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India’s Mahindra Launches New U.S. Factory In Detroit, Production Starts In 2018 23
Nov
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Mahindra, Reports, SsangYong on 11 23rd, 2017


Indian car maker Mahindra has officially opened its new North American HQ and manufacturing facility in Auburn Hills, the first new OEM plant in the Detroit area in 25 years.

The new factory will be used to produce Mahindra’s upcoming new SUV, called the Roxor. The Indian company will reveal the new model towards the end of the year. The brand is known for rugged SUVs such as the Willys Jeep-esque Thar seen in the video below.

Mahindra expects its new US factory to churn out 12,000 Roxor SUVs per year. The car maker was recently announced as one of the five manufacturers selected by USPS (United States Postal Service) to produce prototype delivery trucks for testing and evaluation as well.

According to reports from the Indian press, the new Roxor will be based on a modified platform of the Thar model, an off-roader that looks a lot like the classic Jeep Wrangler, and will be powered by Ssangyong’s 1.6-liter engine as used in the Tivoli small SUV.

The company didn’t give a timetable for when they will start selling passenger cars in the U.S. but Anand Mahindra, executive chairman of Mahindra Group said that their options include the introduction of the Ssangyong brand to the US public first.

“We have stated on record that amongst the options open to us are to come in with SsangYong Motors, which is our Korean subsidiary,” said Mahindra to AutoNews. “As you know it’s the third Korean auto company that Americans don’t know about.”

“So that could be a very logical step for us to introduce that brand here but that’s a decision that will be taken by the SsangYong Motors board”, he added.

The new manufacturing facilities are part of a $230 million investment that also includes a new warehouse, a logistics operation in Pontiac and an existing prototype operation in Troy. By 2020, Mahindra expects to have created 650 jobs and add another $600 million in local investment.

“This is an exciting day for Mahindra, our terrific employees and Detroit. I couldn’t be prouder to be here to help open this new facility today,” said Anand Mahindra. “This building opening represents our company’s growing presence in North America and locally in the Metro Detroit area where we have tripled our workforce during the past 18 months. We are committed to growing the Mahindra brand in North America and Michigan.”

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First Ssangyong Rextons Hit UK Dealerships Offering Big Value For Money [30 Pics] 12
Oct
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Galleries, new cars, prices, SsangYong, SsangYong Rexton, UK on 10 12th, 2017


The 2018 Ssangyong Rexton, the company’s new flagship, has arrived in the UK market, aiming to offer impressive value in a very crowded segment.
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Has The New SsangYong Rexton Earned Your Respect Yet? 13
Sep
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Frankfurt-Motor-Show, new cars, SsangYong, SsangYong Rexton on 09 13th, 2017


The 2018 SsangYong Rexton has officially touched European soil, at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, after being presented in full at Seoul, this spring.
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New SsangYong Rexton Priced From £27,500, UK Sales Start This Fall 15
Aug
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in new cars, prices, SsangYong, SsangYong Rexton, UK on 08 15th, 2017


Almost five months after it debuted at the Seoul Motor Show, the new generation SsangYong Rexton is getting ready to make its market launch in the United Kingdom.
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Next SsangYong Rexton To Reportedly Be Designed By Pininfarina 9
Aug
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Mahindra, Pininfarina, Reports, SsangYong, SsangYong Rexton on 08 9th, 2017


SsangYong may have pulled the cover off the new generation Rexton earlier this year, but the Korean automaker is already looking into its successor.
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SsangYong Launches Restyled 2017 Korando In The UK 5
May
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in new cars, prices, SsangYong, SsangYong Korando, UK on 05 5th, 2017


SsangYong's facelifted Korando is set to go on sale in the UK this week, with prices starting from £17,000 for the base-spec two-wheel drive SE model.
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SsangYong Adds Extra Safety Tech To Tivoli UK Range 4
May
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Galleries, prices, SsangYong, SsangYong Tivoli, UK on 05 4th, 2017


SsangYong's first ever B-segment SUV is receiving a number of safety enhancements for 2017, as UK prices now start from £13,300 for the Tivoli and £19,200 for the Tivoli XLV.
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2018 SsangYong Rexton Revealed In Full At The Seoul Motor Show 30
Mar
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Korea, new cars, Seoul Motor Show, SsangYong, SsangYong Rexton on 03 30th, 2017


Following its online presentation a couple of days ago, SsangYong has revealed in full the new generation Rexton at the 2017 Seoul Motor Show.
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All-New SsangYong Rexton Revealed Ahead Of Seoul Show Debut 28
Mar
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in new cars, Seoul Motor Show, SsangYong, SsangYong Rexton on 03 28th, 2017


SsangYong have released the first official images and data regarding the new generation Rexton.
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Ssangyong Sheds More Light On New Flagship Ahead Of Its Seoul Debut 23
Mar
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in new cars, Reports, Seoul Motor Show, SsangYong on 03 23rd, 2017


Ssangyong will reveal its new flagship model, codenamed Y400, at the upcoming Seoul Motor Show.
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Renderings Preview SsangYong Y400 Before April Premiere 16
Mar
Posted by Brad Anderson in Reports, Seoul Motor Show, SsangYong, SUV on 03 16th, 2017


The very first official renderings of the upcoming SsangYong Y400 has just been published online.
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SsangYong’s XAVL Concept Will Morph Into A Seven-Seater Production SUV 7
Mar
Posted by John Halas in concepts, Geneva Motor Show, SsangYong, SsangYong Concepts on 03 7th, 2017


Invigorated by its first profitable year since 2007, South Korea’s SsanYong is gazing into the future at Geneva with the XAVL concept, which stands for eXciting Authentic Vehicle Long.
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SsangYong’s XAVL Concept Is A Geneva-Bound 7-Seat SUV 20
Feb
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in concepts, Geneva Motor Show, SsangYong, SsangYong Concepts on 02 20th, 2017


With exactly two weeks to go until the 2017 Geneva Motor Show welcomes journalists from all over the world, SsangYong has now revealed a new concept car.
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SsangYong Readying Industry-First Touch-Window System 6
Feb
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Gadgets, Reports, SsangYong, Tech on 02 6th, 2017


Modern times call for modern tech solutions, and SsangYong's parent company, Mahindra&Mahindra, says it has something novel in store for us.
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2017 SsangYong Korando Goes Under The Knife In Korea 5
Jan
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Korea, new cars, prices, SsangYong, SsangYong Korando on 01 5th, 2017


SsangYong have kept themselves busy by launching the Tivoli XLV last year, and for 2017 they're promising a new generation of the Rexton.
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