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Facelifted SsangYong Rexton goes on sale from £37,995

The range-topping SsangYong Rexton has been given a facelift for 2021 and is available to buy now in the UK. 

SsangYong’s flagship seven-seater SUV has received a hefty makeover with a new look grille, front bumper and rear bumper. Elsewhere, existing styling cues have been retained, such as the distinctive ‘hump’ over the rear wheel arch – a design shared with the smaller Tivoli SUV. 

SsangYong has decided to ditch both the six-speed manual and the Mercedes-sourced seven-speed automatic transmission that were offered in the pre-facelift model in favour of a new seven-speed auto from Hyundai. This is the only gearbox offered from launch, with no replacement for the old manual option. 

There’s also now only one engine available in the Rexton – a 2.2-litre turbocharged diesel. While it’s the same basic engine used in the pre-facelift model, power has risen from 182bhp to 199bhp and torque now stands at 441Nm. 0-62mph is dealt with in 11.9 seconds and the Rexton will achieve 32.9mpg on the WLTP combined cycle. 

The Rexton has a part-time four-wheel drive system. This means power is sent to the rear wheels during normal driving but if the front wheels should lose grip then the four-wheel drive system will be engaged. 

Facelifted SsangYong Rexton - rear
Facelifted SsangYong Rexton – rear
Facelifted SsangYong Rexton - front
Facelifted SsangYong Rexton – front
Facelifted SsangYong Rexton
Facelifted SsangYong Rexton
Facelifted SsangYong Rexton
Facelifted SsangYong Rexton
Facelifted SsangYong Rexton - rear
Facelifted SsangYong Rexton – rear
Facelifted SsangYong Rexton - boot
Facelifted SsangYong Rexton – boot
Facelifted SsangYong Rexton
Facelifted SsangYong Rexton
Facelifted SsangYong Rexton
Facelifted SsangYong Rexton
Facelifted SsangYong Rexton
Facelifted SsangYong Rexton
Facelifted SsangYong Rexton
Facelifted SsangYong Rexton
Facelifted SsangYong Rexton
Facelifted SsangYong Rexton
Facelifted SsangYong Rexton - interior
Facelifted SsangYong Rexton – interior

SsangYong has removed the entry-level ELX model from the Rexton lineup, replacing it with the new Ventura – which gets 18-inch diamond cut alloy wheels, dual zone climate control and a 12.3-inch digital console. There’s also an eight-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. 

Upgrade to the Ultimate trim level, starting from £40,665, and you’ll get a 9.2-inch HD screen with a Tom Tom sat-nav, a rear-view camera with 3D 360-degree monitoring and premium leather. Both versions are covered by SsangYong’s seven-year/150,000-mile warranty.

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