SSANGYONG REXTON SCORES A HATRICK AS IT’S NAMED ‘BEST VALUE 4X4 2020’ IN 4X4 MAGAZINES AWARDS FOR THIRD YEAR IN A ROW13-01-2020
Hard on the heels of winning the ‘Best Value’ award for its Musso pick-up truck for the second consecutive year, 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 third year running in the ‘4x4 of the Year 2020’ Awards.
Nick Laird, managing director of SsangYong Motor UK, said: “Winning one ‘best value’ award is quite an achievement, but three times in a row is testament to how fantastic Rexton is - to say we are delighted is an understatement! Musso and Rexton continue to win awards so it speaks volumes about the newly aligned SsangYong product range. The SsangYong brand has always represented value, which is expressed as low price, high levels of equipment, great build-quality and a 7-year/150,000-mile warranty. It’s amazing once again to win such recognition from independent journalists who really know their subject!”
Commented Alan Kidd, editor of 4x4 magazine: “No, we haven’t forgotten to update our winner from last year’s awards…is what we said last year. Yes, it’s three years in a row for the Rexton. SsangYong’s big wagon is more than just cheap, it’s a fine all-rounder with an exceptional interior and strong abilities both on and off road. It’s a practical work truck and remarkably convincing luxury vehicle, and as well as a low price, it comes with a 7-year/ 150,000-mile warranty. It was, and is, an astonishing amount of 4x4 for your money.”
Heralding major advances in style, quality, safety and technology for the brand, the Rexton, SsangYong’s flagship SUV 4x4 was launched in 2017. 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.
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. 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 a 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.