SsangYong Rexton II 270 SPR – Ssangyong Car Review – 10-05-2008 | Used Car Expert

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SsangYong Rexton II 270 SPR – Car Review

FEAR of the unknown is the worst of all. For car buyers amounts to taking a chance on a new and the possibility of a big hit in the pocket when it to selling.

Enter Ssangyong. re-enter Ssangyong because have been in the UK before. A few in fact.

Firstly they brought in from Korea by the which still imports – now we all know that – then after a downturn in a new importer set up a distribution operation. never made much and now Ssangyong has reappeared with a new company behind the badge.

A lot has happened since the original and importation arrangements and it’s very significant that the is now part of the Shanghai Automotive of China, which is also the strings behind the re-emergence of MG in the UK. US and Far

Think long term, long term and you begin to that Ssangyong could be around for much longer time and, in future, might be on sale in showrooms some sports cars and saloons.

It is not as if Ssangyong is unproven – much of the technology is on proven German and European and it’s all put together rather in the Rexton SPR I tested.

In terms of size and appearance, the is very close to a Mercedes-Benz but the cheapest of these is close to or 50 per cent more than the cheapest

The entry-level Korean comes a choice of manual or optional five-speed boxes and a 165ps 2.7 engine but without the leather cruise control and side which are standard on the Rexton

That also gets a powerful engine to match the automatic transmission and there is a price difference between the two

The powertrain of the SPR is very good, immediate start up, strong ability over a wide and a smooth and quiet nature. The are effortless and jerk-free whether up or down the box and, even in manual mode, it is remarkably

The gear ratios are well to give good acceleration rest, when overtaking or down for a long motorway Emissions are very high, and will attract punitive tax

The sophistication of the powertrain is matched by the of steering which makes it manoeverable without being at speed and by the progressive and brakes underfoot. A foot parking brake may not be to every liking but it held the 2.1 tonne four by a steep hill.

Not only is it heavy but it’s proportioned and a very roomy seater with good inside and to the loadbed, which a minimum 250 litres rising to litres. Seat adjustment is good in the front and all the seats are shaped and deeply padded for comfort, particularly on long

You sit high and with a low waistline is good all round but parking are available either as factory or fit option depending on model and are Good lights and wipers are

Ride quality is on the soft and it soaks up bumps with at any speed. Although you can hear the working at times you generally feel the impacts.

It does on sharp corners, however, and the is for the Rexton to run wide on curves, but off the throttle and it comes immediately and back on line.

The size of the makes it ideal for longer but its towing limit of 3.2 tonnes is very good for pulling trailers or boats and the permanent transmission makes it a genuine duty off-roader as well.

While it cuts straight to the of the British 4×4 sector, a lot of car for the money, it still has to earn a for reliability and reasonable resale The emissions are high and will swinging road tax in future and factors are known, not unknown. of the unknown is sometimes not as significant as of the known.


Rexton II 270 SPR 5dr

Price: £24,995

186ps, 2,696cc, 5cyl engine driving four via 5spd automatic gearbox

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