SsangYong’s latest range of Kyron, Rexton and Rodius cars are now approved for sale under the Motability Scheme, bringing them within reach of thousands of people who use the scheme to obtain their new cars.
Paul Williams, managing director of SsangYong distributor Koelliker UK, said: “SsangYong has been approved on the scheme before but it really wasn’t given the focus it deserved. Our cars – particularly the Rodius – are potentially very attractive to Motability Scheme buyers, and our new pricing means that sensible deposit levels can be offered.
“Motability accounts for a significant slice of the total car market and our dealers want to support what is a worthwhile and very successful scheme.”
All SsangYong passenger cars are available through Motability, with the Kyron and Rodius ranges starting at £14,995 and the Rexton at £19,995, with equipment levels that make you wonder if anything has been left out.
The Kyron is powered either by the technically advanced common rail 2.0 turbo diesel engine with 141 PS and 310 Nm of torque, or the newest SsangYong 2.7 litre, turbocharged common rail diesel. This gives 165 PS and a thumping 340 Nm of torque. Mercedes T-Tronic auto transmission is available and the Kyron comes with two or four-wheel drive. Manual transmission Kyrons have the lowest CO2 levels in the class at 191 g/km.
All three SsangYong Rexton models have all-wheel drive and the 2.7 litre common rail turbo diesel engine for big towing capacity and off-road capability. The Rexton squares up against the Mitsubishi Shogun, Land Rover Discovery and Jeep Cherokee and whichever way you look at it, offers great value and performance with huge advantages over the competition.
For serious people carrying capacity, SsangYong’s Rodius models come in 2wd and all-wheel drive – all with the 2.7 litre turbo diesel - and with automatic transmission as an option. A full seven-seater with ample luggage capacity, the Rodius is immensely practical with unrivalled space for the money. The three rear seats can also be removed to create an even greater space.
Motability is a registered charity that enables disabled people to use their government-funded mobility allowances to obtain a new car. Today, the scheme purchases over 5 per cent of all new cars, powered wheel chairs and scooters sold in the UK.Published 26 August 2008