All three new 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.
The SsangYong Rexton 270 S is £19,995 – a £2,600 reduction on the lowest price of the previous model – yet it comes complete with ABS brakes, ESP with Active Rollover Protection (ARP), HDC, climate control and Kenwood audio system. The Rexton S uses manual transmission and torque on demand (TOD) four-wheel drive. Like other Rextons, it will happily tow up to 3.2 metric tons – enough for most caravanners, boat and horse owners.
The Rexton 270 S Auto comes with cruise control and the Mercedes T-Tronic transmission for only £1,500 more.
For luxury pulling power, the Rexton 270 SPR is outstanding value at £24,995. You name it and it’s probably got it, with only a rear roof spoiler and a Kenwood touch screen audio and navigation system as options.Published 13 February 2008