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SsangYong rolls out next Rexton

2012-05-31 12:15

SsangYong continues its roll-out of a revitalised model range with news that a new Rexton SUV will be available in South Africa a little later in 2012.

SsangYong, now part of the Mahindra Group, unveiled the third-generation Rexton - now labelled Rexton W - at the recent Busan auto show held in South Korea.

The Rexton W will be launched in South Africa in October 2012.

'MORE MODERN, SOPHISTICATED'


The automaker claims its flagship SUV continues to be a capable off-roader but is now also “more modern and sophisticated”.

It is powered by a two-litre turbodiesel producing 114kW/367Nm although models sold in South Africa will also be offered with a 2.7-litre turbodiesel using a five-speed auto transmission from Mercedes-Benz.

Standard equipment on the redesigned SUV includes safety features such as electronic stability control, roll-over protection, a tyre-pressure monitor and parking distance warning.

CEO of Mahindra SA, Ashok Thakur, said: "We're looking forward to the arrival of this premium class SUV in October as we are already enjoying a high level of interest at our SsangYong dealers where the refreshed Actyon Sports bakkie and Korando SUV went on sale recently."