The Rexton facelift boasts a new look front end and a revamped rear but retains the qualities, space, all the capabilities of a traditional SUV. Rexton pairs a revamped exterior with a new, stylish interior, whilst still boasting advanced safety and infotainment technologies. This model-year brings changes to its drivetrain too – with a more powerful engine and the introduction of a new 8-speed automatic transmission. All wrapped up with a comprehensive and market-leading 7-year/ 150,000-mile warranty.
From every aspect, the 21-model year Rexton has an eye-catching design, with a powerful, sturdy stance that serves as a solid foundation for its superior ride and handling dynamics. Inside, the Rexton impresses even further with a new digital cluster, driver assistance technologies, safety features and multimedia packages. Engineered for an active lifestyle, new Rexton exceeds expectations by delivering spacious comfort, practical go-anywhere ability, and superior safety. And as you’d expect from a company that has over 65 years of experience, SsangYong’s new Rexton is a magnificently muscular thing.
The Rexton powertrain employs a newly uprated 2.2 litre turbo diesel engine manufactured by SsangYong, which now delivers maximum power of 202PS and maximum torque of 441Nm. This highly efficient, extremely quiet, e-XDi 220 engine delivers progressive acceleration from a standing start, and strong low-end torque – typical of a SsangYong power unit. It achieves a CO2 emission level of 225 (WLTP), economy of up to 32.9 mpg on a combined cycle (WLTP) and achieves 0-62mph in 11.9 seconds.
Rexton is now equipped with an all-new 8-speed FR-type automatic transmission produced by Hyundai Transys – also supplied to Genesis, Hyundai, and Kia. Its improved weight and efficiency delivers a smooth sophisticated response and reduced noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH), thanks to wider gear ratios and a pendulum damper. It has an advanced shift-by-wire (SBW) system by which the transmission modes are engaged/changed through electronic controls without any mechanical linkage between the gear shifting lever and the transmission.
The SsangYong Rexton is extremely well equipped and comes with generous levels of equipment as standard. Adorned with at new striking and defined front styling concept, the D-segment vehicle seats 7 passengers with plenty of cargo space and the versatility that you would expect from a modern SUV. There are now two trim levels to choose from – the newly named Ventura, which replaces the ELX, and the high-spec Ultimate. Sharing the same body style and powertrain, the key specification differences are as follows:
The Rexton Ventura, which comes with auto transmission only, has seven seats, new design 18” diamond cut alloy wheels, LED headlamps, 12.3” full digital console, dual zone climate control, 8” touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto. It has power assisted steering, a heated leather steering wheel as well as power adjustable, heated, and ventilated front seats, TPU faux-leather upholstery, front and rear parking sensors and rear-view camera. Safety kit includes 9 airbags, Autonomous Emergency Braking, Safety Distance Warning, Lane Departure Warning, Front Vehicle Start Warning, Speed Limit Warning, Smart High Beam and Trailer Sway Control.
Step up to the Rexton Ultimate, also with automatic transmission and seven seats, new design 18” alloy diamond cut alloys, LED headlights, LED fog lights, 9” HD audio screen with TomTom navigation, interior mood lighting, stainless steel door finishes, rear view camera with 3D 360 monitoring system, Lane Change Collision Warning, Blind Spot Detection Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Warning, premium leather upholstery, heated and ventilated power seats, and ‘smart’ electronic tailgate.