After a long wait and constant speculations, Mahindra & Mahindra is finally ready to launch its new flagship model in the home market. The new generation Ssangyong G4 Rexton has been testing in India for quite some time and its launch was thought to have got delayed till early 2019. However, as per the latest reports, Mahindra will be launching the Ssangyong G4 Rexton in India on 9th of October, 2018. Now, it is also known that the Ssangyong G4 Rexton will be rebadged as a new Mahindra model and is reportedly going to be christened as the XUV700.
Here are the details on the soon to launch Ssangyong G4 Rexton or the Mahindra XUV700 flagship model:
The reported Mahindra XUV700 is definitely the rebadged Ssangyong G4 Rexton, as Indian SUV master has confirmed. However, the global SUV model will be coming with some India specific alterations. The full-sized 7-seater premium SUV model was recently spotted undergoing extensive high-altitude testing in Leh in India. While the SUV has been spied during high-altitude testing even earlier, the recent spy shots show the final touches that Mahindra have endowed on the India-spec new-gen Rexton.
Mahindra & Mahindra had first showcased the Ssangyong G4 Rexton as the new unnamed flagship model in Mahindra’s lineup at the 2018 Auto Expo in February. Upon the Indian launch, the new XUV700 will be fighting with the likes of the very popular Toyota Fortuner and Ford Endeavour among other premium 7-seater SUV models in India. However, despite its premium looks and quality, it is expected to be priced more aggressively as compared to its market rivals.
The new upcoming Mahindra flagship model will be fully loaded in terms of premium features. It will boast of HID headlights, dual-zone climate control, 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with GPS and electric sunroof. It is also said to be coming with some first in segment features such as 8-way electrically adjustable driver seat, 6-way adjustable passenger seats, ventilated seats and power tailgate.
The India-spec new-gen SsangYong Rexton will also come braced with extensive safety features including 9 airbags, ABS with EBD, ESP, hill-start, hill descent, Traction Control, Anti Roll Program and electric parking brake and many more.
As per Mahindra & Mahindra, the new flagship SUV will be launched in India powered by a 2.2 litre diesel motor which is good to deliver 178 PS of max power along with 420 Nm of top torque and powers the XUV500. This oil burner gets paired with a 7 speed Mercedes-Benz sourced automatic transmission gearbox which gets equipped with an all 4 wheel four drive system. The global model also gets a 6 speed manual transmission option, but is unlikely to be offered in India.
The all new Rexton or the speculated Mahindra XUV700 will be flaunting a more matured and premium styling all over. It will be dynamically more enhanced as competent against its predecessor and also much more feature-rich. Mahindra decided to drop its Korean subsidiary SsangYong’s name in India for the new-gen Rexton in order to generate more sales leveraging the trusted Mahindra brand.