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SsangYong Rexton Review

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SsangYong Rexton Review (2005)

You may remember that Daewoo took over the Korean company SsangYong and then re-branded their 4x4 offerings as the Daewoo Korando and Musso.

12 February 2005 Melanie Carter

You may remember that Daewoo took over the Korean company SsangYong and then re-branded their 4x4 offerings as the Daewoo Korando and Musso. After a brief absence from the UK SsangYong, have released the Rexton which heralds the return of the brand with an all new 4x4 for customers looking for a stylish, and practical off-road vehicle. The Rexton was launched in South Korea in 2001, and came to the UK in 2003.

The Rexton is a five door SUV which is equally as happy cruising urban streets and motorways as it is mud-plugging as a work-horse or leisure vehicle. It can seat up to seven people, and has an electronic selectable 4WD system (full-time only on the petrol model).

The Rexton is available with a choice of three engines a 2.7 litre diesel, a 2.9 litre diesel and 3.2 litre petrol engine.

We tested the SsangYong Rexton 2.7 SX 5-Speed T-Tronic to see if it could live up to SsangYong's claims that it is 'the intelligent alternative'.

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SsangYong Rexton Road Test Data
Model ReviewedSsangYong Rexton 2.7 SX
  
Body Type4x4
ColourSilver Metallic
  
Performance (manufacturers data) 
  
0 - 62 mph13.2 Seconds
Top Speed 106 mph
  
Transmission5-Speed Automatic Transmission
  
Fuel TypeDiesel
  
CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures) g/km
  
Economy (NEDC Figures) 
  
Urban23.9 mpg
Extra Urban35.3 mpg
Combined30 mpg
  
Insurance Group12
Euro NCAP RatingTBA
Warranty3-year/60,000 mile manufacturer warranty
3-year unlimited mile surface paint warranty
6-year anti corrosion warranty
Price (when tested on the 12/02/05)£ 23,999

The information contained within this SsangYong Rexton review may have changed since publication on the 12 February 2005. The actual model road tested may feature options and functionality specific to that model, which may not be available as on option or be fitted to other models in the range. Options may not be available on UK specification cars. You may wish to check with your local SsangYong dealer, before making a purchasing decision. E.&.O.E. You may NOT reproduce this car review in full or part, in any format without our written permission. carpages.co.uk © 2015