SsangYong is specialized in the production of off-road vehicles for ages. After the reincarnation about ten years ago, it still produces Rexton, the vehicle the returned the company on the automotive map. However, we shouldn’t forget the participation of Mercedes in the whole story, who gave some technology, such as transmission, to Korean carmaker. This one will be part of the new 2018 SsangYong Rexton crossover.
This all-terrain vehicle comes with a brave and unusual design. It won’t leave fans indifferent. The headlights are definitely the most notable part. Also, the design of other parts is making the 2018 Rexton unique and stylish. Besides this, the SsangYong will try to reach more buyers with an attractive price.
2018 SsangYong Rexton Engine Specs
Under the hood of the 2018 SsangYong Rexton is a 2.2-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine. This unit is keeping a power at the same level for a while. The crossover can develop 180 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque. It is important to say that the company improved automatic seven-speed transmission. Smoother transmissions are the result of the revisit. Acceleration to 60 mph is around 11.5 seconds. Top speed is 115 mph.
We can say a Rexton is going to be a solid cruiser for long journeys. However, tuning of the suspension is not making it too comfortable on bumpy roads. So, the SUV is rather a vehicle for urban areas than for off-road adventures.
2018 SsangYong Rexton Redesign
Generally speaking, 2018 SsangYong Rexton design and construction is pretty nice. However, to meet the ambitions buyers in the SUV class, it takes much more than an appealing bodywork.
Inside, this crossover will have a lot of equipment. Automatic air conditioning and quiet cabin are boosting to overall comfort. But, the Rexton is not in the top of the class here. Various safety systems will have an extra driver and front passenger airbags, as well as side ones. It seems that with a rich package of equipment, SsangYong wanted to create the impression of luxury in the lack of identity of this vehicle. However, we must admit that the vehicle is pretty spacious inside.
Previous editions of 2018 SsangYong Rexton hasn’t left too strong or too good impression on experts and drivers. Many would say that for the next time will choose some popular and proven brand instead of SsangYong. Rough ride is not what everyone expected. All in all, the SUV is a typical product that will your neighbors envy and think you have something more valuable than it really is. Nevertheless, the SsangYong Rexton is a relatively good car. Yet, a solid imitation of quality, without proper pedigree is not a Mercedes-Benz ML or Jeep Grand Cherokee.
2018 SsangYong Rexton Price
As a sort of copy of more luxurious crossovers, we found the price of 2018 SsangYong Rexton pretty affordable. However, if we compare what we get for $38,000, we are sure we can find many other better vehicles in other classes. So, the Rexton will have to make some improvements if it wants to lure more buyers. The engine from Mercedes-Benz is not enough, dough.