Later, when we overtook him to get some pics from the front, he slowed down almost immediately so that he could create some traffic between us and then got off the road. Will upload some pics in a while.
kdp95 is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 5th September 2013, 00:27   #193
BHPian
 
kdp95's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Navi Mumbai
Posts: 44
Thanked: 20 Times
Red face Re: Mahindra launches the SsangYong Rexton @ 17.67 - 19.67 lacs

Here are the pics. As I said earlier, I do not know whether this is a new variant/facelift.
Mahindra launches the SsangYong Rexton @ 17.67 - 19.67 lacs-dscn2487.jpg

Mahindra launches the SsangYong Rexton @ 17.67 - 19.67 lacs-dscn2488.jpg

Mahindra launches the SsangYong Rexton @ 17.67 - 19.67 lacs-dscn2489.jpg

Mahindra launches the SsangYong Rexton @ 17.67 - 19.67 lacs-dscn2490.jpg
kdp95 is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 5th September 2013, 04:47   #194
Senior - BHPian
 
akshay4587's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Chandigarh/Mohali/Ambala Cantt
Posts: 3,757
Thanked: 1,508 Times
Default Re: Mahindra launches the SsangYong Rexton @ 17.67 - 19.67 lacs

That is just a new Rexton being driven to the showroom/yard for delivery.
The cover that you see,are present on almost all new premium vehicles from the factory

Last edited by akshay4587 : 5th September 2013 at 04:48.
akshay4587 is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 10th March 2014, 16:58   #195
Senior - BHPian
 
Ym-enjn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Jaipur
Posts: 1,039
Thanked: 53 Times
Default Re: Mahindra launches the SsangYong Rexton @ 17.67 - 19.67 lacs

For anyone wondering whether Rexton has a proper 4x4 low or not, here are few pics to show the 4 wheel drive switch in Manual version. 4H is Torque on demand that is normally it is 4x2 but if there is a need then it gives power to front wheels. 4L is proper low dirving ratio.

Mahindra launches the SsangYong Rexton @ 17.67 - 19.67 lacs-20140310_143106.jpg

Mahindra launches the SsangYong Rexton @ 17.67 - 19.67 lacs-20140310_143122.jpg

I took a TD of the vehicle today since we are considering Fortuner 4x4 in near future. I was pretty impressed with the performance. Did a little bit of Offraod at a steep tricky sand climb and it didnt disappoint. specially the articulation is good, it performed much better than I expected in offroad. No doubt it has a very good ground clearance which the company says 252mm.

Anyone looking for a capable VFM 4x4 vehicle must test drive this. I found this much better than the outgoing model of Santa Fe in terms of engine refinement, drive quality as well as interior fit and finish.

Last edited by Ym-enjn : 10th March 2014 at 17:04.
Ym-enjn is online now   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Engine trouble in Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton EDIT: Turbo replaced under warranty .anshuman Technical Stuff 210 17th February 2017 12:52
Hyderabad-Kaza-Hyderabad in a Ssangyong Rexton ashroy_6 Travelogues 60 30th September 2015 10:19
SsangYong (Rexton and more) @ Auto Expo 2012 Rehaan The Indian Car Scene 30 3rd October 2012 18:24
Updated SsangYong Rexton! raj_5004 The Indian Car Scene 43 4th June 2012 18:01
Ssangyong Rexton Stratos Super-Cars & Imports in India 2 3rd June 2004 15:46


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 14:54.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks