The fourth generation of the SsangYong Rexton has spawned a new variant – the Sports model, an active lifestyle-oriented pickup truck that’s part of the brand’s broad model initiative for the near future.
The new pickup truck of course first arrives at home in South Korea, where it can already be ordered – pricing kicks off from 23,500,000 won ($22,090) for the entry level, and going up to 30,900,000 won (approximately $29,050, depending on the exchange rates) for the flagship trim level. It’s a close brother to its SUV counterpart, using the same body-on-frame design, and hosting a double wishbone and five-link front/rear suspension setup. The base model is called the “Wild” and comes generously equipped with electrically folding side mirrors, 17-inch alloy wheels, LED daytime running lights, cruise control, air conditioning, Bluetooth audio streaming and numerous safety systems.
The powertrain consists of an e-XDi220 turbo diesel, a 2.2-liter engine good for 178 PS (176 HP), linked to a six-speed manual transmission and all-wheel drive. The “Adventure” model gets an Aisin-developed six-speed automatic transmission, 18-inch wheels, keyless entry and other perks. The “Prestige” and “Noblesse” represent the high-end options, with the 4-Tronic 4WD system with a differential lock being optional across all trims. We fully expect Europe and the United Kingdom to receive the Rexton Sports before the year ends as well.