Rexton, the flagship four-wheel drive SUV in the SsangYong range, now features a 3,500kg towing capacity following approval by the VCA - the UK Vehicle Certification Agency responsible for Vehicle Type Approval.
“This is great news for our customers, many of whom want to tow large caravans, double horse boxes, boats and heavy equipment work trailers,” says Paul Williams, CEO of SsangYong Motor UK, “and unquestionably makes Rexton one of the best value tow cars in the market.”
Captions: Pictures show Rexton 2.2
Rexton CSE van
Rexton is powered by a 2.2 litre Euro 6 turbo diesel engine, and available with the choice of a 6-speed manual transmission or Mercedes-Benz 7-speed automatic.
Maximum power is 178ps and torque 400Nm, with maximum torque delivered from a low of 1,400rpm and maintained through a wide range up to 2,800rpm for smooth, progressive driving. CO2 emissions are 184g/km on the manual transmission model, while fuel economy is up to 40mpg (Combined cycle).
Built on a steel ladder chassis and now with its 3.5 tonne towing capacity, the SsangYong Rexton is a serious off-roader and tow-car, yet with all the equipment and creature comforts expected of a motorway cruiser.
Noted for being extremely capable off-road, the Rexton uses a body-on-frame construction for maximum strength. It features double wishbone and coil spring suspension to the front, and a five-link rigid axle with coil springs at the rear, while the EX automatic and ELX models feature multi-link rear suspension for an even more comfortable ride.
The driver can select low range when going off road which splits the torque equally between the front and rear axles to provide all round traction, and ensures optimum grip across the most challenging terrain.
Available with either five or seven seats, the Rexton range is comprehensively equipped with the range topping ELX featuring a luxurious beige/grey leather interior, new multi-function leather covered steering wheel, distinctive 18” Diamond cut alloy wheels, LED daytime running lights, front and rear parking sensors, auto-dipping rear view mirror, heated rear seats and Sat Nav.
With prices starting from only £22,995 on the road, Rexton has an almost unrivalled position in the 4x4 sector.
The commercial model in the range, the Rexton CSE, also benefits from the increased towing capacity. Priced from only £19,495 (ex VAT), this new 2.2 litre van has an almost unrivalled position in the LCV sector.
Model range - OTR
2.2 SE automatic
2.2 EX automatic
2.2 ELX automatic
£19,495 ex vat
2.2 CSE automatic
£20,745 ex vat
5-year limitless mileage warranty
All models in the SsangYong range are 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 the engine and drivetrain, wheel bearings, suspension joints and bushes, steering joints, shock absorbers and even the audio system. Wearable components such as clutch friction plates and brake pads which could have their life reduced by poor driving are covered for one year or 12,500 miles, and the battery and paintwork for three years.
Made in Korea
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. There are currently some 60 SsangYong dealers covering England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, with new locations being added to the network all the time.
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