Mahindra and Mahindra (M&M) is to launch SUVs from its South Korean unit SsangYong in India.

“The Rexton will be available in India soon while the Korando will be launched later on,” Pawan Goenka, president of M&M’s automotive and farm equipment sector, told just-auto at Auto Expo 2012 in New Delhi.

Asked about Rexton launch timing, Goenka said: “…the second half of 2012.”

The SUV will be imported CKD and assembled locally.

“We have not decided any timeframe for the Korando launch,” Goenka added.

M&M is showing a range of SsangYong range of vehicles at the expo, including Actyon Sports and XIV-1 concepts.

“Having harnessed synergies with SsangYong, the showing of various models for the first time India bears testimony to the world class technologies that are now available across the group,” Goenka said.