SsangYong Rexton W facelift revealed

The UK’s cheapest seven-seat 4x4 gets a range of updates without a price hike

The updated SsangYong Rexton will go on sale later this year, with a fresh new look and a number of changes to the interior. But with prices starting from £21,995 for the entry-level SX model, it’s still the cheapest seven-seat 4x4 available in the UK.

The SsangYong Rexton W (as it is now known) looks a lot more modern on the outside thanks to new headlights, plus a new grille and front bumper. It looks a little more up-market on the inside, too, thanks to aluminium-effect and chrome highlights, and the use of more soft-touch materials.

However, the Rexton W is still based on the first-generation Mercedes M-Class, and continues to use the same 153bhp 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel engine that was in the previous model. It’s got plenty of power, and has a three-tonne towing capability as a result. It comes with a choice of a six-speed manual gearbox or a Mercedes-built five-speed automatic.

All models come with seven seats as standard, plus cruise control, air-conditioning, electrically operated and heated mirrors, leather steering wheel, iPod compatibility and Bluetooth connectivity. Higher specification EX models cost from £24,495 and add privacy glass, a sunroof, rear parking sensors and leather upholstery. All models also come with a five-year unlimited mileage warranty.

In terms of size, the SsangYong Rexton W could be considered a rival to the likes of the Kia Sorento and Land Rover Discovery 4. But it has nowhere near the same badge appeal, number of dealers or reputation.

Still, the Rexton W’s price is so low that it could be an attractive choice for people who usually buy a second-hand 4x4 but would like the assurance of spending their money on a new car with a five-year warranty.

For the full SsangYong rznge, visit the CarBuyer SsangYong reviews page.

Recommended

New SsangYong J100 is a tough electric SUV
SsangYong J100 SUV
SsangYong
16 Jun 2021

New SsangYong J100 is a tough electric SUV

New electric SsangYong Korando e-Motion revealed
2021 SsangYong Korando e-Motion
SsangYong
15 Jun 2021

New electric SsangYong Korando e-Motion revealed

New SsangYong Rexton SUV launched
2021 SsangYong Rexton
SsangYong Rexton
10 Mar 2021

New SsangYong Rexton SUV launched

Most Popular

New 2022 Toyota RAV4 Adventure revealed
Toyota RAV4 Adventure
Toyota RAV4
14 Sep 2021

New 2022 Toyota RAV4 Adventure revealed

Best new car deals 2021
Hyundai Tucson SUV front 3/4 tracking
Deals
10 Sep 2021

Best new car deals 2021

MINI Countryman Plug-in Hybrid SUV review
MINI Countryman Plug-in Hybrid
MINI Countryman hybrid
27 Aug 2021

MINI Countryman Plug-in Hybrid SUV review

Tips & advice

View All
Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide
Car dashboard symbols and meanings
Tips and advice
10 Aug 2021

Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide

Electric car charging stations: a complete guide
Electric car charging station
Tips and advice
3 Jun 2021

Electric car charging stations: a complete guide

PCP vs HP – which type of car finance is right for you?
PCP vs HP
Tips and advice
15 Jun 2021

PCP vs HP – which type of car finance is right for you?

Average speed cameras: how do they work?
Average speed cameras: how do they work?
Tips and advice
23 Jul 2021

Average speed cameras: how do they work?

Best cars

View All
Top 10 best car interiors 2021
Peugeot 208 hatchback
Best cars
25 Jun 2021

Top 10 best car interiors 2021

Top 10 best electric cars 2021
Volkswagen ID.3
Best cars
12 Aug 2021

Top 10 best electric cars 2021

Top 10 best cheap-to-run cars 2021
Toyota Prius front 3/4 cornering
Best cars
10 Jun 2021

Top 10 best cheap-to-run cars 2021

The UK's top 10 fastest hot hatchbacks
Mercedes AMG A45 - rear
Hot hatches
25 Jun 2021

The UK's top 10 fastest hot hatchbacks