Date: January 2014

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

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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.

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.

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Further information is available from: www.ssangyonggb.co.uk

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Technical specification  
Rexton 2.0 SX Rexton 2.0 EX Rexton 2.0 EX (Auto)
Engine and drivetrain  
Drivetrain Selectable 4x4 with low ratio Selectable 4x4 with low ratio Selectable 4x4 with low ratio
Engine capacity (cc) 1998 1998 1998
Engine configuration 4 cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Emission standard Euro V Euro V Euro V
Transmission 6 speed manual 6 speed manual 5 speed Mercedes-Benz T-Tronic automatic
Fuel Diesel Diesel Diesel
Exhaust system Catalyst & particulate filter Catalyst & particulate filter Catalyst & particulate filter
Performance  
Top speed (mph) 108 108 109
Maximum power (PS/rpm) 155/4000 155/4000 155/4000
Maximum torque (Nm/rpm) 360/1500-3000 360/1500-3000 360/1500-3000
Max unbraked trailer load (kg) 750 750 750
Max braked trailer load (kg) 3000 3000 3000
Towbar max load (kg) 128 128 128
Dimensions  
Length (mm) 4755 4755 4755
Width (mm) 1900 1900 1900
Height (mm) 1840 1840 1840
Wheelbase (mm) 2820 2820 2820
Track (mm) Front 1550 1550 1550
Rear 1540 1540 1540
Min Turning radius (m) 5.7 5.7 5.7
Kerb weight (kg) 2095 2095 2128
Gross vehicle weight (kg) 2710 2710 2710
Approach angle - degree 28 28 28
Departure angle - degree 25.5 25.5 25.5
Ramp angle - degree 22.5 22.5 22.5
Luggage space (litres) 248/2488 248/2488 248/2488
Fuel tank capacity (litres) 80 80 80
Running gear  
Tyres      
Steering

Power assisted rack
& pinion

Power assisted rack & pinion

Power assisted rack
& pinion

Suspension (front/rear)

Double wishbone with coil spring / Rigid axle 5 link coil spring

Double wishbone with coil spring / Rigid axle 5 link coil spring

Double wishbone with coil spring / Rigid axle 5 link coil spring

Brakes (front/rear) Vented disc/Solid disc Vented disc/Solid disc Vented disc/Solid disc
Economy and emissions  
Fuel consumption: urban mpg (l/100km) 30.0 (9.4) 30.0 (9.4) 28.4 (9.9)
Fuel consumption: extra urban mpg (l/100km) 44.8 (6.3) 44.8 (6.3) 42.2 (6.7)
Fuel consumption: combined mpg (l/100km) 38.2 (7.4) 38.2 (7.4) 36.2 (7.8)
CO2 emissions (g/km) 196 196 206
Insurance TBA TBA TBA

Subject to confirmation

Equipment P= Standard     o= Optional     x = Not available
Rexton 2.0 SX Rexton 2.0 EX Rexton 2.0 EX (Auto)
Comfort  
Electrically adjustable driver’s seat x P P
Driver’s seat position memory x P P
7 seats P P P
5 seats o o o
Deluxe fabric seats P x x
Leather seats x P P
Heated front seats x P P
Adjustable front seat headrests P P P
Leather steering wheel & gear knob P P P
Convenience  
Height adjustable steering wheel P P P
Remote keyless entry system P P P
Electric windows (front & rear) P P P
Solar controlled glass x P P
Privacy glass: rear door, quarter & tailgate x P P
Cruise control P P P
Headlight levelling system P P P
Electrically operated & heated door mirrors P P P
Heated lower front windscreen P P P
60/40 split middle row seats P P P
12V DC power outlets (x2) P P P
Front & rear parking sensors o P P
Climate & heating  
Automatic air conditioning to front & rear P P P
In car entertainment  
CD & RDS radio with iPod & Bluetooth connectivity P P P
Steering wheel audio controls P P P
Six speakers P P P
Kenwood DAB MP3/CD & radio iPod connectivity o o o
Kenwood Touch-screen Sat Nav, DAB MP3 CD/DVD with iPod & Bluetooth connectivity o o o
Safety and Security  
Dual front airbags P P P
Side airbags P P P
Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) with Active Rollover Protection (ARP) P P P
ABS with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) P P P
Hill Descent Control (HDC) P P P
Speed sensing door locks P P P
Front & rear fog lights P P P
Thatcham Category 1 alarm & immobiliser P P P
Exterior  
16” alloy wheels P x x
18” alloy wheels x P P
Roof rails P P P
Side steps x P P

Subject to confirmation