Korean auto maker SsangYong announced a new version of their Rexton SUV for the British market. It’s called the SsangYong Rexton W, and they say if offers what those high-end European 7-seat off-roaders offer at a fraction of the cost.
They do have a point there, because we don’t know of any other 7-sear SUV that starts from only £21,995. That said, when you review the car’s specs, you can clearly see how they manage to offer it at such low price.
SsangYong Rexton W comes with only one engine, the firm’s own 2.0 litre turbo charged e-XDi200 diesel engine with 155 PS and 360 Nm of torque. That doesn’t seem to be enough to move the bulk of this large family bus around with ease. It is, however, equipped with low range gears for light off-roading, and has a 3 tonne towing capability.
This version of the Rexton also comes with aluminium-effect and chrome finishes along with soft-touch materials for the cabin to mimic a sense of quality. The standard kit includes 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.
Rexton W range prices
|Rexton W||2.0 SX||2.0 EX||2.0 EX|
|Net retail price||17,888||19,971||21,100|
|VAT @ 20%||3,577||3,994||4,220|
|First registration fee||55||55||55|
|Road fund licence – year one||475||475||620|
|On the road price||£21,995||£24,495||£25,995|