2018 SsangYong Rexton UK specs and prices

Ahead of deliveries starting in October, SsangYong has confirmed specifications and prices for the fourth-generation Rexton.

Despite being all new, this D/E-segment SUV retains a separate body that's mounted on a 'Quad-Frame' chassis. Such a construction method – which might seem rather old-fashioned – does have some advantages. Indeed, SsangYong reckons the result is a stronger vehicle, plus other variants can be produced more easily (a pick-up is already confirmed for next year).

SsangYong Rexton (2018) Front Side 2

UK buyers of the five-door Rexton will be able to choose from three different trim grades.

The entry-level EX has keyless entry, seven seats, cloth upholstery, woodgrain cabin embellishments and manual air conditioning. Its infotainment system (Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compliant, incidentally) features an 8” screen, a rear-view camera, Bluetooth and a DAB radio.

Also appearing on the standard equipment list are numerous driver assistance devices. These include front and rear parking sensors, high beam assist, lane departure warning, lane change assist, traffic sign recognition, forward collision warning and autonomous emergency braking.

SsangYong Rexton (2018) Dashboard

Moving up to the ELX (available in either five- or seven-seat configurations) adds leather upholstery, power-adjustable front seats and automatic dual-zone air conditioning.

For extra comfort, the steering wheel and all the seats are heated. Rear privacy glass, 18” diamond-cut alloy wheels, speed-sensitive power steering and TomTom satellite navigation with a 9.2” HD screen are fitted too.

SsangYong Rexton (2018) Side

Completing the line-up is the five-seat Ultimate. Recognisable by a set of bright-finish 20” alloy wheels, the range-topping Rexton gains high-intensity discharge headlights, a powered tailgate, blind spot detection, rear cross traffic alert and 3D around-view monitoring.

LED mood lighting, quilted Nappa leather and ventilated front seats enhance the interior ambience, while memory settings and an easy access mode for the driver's seat improve convenience.

SsangYong Rexton (2018) Interior 2

Every Rexton is powered by a 2.2 litre, four-cylinder, turbocharged e-XDi 220 diesel engine that produces 178 bhp (133 kW / 181 PS) and up to 420 Nm (310 lb/ft) of peak torque.

Six-speed manual and seven-speed automatic transmissions are being offered. Curiously, the former is paired with five-link rear suspension, but the latter gets a ten-link set-up. Both gearbox options come with part-time four-wheel drive, hill start assist and hill descent control.

SsangYong Rexton (2018) Rear Side

Compared to most premium rivals, purchasing a Rexton is going to involve a considerably lower initial outlay. Potentially higher depreciation rates could significantly affect overall ownership costs, though.

2018 SsangYong Rexton - UK on-the-road prices
Trim grade Manual Automatic
EX £27,500 £29,500
ELX £32,000 £34,000
Ultimate N/A £37,500

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