The list of refreshed and all-new models that have arrived this year continues to grow, and the latest addition to the roster is the updated SsangYong Rexton.
The redesigned midsize SUV debuts with a front fascia that looks more refined than ever, highlighted with a new honeycomb grille. The front end is accentuated further by the new headlight bezels finished in Titanium Gray. Speaking of finishes, the Rexton also gets a new color option: Marble Gray.
That, however, is about all of the aesthetic changes made to the new Rexton. The other upgrades that the new model gets can be found in the tech department, starting with the new key fob that now offers functions such as headlamp activation and remote tailgate operation. In addition, the nifty front seat ventilation feature previously feature in the top-spec 4x4 variant is now standard across the range.
The vehicle retains the other niceties in its cabin, including the quilted leather seats, eight-inch infotainment system, and 220V power socket. It also sees no changes under the hood, so it still packs a 2.2-liter turbodiesel that generates 179hp and 420Nm of torque.
The last and probably the biggest ‘update’ that the new Rexton gets is its free five-year preventive maintenance service (PMS) package that now comes with the five-year warranty. This free PMS offering covers the cost of oil, parts, and labor for the first five years or 100,000 kilometers.
The new Rexton is priced at P1,760,000 for the 4x2 variant and P2,260,000 for the higher 4x4 trim. What do you think of the upgrades SsangYong Philippines just gave to its flagship SUV?