SsangYong Teases Rexton Facelift

Mike Stevens | May 16, 2012

SsangYong's ancient Rexton SUV is coming in for its fourth major update, adding an all-new face and a subtly revised backside.

The big SUV has been wearing its current body since 2001, but it has not gone without its share of updates.

Changes over the years have included a facelift and mechanical upgrades in 2006, and emissions-focused tweaks in 2010.

Two teaser images released today reveal that we can expect a massively restyled front-end, with new headlights, a new grille and a new front bumper.

LED daytime running lights will be integrated into the headlamp bodies, and slender new fog lights will feature in the bumper.

At the rear, the existing taillights have grown into the rear quarter panel, and fresh new LED lighting replaces the regular lamps of the outgoing model.

Mechanical changes have not been announced, but we can likely expect SsangYong's new 114kW/360Nm e-XDi200 diesel, which also drives the Korando SUV and the new Actyon Sports pickup.

The updated Rexton is set to make its global debut later this month. Australian details have not been revealed, but TMR has contacted SsangYong Australia for confirmation.

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  • RobK says,
    3 years ago
    My Rexton has covered 208000 km and is the most durable SUV I have had out of a total of 8 since 1985. It performs very well under all conditions. Ssangyong do know how to build a 4WD and it surprises friends with other makes with it's capabilities. For me it has "character" and is in my opinion a great long term purchase. Being so poorly marketed by the previous importer is shameful, resulting in lack of recognition in the resale market. I have fitted Koni sports shocks and rear supplementary airbags to suit heavy towing which it does with ease. Rextons are a good proposition for long term ownership.
  • widjaja says,
    3 years ago
    My Ssangyong Musso year 2004. The Car is OK so far, but the timing chain were brocken twice. Can some body advise me about this problem why ??? Could it be cause of the demage of Oil Pump or something else ??

    Jonas widjaja - Jakarta Indonesia
  • Matt says,
    2 years ago
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    Had a 2006 limited Rexton had everything that opened and shut. It has run pretty much flawlessly just needed to change the shocks. Diesel is solid with decent power just had a bad name because that many.
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