Ssangyong's Rexton facelift to bring more power, more smarts

By DPA | 9 June 2021

FRANKFURT: Four years after its launch, the Rexton is getting an update and South Korean manufacturer Ssangyong is now selling its flagship with a more powerful diesel engine, a new automatic transmission and more assistance systems.

To make sure that everyone recognises the changes right away, the SUV has a new, shiny chrome front end and more finesse in the cockpit. Prices, however, are going up a little and now start at €42,990  (RM216,000) in Europe, the manufacturer says.

The 4.85-metre SUV, which is available with a choice of five or seven seats, is powered by a 2.2-litre diesel, which the maker says has 10 per cent more power with 202hp.

Coupled as standard with a new eight-speed automatic and an all-wheel drive option, the Rexton can reach up to 185kph and, according to Ssangyong, achieves a standard consumption of 8.2 litres/100km.

There's also a modernised cockpit with the option of digital instruments and an expanded range of assistance systems. The Rexton now automatically keeps its distance from other cars and stays in lane.

It can also recognise traffic signs, warn of dangers in your blind spot and will show you your car from different perspectives when manoeuvring.