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Yong at Heart

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Stylish, spacious and unbelievable value, check out the Rexton before it’s too late.

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Now here’s a car you might want to snap up before its gone – it’s the BFG of motors, the SsangYong Rexton.

This big boy has been around for a while and, having just driven it for the first time, I am very impressed.

It is the kind of kind of car made for country living – four-wheel drive, masses of space in the rear seat and boot and piles of power under the bonnet. It is also very good-looking.

The puzzling thing is why the Rexton has not found its way on bigger numbers on to our roads because it ticks all the boxes and has recently raised its towing weight to 3000kg.

Indeed, it strikes me that this is the very car we could have done with some years ago when we had several horses we used to cart about. 

With no great difficulty, we managed to ruin a couple of family saloons. They do not stand up well to being dragged out of a wet and boggy field with a trailer hanging off the back.

Yong at Heart

But having said that, you look at the Rexton and ask yourself, ‘What more could your local farmer want?’

It is even quite elegant inside. I loved the two-tone leather seats and both the front and rear seats are heated.

My version, the 2.2litre diesel ELX, also comes with sat nav as standard, an electrically operated sunroof, 18in diamond-cut alloys, hill descent control, and cruise control. 

It is also adorned with all manner of power outlets in handy places such as the front passenger seat.

From the outside, it looks the ticket too, with privacy glass to the rear, roof rails and a running board.

SsangYong claim, with some accuracy, that their forte is the four-wheel drive and in the Rexton they have got it just right.

It has great acceleration, drives well, gives you that raised seating position – and then there’s the price.

The price is what will have you at the word go. It starts from just £22,995 to £28,995 with all those features I’ve just mentioned as standard – and add to that an automatic gearbox.

 

 

 

My colleague with whom I was driving was astounded. “This is fantastic value for money,” he crowed. “Why would you not want this car?”

SsangYong are on a bit of a roll at the moment. They launched the Tivoli last year and have just unveiled the XLV – he bigger version of it. The Tiv has been a flyaway success which has them champing at the bit for their next one – the new Rexton next year.

I am looking forward to seeing it too, although I think I will rather regret the passing of this generation.

The Rexton is vastly underrated and is impressive on the road. If you’re looking for something for the country pile, look no further- you’ve found it. 

Click here to download a brochure of one of our current models.

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