New-generation SsangYong Rexton had its world debut at the Seoul Motor Show in March 2017. The SUV is all set to go on sale in the United Kingdom during this fall. The entry-level EX manual version of the vehicle costs £27,500 (around Rs 22.75 lakh), while the high-spec trim is priced at £37,500 (Rs 31.02 lakh). The UK-spec 2018 SsangYong Rexton carline is spread across five trim levels available in both manual and automatic gearbox options.
The base EX variant gets a 6-speed manual transmission and the mid-range ELX model can be brought either with a manual or an automatic gearbox. Interestingly, the high-spec Ultimate trim is exclusively offered with the Mercedes-Benz 7G-Tronic slushbox. The four-wheel drive system (4WD) is standard across the carline. The SUV has approach and departure angles of 20.5 and 22.2 degrees respectively. Read: SsangYong Tivoli-based Mahindra SUV In The Works
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The 2018 SsangYong Rexton derives its power from a 2.2-litre engine pushing out a maximum power of 178bhp (181PS) against 420Nm (310lb-ft) of torque. In other global markets, the SUV is made available with a 2.0-litre powertrain linked to a 6-speed automatic gearbox.
Feature-wise, the new SsangYong SUV receives automatic headlamps, 17-inch alloy wheels, windscreen wipers, power folding side mirrors, 8-inch infotainment system, manual air conditioning and front and rear parking sensors as standard fitments. There are two additional seats in the boot. The SUV also comes with lane departure warning, forward collision warning, traffic sign recognition, autonomous emergency braking and high beam assist. Check Out: SsangYong XAVL SUV – Pictures & Details
Goodies such as a TomTom navi with a 9.2-inch screen and Supervision instrument cluster with 7-inch LCD display, dual-zone air conditioning and 18-inch alloy wheels are offered on the ELX trim of the car. While the 7-seats layout comes as standard, the 5-seats configuration is optional. Other key features include Nappa leather upholstery, heated steering wheel, rear privacy glass, heated and powered front seats, electrochromatic rear view mirror, smart key and 9-airbags.
With the 5-seats standard layout, the range-topping Ultimate trim features HID headlamps, LED fog lights with cornering function, smart electronic tailgate and a pair of 20-inch alloy wheels. Inside, this trim gets quilted Nappa leather, 3D around-view monitoring, mood lighting, heated and ventilated memory power seats, rear cross traffic alert and blind-spot detection.
In India, the new-generation SsangYong Rexton might make its entry under the badge of Mahindra. Currently, the Pune-based carmaker is working on a Rexton-based 7-seater SUV. However, there is no official word on the India launch of the vehicle.