Rejuvenated 2016 Ssangyong Rexton not far off

The 2016 Ssangyong Rexton doesn’t look a great deal different however it does customize the Euro 6 engine boasting more energy and torque…

As Though THERE HAVEN’T BEEN enough new Sports utility vehicles introduced in 2015, the ton looks set to carry on unabated in 2016. To begin with the rank may be the new SsangYong Rexton, so far virtually a blip around the sales graph.

Once the rejuvenated Rexton first broke cover in Korea earlier around, Ssangyong Australia representative, Daniel Cotterill, told Practical Motoring the up-to-date Rexton wouldn’t arrive Here until 2016, although exact timing hadn’t been confirmed. We’ve requested an update since the automobile is happening-purchase within the United kingdom and Europe and can update this short article whenever we hear back.

The brand new Rexton doesn’t look very different, although a few of the particulars happen to be cleared up, however the large news is underneath the bonnet with a brand new 2.2-litre Euro 6 diesel that provides better energy, better gas mileage and reduced pollutants. Also new may be the 7-speed Mercedes-Benz-derived automatic transmission.

The brand new engine boosts energy to 131kW and 400Nm (up by 15 % and 11 percent correspondingly) with maximum torque developing from 1400rpm as much as 2800rpm. Pollutants are lower from 196g/km to 184 and fuel consumption has become 7.1L/100km.

The large SsangYong is made on the tough ladder chassis and claims a 3-tonne towing capacity (with this usual warning to consider this having a touch of suspicion and browse our articles about real towing capabilities). Reading through between your lines, we believe the low spec model will include a six-speed Mercedes-Benz auto transmission as the top-of-the-line can get the seven-speeder.

We’ve requested the neighborhood importer for clarification, and whether we will have several model. The EX auto and ELX get double wishbone and coil spring suspension in advance along with a five-link rigid rear axle with coil springs. The Rexton is among the only medium 4x4s with selectable high- and occasional-range.

In other marketplaces, the Rexton can be purchased with five or seven seats. Local delivery, specifications and prices are not yet been confirmed.