It is priced at Rs.20.11 lakh ex-showroom Hyderabad

Even as different brands in the sports utility vehicle segment (SUV) and more particularly, the high-end SUVs saw a dip in sales by about 10 per cent, SUVs of Mahindra & Mahindra saw a 3.4 per cent growth, said Arun Malhotra, Chief Sales & Customer Care Officer of the company’s automotive division.

One of Mahindra’s most-popular products, the Scorpio saw its highest-ever March sale, all through the 12 years since it was launched, with 5,200 units. While the model was ageing, he said manufacturers always went for a stable of products on the same platform, thus offering variety and giving scope for adding more and more features with every model, edition after edition. He was speaking to presspersons after launching the new SsangYong Rexton ‘RX6’, a five-speed manual transmission version with 14 new features, including electric sunroof with tilt/open function, speed sensitive power steering, memory functions with three presets for driver seatand rain-sensing wipers. On the safety front, it came with electronic stability programme, front and side airbags, anti-slip regulation and active rollover protection, apart from hill descent controls, he pointed out. The RX6 that comes in satin white, volcano black, moondust silver and opulent purple colours, is priced at Rs.20.11 lakh ex-showroom Hyderabad, where it was first launched, he said, In addition to the existing range of Rexton SUVs it came with a 2.7 litre engine with 162 bhp power and 340 torque that included an intelligent 4 X 4 torque on demand system with low ratio switch.

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