SsangYong Rexton W (2013–2017)
The new SsangYong Rexton W reaches the UK this winter bringing an all new-look to a familiar model line, inside and out. The new car uses a body on frame construction for maximum strength - the accepted approach for a ‘proper’ off-roader - and double wishbone and coil spring suspension to the front, and a five link rigid axle with coil springs at the rear.
The Rexton W is powered by SsangYong’s own 2.0 litre turbo charged e-XDi200 diesel engine offering a level of performance and NVH (noise, vibration and harshness) control that has already been tested, proven and praised in the marketplace.
The engine delivers maximum power of 155PS/4,000rpm and maximum torque of 360Nm/1,500-2,800rpm, and is designed to provide low end torque whatever the conditions on or off road.
There’s the choice of a 6-speed manual transmission or 5-speed Mercedes-Benz T-Tronic automatic, ensuring world class durability, smooth gear changing and performance. And when going off road, the driver can select low range which also splits the torque equally between front and rear axles to provide all round traction and ensure optimum grip across the most challenging terrain.
With its 3 tonne towing capability, the new Rexton W will also make light work of hauling a full-size caravan, double horsebox, boat or work trailer.
Inside, the car’s cabin has been given a refreshed new look. Aluminium-effect and chrome finishes along with soft-touch materials result in a modern and comfortable environment, yet one that will prove extremely practical in everyday use.
There are seven seats - the rear row of two seats stowing conveniently beneath the boot floor. The comprehensive levels of standard equipment also include cruise control, air conditioning, electrically operated & heated door mirrors, leather covered steering wheel and gear knob, and CD & RDS radio with iPod and Bluetooth connectivity. The EX model also gets an electrically operated memory driver’s seat, leather upholstery, privacy glass, sunroof and rear parking sensors.
The car features a comprehensive package of active safety features including Electronic Stability Program (ESP), Active Rollover Protection (ARP), ABS with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) and Hill Descent Control (HDC). There are dual front and side air bags, while ISO-Fix and tether anchorage points for child seats are fitted on the second row.
Designed to appeal as family, leisure and work day transportation, the new Rexton W blends the multi-role flexibility off great off-road performance with the comfort and equipment levels of a luxury saloon.
Available in four exterior colours, Carbonic Grey, Space Black, Silent Silver and Grand White, the Rexton W can now be ordered from over 50 SsangYong dealers across the UK.
|Rexton W||2.0 SX||2.0 EX||2.0 EX|
|Net retail price||17,888||19,971||21,100|
|VAT @ 20%||3,577||3,994||4,220|
|First registration fee||55||55||55|
|Road fund licence - year one||475||475||620|
|On the road price||£21,995||£24,495||£25,995|
Rexton W ELX launched
SsangYong announced a new range-topping model to its Rexton W line-up - the ELX. The five-seat Rexton W ELX gets a number of significant enhancements over the EX model, including a luxurious new beige/grey leather interior - seats, door trims and matching carpets, a new multi-function leather covered steering wheel and updated instrumentation.
There are also distinctive 18-inch Diamond cut alloy wheels, LED daytime running lights within the headlamp units, front parking sensors, auto-dipping rear view mirror, heated rear seats and navigation to set the car apart, which is also now available in a smart new Dandy blue metallic finish. It's priced at £27,995.
New 2.2-litre diesel for Rexton W
Maximum power for the new e-XDi220 engine is increased to 178PS and torque to 400Nm - up by 15% and 11% respectively over the previous Euro 5 diesel 2.0 litre engine. Maximum torque is delivered from a low of 1,400rpm and maintained through a wide range up to 2,800rpm for smooth, progressive driving.
Big strides have also been made with CO2 emissions which have been reduced to 184g/km, down from 196g/km on the previous manual transmission model, while fuel economy is considerably improved and now up to 40mpg (combined cycle) compared with 38.2mpg on the model it replaces.
|2.2 EX automatic||£26,995|
|2.2 ELX automatic||£28,995|