2021 SsangYong Rexton facelift is finally unveiled. With updated styling, it now makes more power and torque, while getting a new 8-speed automatic gearbox. Read more about it here.
This year, SsangYong gives a comprehensive update to the Rexton. Besides the new visual updates, the seven-seater SUV gets some mechanical updates under the hood. Owing to these updates, the Rexton is now capable of making a maximum power of 199 BHP and a peak torque of 440 Nm. Moreover, SsangYong also added a new eight-speed AT to the Rexton's equipment list.
International-spec SsangYong Rexton is given an extensive facelift
Prior to the revision, SsangYong Rexton was powerful enough to generate 178 BHP and 421 Nm, which is lower than the newer version by 21 BHP and 19 Nm. In addition, the SsangYong Rexton also gets a brand new 8-speed automatic transmission. According to SsangYong, the new transmission helps to increase the efficiency of the vehicle while lowering the vibrations, thanks to its lighter weight. This transmission will transfer the power from the engine to all four wheels of the SUV. The 4WD system on the Rexton comes with a high and low ratio transfer case as well as different off-road settings designed for different terrains.
It should be noted that the engine was tuned to deliver a strong torque surge at the lower RPM range, allowing the model to perform better during 0-100 kmph acceleration runs. This time, it takes the Rexton only 11.9 seconds to do the same. On the WLTP test, the new SsangYong Rexton claimed a fuel mileage of 32.2 mpg and emitted 225 g/km of CO2.
SsangYong Rexton Facelift will not be launched in India
Apart from these significant mechanical revisions, the SsangYong Rexton also gets some notable styling updates. On the front end, it now comes with a new grille design with chrome studs, sharper LED headlights integrated with LED DRLS, a revised bumper with C-shaped bezels, an updated rear end, a new set of wheels, and more. On the inside, the seven-seater SUV is equipped with a host of premium features including a nine-inch touchscreen infotainment system, heated seats, and more.
In the Indian market, the SsangYong Rexton was launched as Mahindra Alturas G4. However, the new SsangYong Rexton will not make it to the Indian shores. The existing Mahindra Alturas G4 is also expected to be discontinued in the foreseeable future. The 2021 SsangYong Rexon’s new entry-level Ventura trim that replaces the ELX variant is priced at £37,995. The Ultimate trim is priced at £40,665. When converted to INR, it comes up to around Rs. 33 lakh and 35 lakh, respectively.