7 April 2014

SssangYong launches Rexton W

Korean car brand SsangYong has today launched its Rexton W flagship 4x4 in Ireland with prices starting at €34,119 including VAT, writes Trish Whelan.

Three versions are offered - a passenger 7-seater, commercial, and a 5-seater utility commercial.

Rexton W is powered by SsangYong's own 2.0 turbo charged diesel engine offering a level of performance and NVH (noise, vibration and harshness) control.

Buyers can choose between a 6-speed manual transmission or a 5-speed automatic. When going off-road, the driver can select low range which also splits the torque equally between front and rear axels to provide all round traction and ensure optimum grip across challenging terrain. With its 2.6 tonne towing capability, the new Rexton W will make light work of hauling a full-size caravan, double horsebox, boat or work trailer.

Inside, the cabin has been given a refreshed new look with soft touch materials resulting in a modern and comfy environment. It will also prove practical in everyday use.

Standard equipment includes heated front and rear seats, cruise control, air conditioning, electrically operated and heated folding door mirrors, CD & RDS radio with USB and Bluetooth connectivity. Seats come in leatherette as standard, or you can have full leather as an optional extra.

Customers can choose from five exterior colours, Carbonic Grey, Space Black, Silent Silver, Grand White or Royal Brown.

The commercial automatic is priced from €36,769.

The launch took place at SsangYong dealership Bill Cullen Premier Cars in Dublin, one of the brand's 13 dealers nationwide. Pictured with Bill Cullen are Eoin Mulvihill, SsangYong Ireland; Jackie Lavin, Bill Cullen Premier Cars; and John Keogh, SsangYong Ireland.