Ssangyong is the fourth largest SUV manufacturer is South Korea and is owned by India's Mahindra and Mahindra brand. Ssangyoung started its operations in 1954 and brought its proud lineage of 58 years to India and made its debut with the Rexton. Now, Mahindra & Mahindra has recalled the Rexton SUV in India over the faulty drivetrain issue in the cars manufactured in or before September 2014. For this, a voluntary recalled has been issued according to the SIAM (Society of Indian Automotive Manufacturers) guidelines.
However, as of now, the root cause of the issue has not been clarified by the company. In this regard, Mahindra mentions that they need to inspect the Ssangyong Rexton SUV to figure out if there is any loss of torque in the rear drive-shaft or not. Henceforth, if the issue is diagnosed, the company will be contacting the affected SUV owners individually. Also Read: Mahindra SsangYong XAV likely to make it to production soon
Currently, Mahindra is calling it a “Proactive inspection” exercise which will be done free and if there is a need of replacement required after the inspection, it will be done totally free of cost. In the company's product portfolio, it is the largest SUV and its price range starts from INR 21 lakh going up to INR 25 lakh ex-showroom, Delhi. The Ssangyong Rexton SUV is available in two variants namely the RX6 and the RX7 AWD. Also Read: Mahindra MPV rendered, will rival Toyota Innova Crysta
The former is powered by a 2.7-litre diesel motor that churns out 162 Bhp of maximum power at 4,000rpm and a peak torque of 340Nm at 1,800rpm to 3,250rpm. The engine is mated to a five-speed manual transmission. The RX7 on the contrary, draws power from the same 2.7-litre oil burner and produces 184bhp at 4,000 and 402Nm at 1,600rpm – 3,000rpm of power and torque, respectively. Power is sent to the wheels via AWD (All Wheel Drive) System. It comes paired to an automatic transmission.
Ssangyong Motors, in spite of being a pioneer in manufacturing SUVs and handling its operations in more than 90 countries across the globe, has been struggling hard to make its presence felt in India.