SSANGYONG REXTON NAMED 'BEST VALUE 4x4 2019' IN 4x4 MAGAZINE 4x4 OF THE YEAR AWARDS - AGAIN!16-01-2019
Hard on the heels of winning the ‘Best Value’ award for its Musso pick-up truck, SsangYong has collected yet another ‘best value’ award - this time for its Rexton 4x4 which has been named as the ‘Best Value’ off-roader for an unprecedented second year running in the ‘4x4 of the Year 2019’ Awards.
SsangYong Rexton named ‘Best Value 4x4’ for the second year running in the ‘4x4 of the Year 2019’ Awards
Said Nick Laird, managing director of SsangYong Motor UK: “Winning one ‘best value’ award is quite an achievement, but three? To say we are delighted is an understatement!
“For two new vehicles on the market to win such plaudits so soon after launch speaks volumes about the products. The SsangYong brand has always represented value which is expressed as low price, high levels of equipment, great build-quality and a market leading 7-year/150,000 mile warranty. SsangYong likes to think of itself as ‘Korea’s Land Rover’, and it’s tremendous to win such recognition from independent journalists who really know their subject!”
Commented Alan Kidd, editor of 4x4 magazine: “The SsangYong Rexton startled a lot of people this time last year by winning the overall title and being named 4x4 of the Year 2018. Its exceptional value for money was only one of the reasons for this - as we said at the time, its build quality, equipment and cabin design mean it would be a convincing proposition at a far higher price.
“That's why it also won the Best Value award last year - and why it retains that award for 2019. Not only is it cheap to buy, it now comes with a longer warranty than ever. To win back-to-back awards in a year when it gained some incredibly strong rivals shows just what a stunning deal the Rexton represents.”
Heralding major advances in style, quality, safety and technology for the brand, the all-new Rexton, SsangYong’s flagship SUV 4x4 was launched just over a year ago.
Impressing with its sheer presence and beautifully balanced exterior, Rexton is a large D/E-segment four-wheel drive offering a prestige cabin for passengers to travel in supreme comfort, while disguising its tough and rugged off-road capability.
Representing a huge step forward in every area - looks and style, interior ambience, structure and safety, performance and technology, this new car stays true to SsangYong’s core brand values with extremely competitive pricing from £28,995 on the road.
An authentic 4x4, the new car is powered by a 2.2 litre turbo Euro 6 diesel engine delivering maximum power of 181PS and maximum torque of 420Nm, with a 6-speed manual or 7-speed Mercedes-Benz automatic transmission, and features a 3.5 tonne towing capacity, the benchmark for those who tow large caravans & trailers.
Stylish inside and out, the new car has gracious looks, and with a contemporary interior that’s trimmed in quilted Nappa leather. Built using a modern and very strong body-on-frame construction, it is extremely safe and comes equipped with a comprehensive suite of electronic safety aids, and up to nine airbags.
With the latest in connectivity and technology, new Rexton features Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto, an HD 9.2” navigation screen and 3D ‘around-view’ monitoring.
This fourth generation Rexton draws on SsangYong’s heritage and deep experience of building 4x4 vehicles over 60 years, and as well as its highly competitive pricing and comprehensive list of standard equipment, features an industry leading 7-year/150,000mile warranty.
About the 4x4 Awards
For more than 25 years, 4x4 magazine's 4x4 of the Year awards have been the definitive barometer of the 4x4 market. They started at a time when every 4x4 was a traditional off-road workhorse and have developed into the modern era of SUVs and crossovers, growing with the market to represent a major ongoing assessment programme conducted by some of Britain's most experienced 4x4 specialists.
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NOTES TO EDITORS
Industry leading warranty from SsangYong
All SsangYong vehicles are covered by an industry leading 7-year 150,000 mile warranty.
Designed to be totally transparent and give customers complete peace of mind, this warranty covers all the major mechanical components including wheel bearings, suspension joints and bushes, steering joints, shock absorbers and even the audio system. Wearable components such as clutch discs and brake friction materials which could have their life reduced by poor driving are covered for one year or 12,500 miles, and the battery and paintwork for three years.
Made in Korea
SsangYong cars are manufactured in South Korea by SsangYong Motor, which is 73 per cent owned by the Indian engineering conglomerate Mahindra & Mahindra, and imported into the UK by SsangYong Motor UK. Established in 1954, SsangYong is Korea's oldest vehicle manufacturer and only 4x4 and SUV specialist producer. There are currently some 65 SsangYong dealers covering England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, with new locations being added to the network all the time.
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