The new SsangYong Rexton 4x4 is now on sale in the UK, heralding major advances in style, quality, safety and technology for the brand.
The new Rexton is a large D/E-segment four-wheel drive that offers a prestige cabin for passengers to travel in supreme comfort, while disguising its tough and rugged off-road capability.
Representing a huge step forward in every area - looks and style, interior ambience, structure and safety, performance and technology, this new car stays true to SsangYong’s core brand values with extremely competitive pricing from £27,500 on the road.
Commenting on the new car’s launch, Steve Gray, marketing & communications director of SsangYong Motor UK says: ”Following hard on the heels of Tivoli when SsangYong set new standards for value-priced compact SUVs, new Rexton is further evidence of the brand’s re-generation after Mahindra made significant investments in the company. It demonstrates the rapid progress being made as a specialist producer of 4x4s and SUVs.
“Rexton is the second addition to our all-new model line-up. SsangYong is committed to introducing a new car every year for the next three years, which includes a pick-up truck derived from Rexton early in 2018. The company is also focused on creating further growth by developing petrol powered, EV and other eco-friendly vehicles.
“For what is generally perceived as a value-brand, I think everyone will be astonished by the quality of this new car - it’s a huge advance.”
In what might be called the ultimate ‘test drive’, five SsangYong Rexton SUVs completed a 50 day, 8,000 mile drive from the SsangYong factory at Pyeongtaek in South Korea to Europe, via Beijing and the Silk Road. Designed to test the vehicles in extreme conditions, the Rexton Trans Eurasia Trail travelled through ten different countries, including China, Kazakhstan and Russia.
All five cars arrived in Frankfurt in time for press day at the IAA motor show, before two of the cars completed their epic journey by driving to the SsangYong Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials in Oxfordshire.