SsangYong Rexton (2017–)

Model History

August 2017

Rexton goes on sale in the UK

It is powered by a 2.2 litre turbo diesel engine delivering maximum power of 181PS and maximum torque of 420Nm, with a 6-speed manual or 7-speed Mercedes-Benz automatic transmission.

It measures 4,850mm in length, 1,960mm wide, 1,825mm high, and has a 2,865mm wheelbase.

The projection headlight units comprise daytime running lights, LED fog lights with cornering feature, side and indicator lights. The rear of the car has LED rear combination side lights, air spoiler with high-mounted LED stop light and LED number plate lights, with the choice of 17-inch, 18-inch or 20-inch alloy wheels.

The driver’s seat is 8-way power-adjustable, the front passenger seat 6-way power-adjustable (ELX & Ultimate), with memory settings for the seat & door mirror positions (Ultimate), and with automatic easy access mode for the driver’s seat (the driver’s seat position automatically adjusts when the door opens), heated seats front and rear, and also ventilated front seats on the Ultimate model, which also features auto closing (automatic door-locking when the key is carried away from the car).

Featuring dual-zone fully automated air-conditioning with fine dust filters to all three rows of seats on the ELX (with seven seats) and Ultimate, there’s also a USB connector and 220V/115V inverter available for rear seat passengers.

The Rexton comes with five and seven seat options, the second row of seats splitting 60:40 with a folding centre armrest, and giving easy access to the third row of seats (7 seat models) which also fold individually 50:50.

Rear boot space with the seats down (5 seat model) is 1977 litres, and 820 litres with the seats up, measured up to window level.

The Rexton powertrain employs an uprated 2.2 litre turbo diesel engine manufactured by SsangYong, which delivers maximum power of 181PS and maximum torque of 420Nm. Transmission is either a 6-speed manual, or a Mercedes-Benz 7-speed automatic known for its smooth dynamic gear changing and durability.

For better efficiency and greater fuel economy, the car features part time 4x4 with power delivered permanently to the rear wheels. Front wheel drive can be selected electronically as required with high ratio, and low ratio chosen as and when the off-road conditions become more demanding.

It also features special electronic safety aids when driving off road such as hill start assist and hill decent control, and is best-in-class for approach and departure angles of 20.5 degrees and 22.2 degrees respectively.

For those wishing to tow a double horsebox, large caravan or commercial trailer, the car has a towing capacity of 3.5 tonnes, and a kerb weight of between 2,095 - 2,233 Kg, particularly important for anyone towing a heavy caravan.

The advanced infotainment system includes DAB radio, excellent connectivity with Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto for device mirroring, a rear view reversing camera, and displayed on an 8.0” screen or in HD on a wide 9.2-inch screen including TomTom navigation on ELX and Ultimate models.

Other features include a Supervision instrument cluster with a particularly large 7-inch LCD display for driver information, and a ‘smart’ electronic tailgate for added convenience when loading and unloading the boot, according to model.


REXTON

EX

EX

ELX

ELX

Ultimate

Manual

Auto

Manual

Auto

Auto

Net retail price

21,871

23,538

25,621

27,288

30,204

Vat @ 20%

4,374

4,708

5,124

5,458

6,041

Retail price

£26,245

£28,245

£30,745

£32,745

£36,245

First registration fee

55

55

55

55

55

Year one RFL

1,200

1,200

1,200

1,200

1,200

OTR

27,500

29,500

32,000

34,000

37,500

July 2018

Rexton now comes with seven-year warranty

Designed to be totally transparent and give customers complete peace of mind, this new warranty covers all the major mechanical components including wheel bearings, suspension joints and bushes, steering joints, shock absorbers and even the audio system.

Wearable components such as clutch discs and brake friction materials which could have their life reduced by poor driving are covered for one year or 12,500 miles, and the battery and paintwork for three years.

July 2019

Rexton Ice special edition announced

Based on the 19.5MY Rexton ELX specification, the Rexton Ice has unique Ice White pearlescent paint and is priced at £34,995, available from UK dealerships from mid July.

Standard specification includes cruise control, 9.2-inch touchscreen DAB radio with iPod & Bluetooth connectivity with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto and a host of safety features.

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