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06 May 2014

Launched: SsangYong Rexton RX6

SsangYong widens the Rexton’s horizons by adding a new variant. We have price and details inside...

Agasti Kaulgi
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SsangYong doesn’t really believe in spoiling you with choices. Firstly, its got only one model to India and till now, that model was offered only with two variants – the top-end with all the features and an auto gearbox and a base variant with barely any features and a manual ’box.

But that changes now. There’s a third variant that slots in between the top-end and the base. And we’re happy to report that new ‘RX6’ variant gets the best of both worlds.

Usually, we never crib when there’s an auto gearbox involved – its convenient. But in this case, that wasn’t the situation. The top-end RX7 variant gets an old-school gearbox that takes a lifetime to shift cogs, something that we wouldn’t mind doing away with. And that’s exactly what has happened with the RX6 – it gets five-speed manual transmission instead of the auto. And talking of the transmission, it sends the power that 2.7-litre engine churns out to all four wheels. And when things get mucky, you can even shift to low-range mode on-the-fly.

The RX6 gives you all the features you’d need and nothing that you wont – electric sunroof, electric driver seat, music system with USB, aux and Bluetooth, satnav, auto headlamps and auto wipers.

The RX6 has been priced at Rs 19.96 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). And that’s fairly competitive – the Toyota Fortuner 4x4 MT will be yours for Rs 23.06 lakh. A good Rs 3 lakh savings, if you go in for the Korean.

Will you still line up outside Toyota dealership for the Fortuner or head to the SsangYong showroom? Tell us in the comments below.

If you’re wondering how the RX6 drives, head to this link.

Tags: rs6, rexton, ssangyong

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