SsangYong Rexton W 2014







Published by Gerald Ferreira Date: February 4, 2014
Categories: SsangYong Rexton, Ssangyong

SSANGYONG LAUNCHES REXTON W - SERIOUS OFF-ROADER MEETS SMOOTH URBAN CRUISER

Priced from just £21,995

  • Extensively refreshed design
  • Practical 7 seat off-roader - ideal for family,  leisure and business
  • 3 tonne towing capability
  • Powered by SsangYong’s proven 2.0 litre turbo charged  155PS e-XDi diesel engine
  • Choice of 6 speed manual or Mercedes-Benz 5 speed  T-Tronic automatic

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The new  SsangYong Rexton W  brings an all new-look to a  familiar model line, inside and out.

SsangYong is gaining a solid reputation for producing  strong, comprehensively equipped and extremely well priced vehicles and this  latest addition to the range further underlines this.  Noted for being an extremely competent  off-roader, Rexton W is the third iteration of the Rexton, a car that has won  customers and admiration around the world since its launch in 2001.

Building on this pedigree, 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.

Commented Paul Williams, CEO of SsangYong Motor  UK:  “With prices starting from only  £21,995, this new car has an almost unrivalled position in the 4x4 sector,  particularly as prices for our Korean and Japanese competitors have migrated  steadily upwards over recent years.

“Built on a proper ladder chassis, Rexton W is a  serious off-roader, yet with all the equipment and creature comforts expected  of an urban cruiser.  At such an amazing  price point, not only do you get a lot of car for the money, but you also have  the reassurance of an industry-leading 5 year limitless mileage warranty for  complete peace of mind.”

Powertrain

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.

This Euro 5  engine delivers maximum power of  155PS/4,000rpm and maximum torque of 360Nm/1,500-3,000rpm, 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.

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Interior design

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.

Safety

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.

Rexton W is available in  four exterior colours, Carbonic Grey, Space Black, Silent Silver and Grand White.

Rexton W  prices

Rexton W 2.0 SX 2.0 EX 2.0 EX
Transmission Manual Manual Auto
Seats 7 7 7
Net retail price 17,888 19,971 21,100
VAT @ 20% 3,577 3,994 4,220
Retail price 21,465 23,965 25,320
First registration fee 55 55 55
Road fund licence - year one 475 475 620
On the road price £21,995 £24,495 £25,995

5 year limitless mileage warranty

As with all models in the  SsangYong range, the new Rexton W is covered by a best in class 5 year  limitless mileage warranty.

Designed to be totally  transparent and give customers complete peace of mind, ‘limitless’ means just  that: not a maximum mileage condition that some brands impose in their small  print.

All the major mechanical  components are covered 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 12,000 miles, and the battery and paintwork for  three years.

SsangYong

SsangYong cars  are manufactured in South Korea  by SsangYong Motor, which is 73 per cent owned by the Indian engineering  conglomerate Mahindra & Mahindra, and imported into the UK by SsangYong Motor UK.  Established in 1954 it is Korea's oldest vehicle manufacturer  and only 4x4 and SUV specialist producer.

Range

  • Korando - crossover line-up with 2 or 4-wheel drive from £14,995
  • Korando Sports pick-up - a rugged 4x4 double  cab pick-up with the finesse of a passenger car from £15,042 (ex VAT)
  • Turismo - spacious seven-seat MPV available with rear or  all-wheel drive from £17,995
  • Rexton W - seven-seat  off-roader with selectable 4x4 from £21,995
  • Rexton CS - commercial version of the Rexton 4x4 from £16,665 (ex VAT)