BrotherNew Rexton with many upgrades in design and transmission, launched when SsangYong is in the period of default.
Korea’s fourth largest automaker unveiled an upgraded version of its flagship SUV, the Rexton 2021, for the UK market. The car is developed on a “body on frame” platform, with a 7-seat configuration.
SsangYong Rexton has just become more masculine, with a more muscular shape than its predecessor. The car is equipped with a new steering wheel, quite similar to the British brand model, MG Hector. LED headlamps with 4 LED bulbs, the rear of the car is also redesigned with a square shape.
The standard $ 52,700 Ventura version features an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment screen, compatible with Apple CarPlay / Android Auto. Leather steering wheel, electric front seats, heated, perforated ventilation. Safety system has 9 airbags, reverse camera, emergency brake assist, safe distance warning, lane change warning, speed limit, cruise control.
The Rexton Ultimate version costs $ 56,500, in addition to equipment such as the Ventura version, with additional lane departure warning, blind spot warning, cross vehicle warning, 360-degree camera. The interior has additional decorative lights, leather seats. External LED fog lights.
The 2.2-liter diesel engine on the car remains the same as its predecessor, but the capacity increases from 178 hp to 199 hp, torque from 420 to 441 Nm. 8-speed gearbox, 4-wheel drive.
In 2017, the distributor SsangYong planned to bring Rexton to Vietnam but then, for various reasons, the plan was put on hold. In late 2020, the company filed for bankruptcy protection because it could not pay off the $ 54.4 million loan. Of which, about $ 27 million went to Bank of America, $ 18 million from JPMorgan Chase & Co, and $ 9 million from BNP Paribas. Mahindra Indian group currently holds a 74.65% stake in SsangYong.