FormaCar

SsangYong unveils the international Rexton

27-11-2020 14:00
The SsangYong Rexton is a body-on-frame SUV that went into a new generation in 2017, but never became particularly popular on the market. The South Korean company now unveils its “brand new” international version, which is technically a mid-gen refresh.

The SsangYong Rexton is a body-on-frame SUV that went into a new generation in 2017, but never became particularly popular on the market. The South Korean company now unveils its “brand new” international version, which is technically a mid-gen refresh.

Compared side-by-side with its predecessor, the 2021 Rexton model sports an octagonal radiator grille, a new front bumper with smaller anti-fog lights, and LED-based headlights. The taillights get different lamps inside, and the rear bumper is slightly redesigned as well. At 4,850 mm (15.91 feet) long and 1,920 mm (6.3 ft.) wide, the car is identical to the pre-facelift version in two dimensions while gaining 25 mm (1”) of extra height (now 1,825 mm / 6 ft.). The wheelbase spans 2,865 mm (9.4 ft.), and the clearance amounts to 224 mm (8.75”). Unlike the Korean spec with its 18-inch wheels, the worldwide model offers a choice of wheel sizes from 17 to 20 inches.

Inside, there are new door cards, a four-spoke steering wheel, a 12.3-inch digital dash cluster, a fixed-position gear joystick coming to replace the regular lever, and better overall trim materials. The infotainment system gets an update to support satellite navigation, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and a nine-inch touchscreen display that displays the video from the 360-degree cameras. The base trim includes a non-digital dash with a B&W screen and an eight-inch central display. Customers can opt for up to nine airbags. The Korea-spec Rexton always comes with five seats, while the global spec has an optional third row. Trunk size amounts to 784 liters (27.7 cubic feet), but increases to 1,977 liters (69.82 cu. ft.) with the second row folded down.

The 2.2-liter e-XDi turbo diesel remains in the range, but raises the output to 202 PS (200 hp / 150 kW) and 440 Nm (325 lb-ft) of torque. The old Mercedes 7G-tronic automatic makes way for a new eight-speed auto transmission. Select countries will receive the new Rexton with the old 2.0-liter gasoline turbo four-pot rated at 225 PS (222 hp / 165 kW) and 350 Nm (258 lb-ft) of torque, which can be paired with a six-speed manual or six-speed Aisin auto gearbox. Rear-wheel drive is standard for all specs, but AWD with its hard coupling on the front axle and reduction gear remains available. The power steering mechanism is now electric, rather than hydraulic.

Options include AEB, ACC, blind zone monitor, lane control and trailer assist. The diesel version can tow trailers weighing up to 3 metric tons (6,600 lbs).

The SsangYong Rexton hits the market in Europe next March.



Editor Andrew Raspopov
  • Comments
    | 0
  • Facebook
    |
  • VK
    | 0

Forma Car Recommends

Reviews 23-07-2021
SSC North America caused quite some ripples back in October 2020 when it claimed that its Tuatara hypercar set a new world speed record among production cars. Piloted by Oliver Webb, the vehicle allegedly reached 316.1 miles per hour (508.73 km/h). Okay, you may now want to forget about than one.
Novelties 22-07-2021
The R8 LMS racecar that came out six years ago has now received its second mid-life refresh. The first one was in 2018, and you can look at it in the attached video.
Car Tuning 14-07-2021
Given the global trend towards complete electrification, one cannot help wondering: are electric off-roaders truly viable? CarWOW host Matt Watson decided to find out.
Novelties 14-07-2021
South Korean automaker Kia has rolled out the restyled third-gen Ceed range, landing it with mostly cosmetic upgrades and some useful new driving aids.
Novelties 08-07-2021
The Lambo Aventador has lingered in production for over a decade now, but the special edition named LP 780-4 Ultimae will be its swan song. Let’s hear it!
Novelties 07-07-2021
Bentley has announced a plug-in hybrid variant of its Flying Spur sedan, powered by the same 2.9-liter turbocharged V6 as the Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid and the Bentley Bentayga Hybrid (although the latter version has three liters of displacement).
Novelties 07-07-2021
The new BMW 2 Series Coupe has arrived, and the manufacturer calls it an ideological successor to the original BMW 02 from over half a century ago.
Car Tuning 05-07-2021
German tuning house Novitec only puts the N-Largo badge on its most exclusive and expensive creations, and the new Ferrari F8 Tributo edition limited to 15 units decidedly makes the cut.
Novelties 22-06-2021
Dacia has officially introduced the 2022 Duster model sold in some countries under the Renault brand. Aside from Sandero-like styling, it boasts a revised range of features.
Novelties 10-06-2021
The long-awaited next generation of Toyota’s iconic Land Cruiser has finally arrived. Here’s what you need to know about it.
Auto Show 10-06-2021
The traditional Motor Valley festival in Modena, Italy had to go online for 2020 due to the pandemic, but this year will see it combine the best of both worlds: all events will be available to visit at the site and to watch online.
Novelties 09-06-2021
Following the appearance of the refreshed BMW X3 on Chinese patent pics around a month ago and an official teaser posted shortly after that, the Bavarian automaker has finally unveiled the new X3 and X4 together with their M counterparts.
Car Tuning 05-06-2021
As you probably know, the Jeep Wrangler had been strictly a two-door car until 2007 (watch the video for a 2006MY example). One of the owners wanted more doors and seats, so he went ahead and added them, tuning the SUV into a stretch limo of sorts.
Novelties 02-06-2021
After a few years of teasing us with its C_Two hypercar prototype, Rimac has finally revealed the production-ready car, which will be known as the Nevera.
Car Tuning 27-05-2021
We are all used to reading about test stand explosions thanks to SpaceX providing the material over the past months, but today’s story has a Dodge Ram pickup stealing the spotlight.