Indian automaker famous for its SUVs, Mahindra and Mahindra has once again teased its premium high-end SUV that will make its India debut at the 2018 Auto Expo. This new SUV is expected to be the new generation Ssangyong Rexton but will be launched under Mahindra branding and the company might also surprise us with a new name. After launching an array of new facelifts and variants in 2017, Mahindra is all set to showcase many new products both on electric front and otherwise as it charts out an aggressive 2018 starting with Auto Expo 2018.
Mahindra-owned Ssangyong brand launched the new generation of its flagship SUV Rexton at the 2017 Seoul Motor Show held in April 2017 and is now ready to take a new avatar in India. Mahindra is looking to expand its SUV portfolio in India and this new SUV is expected to be manufactured/assembled at one of the Mahindra's plant in Maharashtra. Mahindra's R&D centre in Chennai will also play a crucial role in the development of this new Mahindra SUV that will debut at the Auto Expo 2018.
The teaser video of Mahindra's new premium SUV clearly indicates the outlines of the new Rexton and this might be the first Mahindra SUV that might not carry Mahindra's design elements that we have seen on the Scorpio, KUV100 or XUV500. This vehicle will be first showcased at Auto Expo 2018 followed a market launch during second half of 2018. We also wouldn't be surprised if the company call its the Mahindra XUV700.
Also, on display at Auto Expo 2018 will be a range of new electric vehicles from Mahindra and Mahindra. Mahindra’s ‘Future of Mobility’ is based on the three pillars of Clean, Connected & Convenient (3Cs). The company will debut six all new EVs, of which 2 are futuristic concepts along wit a new electric car platform. Mahindra calls its future products ‘objects to desire’.
Mahindra all-new SUV (Rexton) is expected to be powered by a new 2.2L diesel engine, which sheds a power of 187 bhp and 420 Nm of torque. It will rival the likes of Toyota Fortuner, Isuzu MU-X and Ford Endeavour and expect the price of this new SUV to be around Rs 24 lakh.