The 5th generation Rexton is a bold step forward by SsangYong, derived from over 65 years of four-wheel drive expertise. This model immediately impresses with its sheer presence and dynamic lines, bringing you a rugged design and a real 4x4.
The new SsangYong Rexton is a large SUV that has been specially designed to be able to deliver more in every respect. Bringing more presence, more strength, more safety, more style, more space and more value, there’s nothing the Rexton skimps on.
Styled inside and out with graceful detailing that complements its rugged off-road capability, this model looks and feels like an intriguing blend of capable workhorse that can carry, pull and wallow through mud whilst caring for its passengers beyond expectation.
The new Rexton is a big 7 seat SUV with impressive interior space to match. The whole approach to the new cabin is to create a wonderfully instinctive and refreshingly enjoyable interior for the driver and passengers.
Generous shoulder and headroom is supplied for both drivers and all passengers, as well as multi-adjustable seating, dual zone air-conditioning, and ambient night lighting. Attention to detail is there for all to see, as well as ensuring the ride is as comfortable as possible for all involved.
Legroom in the second row is especially generous and second-row seats may be double-folded to maximise load space. The new Rexton’s size gives one of the largest load spaces in its sector, and can easy accommodate rear-seat passengers and four golf bags in the boot.
The technology within the cabin is set to impress, with a new 12.3” digital instrument cluster with a choice of analogue style or pure digital readouts. It also links with the central infotaiment system to put maps and sounds right in the drivers eyeline to ensure the focus stays on the road ahead.
Immediately impressive with its sheer presence and dynamic lines, the Rexton is rugged and a real 4x4. This model achieves a perfect balance between form and function, topped off by a little luxury.
The Rexton is designed to feel fresh and modern, and is instantly expressed by its exterior detailing. LED headlamps are stylish and penetratingly effective, and group together LED daytime running lights and directional indicators, whilst LED fog lights complete the detail.
Subtle updates from its already elegant predecessor includes the new feature LED combination rear lights, turn signal lamps that double as reversing lamps, and a rear bumper that hints at twin exhausts.
A 2.2 litre E-XDI 220 diesel engine offers plenty of strength and delivers maximum power of 202PS at 4000rpm and maximum torque of 441Nm at 1600-2600rpm. The Rexton engine is designed to provide low-end torque for effortless cruising whatever the conditions, whatever the load. An 8-speed automatic transmission delivers an efficient response, shifting between ratios smoothly and quietly.
The automatic transmission features selectable drive modes (Normal/Sport/Winter) for safe driving and a customisable driving experience. Normal mode balances the need for economy and power, Sport delivers extra power and Winter starts the car in second gear to prevent slippage when icy.
The new Rexton makes light work of hauling a large caravan, horsebox, boat or work trailer. It has a strong ladder chassis that provides a substantial towing platform and a mighty towing capability of 3.5 tonnes. Add that to the 4x4 capability and we’re sure you’ll understand why we call it ‘magnificently muscular’!
The Rexton has been built on extremely strong foundations. Its body-on-frame construction is built using a 1.5Gpa ultra-strength steel. 81.7% of the steel plate in the car’s body uses high-strength, high-density, high-tensile steel. This provides superb rigidity and protection should a collusion occur, to maximise the safe space within the cabin.