Ssangyong, the South Korean specialist in reasonably priced, difficult and conventional SUVs, has a brand new flagship style, the all-new Rexton SUV.
It’s a wholly contemporary design in and out, and is to be had in 3 specs, all bristling with the types of devices that rival automobiles listing as choices, which makes the Rexton’s value fluctuate – between £27,500 for the entry-level EX and £37,500 for the loaded, Nappa-leathered Ultimate auto – glance extraordinarily aggressive.
For the primary time, a large Ssangyong has convincing trendy styling, and the inner is particularly spacious and neatly designed. There are seven seats as same old, despite the fact that you’ll be able to choose to go away the 3rd row out within the heart ELX style in case your precedence is the largest conceivable boot capability.
Technically talking, the brand new Rexton does not pull up any timber: its frame sits on a rugged and easy separate metal chassis (which, Ssangyong says, offers it nice reserves of power, plus a three.Five-tonne towing capability) and, despite the fact that the suspension is unbiased at each ends, it employs metal springs moderately than the height-adjustable pneumatic gadgets that rival automobiles have.
The engine is Ssangyong’s acquainted 2.2-litre diesel, right here in a cleaner Euro 6 guise, generating 179bhp at 4000rpm and a meaty 310lb feet of torque simply the place you wish to have it, between 1600 and 2100rpm. The same old gearbox (in EX and ELX) is a six-speed guide, however maximum consumers will opt for the Mercedes-sourced seven-speed automated, which comes at a £2000 top rate.
The Rexton’s same old four-wheel force is an old-school selectable gadget with a separate low-range gearbox. The Rexton most often runs on-road in rear-wheel-drive excessive fluctuate. For 4 wheel drive, you need to manually make a selection both high-range 4×4 or low-range 4×4. There’s no centre differential, although, so it is best to not use 4 wheel drive on avenue aside from within the worst stipulations of rainy and snow.
Ssangyong Rexton 2.2D Ultimate auto 2017 UK review