Mahindra Rexton, based on the fourth-gen SsangYong Rexton, was introduced in early 2017 in India. This model is currently captured undergoing a test in Korea, hinting at an imminent facelift. The new facelift version is expected to be launched internationally in early 2020.
Mahindra Rexton, based on the fourth-gen SsangYong Rexton, was introduced in early 2017 in India. This model is currently captured undergoing road test in Korea, hinting at an imminent facelift. The new facelift version is expected to be launched internationally in early 2020.
Mahindra Rexton facelift is expected to be introduced next year
The facelift test mule was carefully disguised on the front and the rear end. However, the test mule still gives away some styling cues of the facelift Rexton. One of the most obvious updates on the facelift Mahindra Rexton is a more modern and larger mesh grille which replaces the old horizontally slatted grille. Besides, it also features new headlight housings and a revised bumper. To look closely at the Mahindra Rexton facelift, we can point out certain restyling is happening on the fog light housing as well. From the given cues, it can be told that the Mahindra Rexton will receive significant updates. The rear fascia also witnesses some updates for the bumper and taillight housing. Unlike the carefully-covered front and rear design, the side profile is revealed without coverage. But not many changes are seen, apart from new alloy wheels. By far, information about the interior is scarce. It is expected that Mahindra Rexton facelift will come with some minor interior updates, probably some enhancements in terms of fit and finish. Besides, the infotainment system might feature some slight updates.
2020 Mahindra Rexton will come with a slew of cosmetic updates
Under the hood, the Rexton facelift is unlikely to feature any significant updates regarding the powertrains. It will continue to feature the same 2.2-litre diesel engine that develops a maximum power of 181 PS and a peak torque of 420 Nm along with a 2.0-litre petrol engine that makes 225 PS and 350 Nm. These old engines might come with some small updates to refine the performance of the Rexton. About the gearbox, the same transmission options including a standard 6-speed manual, a petrol-exclusive 6-speed automatic transmission and a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic will continue to be available on the new Rexton.
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Currently, Mahindra Rexton is competing against the likes of Ford Endeavour, Toyota Fortuner, and Mitsubishi Pajero Sport. The facelift might arrive at our market in 2021. For more car updates, visit IndianAuto.com