Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

The Good-Value Rexton

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

The Good-Value Rexton

Article excerpt

Ssangyong is back with a new UK import company, the promise of scores of new dealers nationwide, and a new 4x4 to replace the Musso.

The company is selling just one model initially, called the Rexton, which uses the same drive trains as the Musso.

That vehicle was latterly sold in the UK with a Daewoo badge. Although the Rexton is new to Britain, it was first launched in Korea two years ago.

It is a five-door SUV that can seat up to seven people and comes with either a full-time or electronically selectable 4WD system and a choice of two Mercedes-Benz designed power units - a 2.9 litre turbo diesel or a 3.2 litre petrol. The turbo diesel engine produces 118 bhp at 4,000 rpm and 184 lb ft of torque at 2,400 rpm, and offers a choice of a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic gearbox. …

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