SSANGYONG LAUNCHES REXTON W CSX - A COMMERCIAL VERSION OF THE SERIOUS OFF-ROADER AND A PRAGMATIC BUSINESS DECISION08-01-2015
SsangYong is gaining a solid reputation for producing strong, comprehensively equipped and extremely well priced vehicles, and its new Rexton W CSX brings a robust and purposeful contender to the light commercial vehicle sector.
Noted for being a highly competent off-roader, Rexton W is the third iteration of the Rexton, a car that has won customers and admiration around the world. Building on this pedigree, the new car uses a body on frame construction for maximum strength, double wishbone and coil spring suspension to the front, and a five link rigid axle with coil springs at the rear.
Commented Paul Williams, CEO of SsangYong Motor UK: “With prices starting from only £18,495 (ex VAT), the new Rexton W CSX has an almost unrivalled position in the LCV sector.
“Built on a ladder chassis, Rexton W is a serious off-roader yet with all the equipment and creature comforts you would expect to find in a SsangYong and at such an amazing price point. Not only do you get a lot of vehicle for the money but also the reassurance of an industry-leading 5 year limitless mileage warranty for complete peace of mind.”
The Rexton W CSX is powered by SsangYong’s own 2.0 litre turbo charged e-XDi200 diesel engine offering a level of performance and NVH (noise, vibration and harshness) control that has already been tested, proven and praised in the marketplace.
This Euro 5 engine delivers maximum power of 155PS/4,000rpm and maximum torque of 360Nm/1,500-3,000rpm, and is designed to provide low end torque whatever the conditions. The CSX has a 6-speed manual transmission, and when going off road, the driver can select low range which also splits the torque equally between front and rear axles to provide all round traction, and ensure optimum grip across the most challenging terrain.
With its 3 tonne towing capability, the new Rexton W CSX will also make light work of hauling a work trailer, full-size caravan, double horsebox or boat trailer.
At the work end there’s a completely flat load area accessed via a high lifting tailgate and two side doors, and packing a useful 2.2cu metre load volume. There’s a load deck length of 1,700cm, and 107cm between the wheel arches. It also carries a very practical 615kg, and willingly pulls a 3 tonne trailer.
Meanwhile, the cabin has been given a refreshed new look. Aluminium-effect and chrome finishes along with soft-touch materials result in a modern and comfortable environment, yet one that will prove extremely practical in everyday use.
The comprehensive level of standard equipment also includes cruise control, air conditioning, electrically operated & heated door mirrors, leather covered steering wheel and gear knob, and CD & RDS radio with iPod and Bluetooth connectivity.
The Rexton W CSX features a comprehensive package of active safety features including Electronic Stability Program (ESP), Active Rollover Protection (ARP), ABS with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) and Hill Descent Control (HDC), and there are dual front and side air bags.
Designed to appeal as both a work day and weekend leisure vehicle, the new Rexton W blends the multi-role flexibility of a great off-road workhorse with a high level of comfort and standard equipment.
Rexton W CSX prices
The Rexton W CSX is priced from £18,495 ex VAT.
5 year limitless mileage warranty
As with all models in the SsangYong range, the new Rexton W CSX is covered by a best in class 5 year limitless mileage warranty.
Designed to be totally transparent and give customers complete peace of mind, ‘limitless’ means just that: not a maximum mileage condition that some brands impose in their small print.
All the major mechanical components are covered 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 12,000 miles, and the battery and paintwork for three years.
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 it is Korea's oldest vehicle manufacturer and only 4x4 and SUV specialist producer.
There are currently some 60 SsangYong dealers covering England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, with new locations being added to the network all the time.
- Korando CS & CSX - 2 & 4 wheel drive, from £12,995 ex VAT
- Korando Sports pick-up - 4 wheel drive, from £15,042 ex VAT
- Rexton W CSX - 4 wheel drive, from £18,495 ex VAT
Further information is available from: www.ssangyonggb.co.uk