- Hard working Rexton improved with generous specification
- Rodius remains the true value model to transport seven passengers and their luggage
- All new Korando crossover heads SsangYong’s UK return
- All three models offer best in class value and backed by a 5 year limitless mileage warranty
SsangYong celebrates its return to the UK with its best ever model line-up. Spearheaded by the contemporary new Korando crossover, the top value range also includes the rugged Rexton 4×4 and spacious Rodius MPV.
With all three models now on sale, SsangYong is ready to make an impact in three separate areas of the new car market. Prices start at only £14,995 for the seven seat Rodius MPV and £19,995 for the highly capable Rexton off roader, showing that value for money remains at the very core of the SsangYong range, along with quality and practicality.
The SsangYong range is backed by an industry leading 5 year limitless mileage warranty. Designed to be totally transparent and give customers complete peace of mind, it covers all major mechanical components including wheel bearings, suspension joints and bushes, steering joints, shock absorbers and even the audio system.
Internationally renowned, Korean 4×4 specialist SsangYong has a rich history of creating robust off road vehicles. The Rexton is no exception, placing true go anywhere ability at the centre of its rugged appeal. Solidly built, Rexton can tackle the toughest terrain while also providing an impressive 3.2 tonne towing capability. When drivers need to haul their horsebox, caravan, boat or trailer with confidence and in safety, Rexton really proves its mettle whatever the weather or conditions.
Practicality is also at the heart of the Rexton. All models are fitted with seven seats as standard, while the 4×4 offers generous space for up to 1,338 litres of luggage.
While rivals offering the same level of durability come with a much higher price tag, the SsangYong provides superb value. Available from only £19,995, Rexton is powered by an advanced 2.7 litre five cylinder turbo diesel engine. Delivering a power output of 163bhp, it provides 340Nm of torque from only 1,800rpm. What’s more, a torque on demand four wheel drive system is standard on all variants, distributing the pulling power to the axle that needs it most and ensuring the best possible traction at all times.
When the going gets really tough the driver can select low range which also splits the torque equally between front and rear axles to provide enough all round traction to handle the most difficult terrain.
Rexton is available in a choice of S and EX trim. The entry level S model comes equipped with ABS, EBD and ESP, as well as automatic climate control and seven seats. Move up to EX specification and leather upholstery, heated seats and a Mercedes-Benz five speed T-Tronic automatic are included as standard.
Rexton pricing and specifications
Specification 270 S 270 S 270 EX
Transmission Manual Auto Auto
4WD 4WD 4WD
On the road price £19,995 £21,495 £23,995
For full details of the Rexton equipment list click here: http://www.ssangyonggb.co.uk/Rexton-Equipment and for technical specifications click here: http://www.ssangyonggb.co.uk/Rexton-Technical
The term ‘versatility’ is often used when referring to either seating or luggage capacity. With SsangYong’s Rodius there is no compromise – this truly versatile vehicle transports seven people and their luggage thanks to its capacious and flexible cabin layout. Add the option of four wheel drive at prices that put this full sized MPV in line with many compact family hatchbacks, and you have a truly great value proposition.
Every Rodius comes with seven seats and a list of equipment you would expect with a full sized people carrier. Electric front and rear windows, fully automatic climate control and a Kenwood audio and Bluetooth system are standard across all variants including the entry level S model, as are vital safety aids including ABS, EBD and ESP. With an entry level price of just £14,995, this high level of equipment really brings the value of Rodius into perspective.
Move up the range to ES trim and drivers have the option of a Mercedes-Benz five speed T-Tronic automatic transmission in place of the standard five speed manual. Heated leather front seats, 16 inch alloy wheels and rear privacy glass also feature. The flagship EX model adds even more versatility to the Rodius package in the form of an on demand four wheel drive system. Perfect for towing and tackling wintry conditions, the 4×4 system utilises SsangYong’s years of experience to deliver the ultimate traction whatever the weather.
As with the Rexton, the Rodius EX demonstrates excellent off road capability thanks to the low ratio option which delivers equal torque to all four wheels. This feature is far from what is normally expected on a four wheel drive MPV and one that many so called off roaders fail to offer.
With such a wide variety of talents, it’s no surprise to find the Rodius appealing to a diverse range of drivers. Whether you have a growing family, are looking for a people carrier with great towing ability or you need a top value private hire vehicle, Rodius fits the bill.
Rodius pricing and specifications
Specification 270 S 270 ES 270 EX
Transmission Manual Manual Auto Auto
2WD 2WD 2WD 4WD
On the road price £14,995 £16,995 £18,495 £20,995
For full details of the Rodius equipment list click here: http://www.ssangyonggb.co.uk/Rodius-Equipment and for technical specifications click here: http://www.ssangyonggb.co.uk/Rodius-Technical
SsangYong Motor UK
Following a 70 per cent acquisition of SsangYong by Indian engineering conglomerate Mahindra & Mahindra, the Korean car maker’s future in the UK is assured thanks to new investment in the importing company.
Led by Paul Williams, SsangYong Motor UK has been created from the purchase of shares in the previous importer, Koelliker UK, from the Italian based Gruppo Koelliker by the European automotive distribution company, Bassadone Automotive Group.
The present network of 52 dealers is to be expanded to 65, selling a range of the following SsangYong models:
Korando – contemporary crossover model, from £16,995
Rexton – rugged 4×4 with ground breaking towing and off road abilities, from £19,995
Rodius – spacious seven seat MPV available in front or all wheel drive form, from £14,995
Rexton CV – commercial version of Rexton 4×4, from £16,399 (excluding VAT and on the road charges)
The relaunched SsangYong model range is now on sale in the UK, and full product information is available from: www.ssangyonggb.co.uk