New top-of-the range trim for the SsangYong Rexton W

  • New ELX trim added to Rexton W line-up
  • Leather interior and heated rear seats among the highlights
  • Running costs remain high though

SsangYong has announced a new range-topping model to its Rexton W line-up - the ELX.

The new trim includes a number of enhancements over the previous range-topping EX model including a new beige/grey leather interior with matching door trim and carpets. Outside the car you get new 18-inch Diamond cut design alloy wheels plus LED Daytime running lights too.

Equipment wise, ELX models come with front parking sensors, a new leather covered steering wheel, auto-dipping rear-view mirror, heated rear seats and sat-nav as standard on top of EX specification.

The five-seater Rexton W has one engine on offer, a 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel with the choice of a six-speed manual or five-speed automatic gearbox supplied my Mercedes-Benz.

It delivers maximum power of 153bhp and 360Nm of torque producing a top speed of 108mph for the manual and 109mph for the automatic.

Designed to provide low end torque whatever the conditions, the Rexton W is famed for its off-road ability and uses a body on frame construction featuring multi-link rear suspension.

Running costs are less impressive though with a 32.8mpg official combined fuel economy figure and CO2 emissions starting at 196g/km meaning a 37 percent BIK tax band for the current 2015/16 tax year.

“We are continually looking for ways to reinforce the SsangYong value proposition,” says Paul Williams, CEO of SsangYong Motor UK, “and this new Rexton W ELX adds a number of significant enhancements at very little extra money.  This highly competent 4x4 just got even better.”

Set to go on sale soon, prices for the new ELX model start at around the £28,000 mark.