SsangYong’s flagship Rexton has been voted 4x4 of the Year at the Scottish Car of the Year (SCOTY) awards ceremony. Regarded as a highlight of the automotive calendar across the UK and beyond, the hotly contested event took place at the Dalmahoy Hotel near Edinburgh.
The judging panel is made up of Scotland’s leading motoring journalists and experts – representing a variety of major print, online and radio outlets. SCOTY judges, all members of the Association of Scottish Motoring Writers (ASMW), have been repeatedly impressed by the Rexton’s winning combination of capability, build quality, space, refinement, comfort, excellent warranty and value for money.
ASMW president, Jack McKeown, said: “When it comes to our 4x4 of the Year category, the winner needs to be able to cut the mustard off road. The SsangYong Rexton absolutely shone in this regard, able to crawl up mountains and wade through streams with the best of them. Our members were also hugely impressed with the Rexton’s on road capability. Its smooth ride, high levels of standard equipment and enormous cabin make it a fantastic car for all occasions and conditions. An industry leading warranty was the icing on the cake.”
Heralding major advances in style, quality, safety and technology for the brand, the Rexton, SsangYong’s SUV 4x4 was launched in 2017. Impressing with its sheer presence and beautifully balanced exterior, Rexton is a large four-wheel drive vehicle offering a prestige cabin for passengers to travel in supreme comfort, while disguising its tough and rugged off-road capability.
Kevin Griffin, managing director of SsangYong Motor UK, said: “Winning ‘4x4 of the Year” at the Scottish Car of the Year awards is quite an achievement, and it is testament to how fantastic Rexton is - to say we are delighted is an understatement. Both Rexton and Musso continue to win awards, so it speaks volumes about the modern SsangYong product range. The SsangYong brand has always represented value, which is expressed as low price, high levels of equipment, great build-quality and a 7-year/150,000-mile warranty. It’s amazing once again to win such recognition from independent journalists who really know their subject!”
An authentic 4x4, the new car is powered by a 2.2 litre turbo Euro 6 diesel engine delivering maximum power of 202PS and maximum torque of 441Nm, with an 8-speed automatic transmission and features a 3.5 tonne towing capacity. Built using a modern and very strong body-on-frame construction, it is extremely safe and comes equipped with a comprehensive suite of electronic safety aids, and up to nine airbags. With the latest in connectivity and technology, new Rexton features Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto, an HD 9.2” navigation screen and 3D ‘around-view’ monitoring.
This fourth generation Rexton draws on SsangYong’s heritage and deep experience of building 4x4 vehicles over 65 years, and as well as its highly competitive pricing and comprehensive list of standard equipment, features a 7-year/150,000mile warranty.