The 2019 Ssangyong Rexton has arrived in Cambodia. The vehicle towers over others in the full sized SUV bracket, boasting the largest wheel height in class.
Perhaps one of the reasons it has won a trio of awards from UK based 4X4 magazine, the UK’s only dedicated 4X4 and Pick-up magazine. The Rexton took home 4X4 of the year 2018, number one in the ‘Off-roader’ class, as well as number one for the ‘Best Value’ class.
The Rexton boasts a 2.2 Litre eXDi LET diesel engine but due to some great engineering Ssangyong has been able to harness the kind of power that we might see in a three litre engine.
Energy maximising technology and efficiency measures like Low End Torque (LET) give the Rexton an edge when it comes to assigning more power at lower Revolutions Per Minute. This gives the driver more control, at any speed, in any situation.
The Rexton also has extremely low engine noise and vibration, making the ride quiet and smooth. The Mercedes Benz 7-speed Auto Transmission enables ease of use and comfort, only adding to the quality of the ride on or off road.
The 2019 Rexton also utilises a Body on Frame chassis for maximum safety and stability. Monocoque chassis pales relative to Body on Frame as in off road situations the rigidity and structural integrity of the Body on Frame chassis enables better more responsive handling.
Safety is not forgotten in the Rexton. It has seven airbags, two in the front seats, two in rear seats, double curtain airbags and one driver’s knee airbag. A host of acronyms describe the various safety features that are standard on the Rexton, while they are perhaps tedious reading they are essential on the road and are impressive and life saving when in action.
Features such as Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), Active Rollover Protect (APR), Hill Descent Control (HDC) are just a few of the myriad in the Rexton but easily show why they are necessary. ABS is a great driver assist technology, preventing skidding and allowing for controlled stopping on dirt or tarmac.
Similarly HDC allows easy and controlled descent on rocky, gravelly, or concreted terrain while ARP can help control the vehicle and keep passengers safe by mitigating the potential of the vehicle rolling.
The interior of the Rexton belies it’s market position.
Even the door has the weight of a luxury priced vehicle. Inside the seven seats are positioned for space and comfort, the third row of the vehicle can fold down allowing for extra boot space. Keyless boot entry also allows that extra space to be easily accessed.
Quilted leather trims on the dashboard and door trims give a refined feel to the whole cabin. While the infotainment technology rounds out the luxuriously elegant, welcoming and comfortable interior of the Rexton.
Apple Carplay and Android Auto are both supported and the fact that all three rows have their own access to the air conditioning is a major plus for families on road trips.
The 2019 Rexton retails from Ssangyong for $59,500 for the 4Wheel Drive, or $55,500 for the 2Wheel Drive model, it also comes with a veritable mosaic of features not mentioned here.
Ssangyong has positioned the Rexton at a price point that really does represent great value for money given the size and finish of the vehicle. This is particularly true when comparing to other vehicles in the category.
To view the Rexton and take it for a test drive head to one of the Ssangyong Cambodia showrooms today.