3 November 2008
 

SsangYong Rexton

SsangYong Rexton R-Line now available

3 November 2008 | The customised version of the Rexton, shown on the SsangYong stand at this year's British International Motor Show, is now an additional model in the SsangYong range, priced at £29,995 on-the-road. The SsangYong Rexton R-Line was so enthusiastically received by visitors to the SsangYong motor show stand, that distributors Koelliker UK, had no hesitation in adding it to the range.

Differing only in detail from the show car, the Rexton R-Line is the work of designer Afzal Kahn, who has carved an international reputation for applying old-world craftsmanship and the finest materials to turn standard cars into bespoke works of art.

SsangYong Rexton

Built at Project Kahn's Bradford facility, the Rexton R-Line is based on the Rexton 270 SPR. But the R-Line takes this several stages further with added luxury and design flair.

Inside, a high quality black nappa leather and soft Alcantara interior with red stitching cossets the Rexton's occupants. Seats, door panels and centre console have been specially upholstered to add a tactile quality to the driving experience.

SsangYong Rexton

On the road, the R-Line has considerable presence with black paintwork combining with the lowered suspension and special 22 inch alloys. Performance and handling are improved with a Kahn Design sports exhaust and a lower centre of gravity from the sports suspension springs.

In standard form, the Rexton 270 SPR has climate control, electronic stability programme (ESP) with active rollover protection (ARP), hill descent control (HDC), ABS, parking sensors, cruise control, auto lights and wipers, side airbags, electric folding door mirrors and heated seats. Leather upholstery is standard, but the Kahn R-Line is further upgraded. The only thing the R-Line doesn't have as standard is an audio system, simply because customers are likely to want to specify their own choice of premium sound system.

SsangYong Rexton

The Rexton uses a more powerful version of the SsangYong 2.7 five cylinder turbo diesel engine producing 186 PS and a thundering 402 Nm torque at 2,400rpm. Transmission is a Mercedes T-Tronic automatic with gear lever and steering wheel shift buttons, and with permanent all-wheel drive. Suspension is independent all round. A rear spoiler and Kenwood touch-screen navigation system are the only options, but if a customer prefers a different exterior paint and interior leather colour combination, anything's possible.

Like all SsangYongs, the Rexton R-Line has a three year/60,000 mile warranty and three years' European roadside assistance cover.