Ssangyong Motors, a Korean company owned by the Chinese firm Shanghai Auto Industry Corp (SAIC) will be launching it’s new Ssangyong Rexton II at the end of this month.


When the Ssangyong Rexton was first launched here in Malaysia, one of my friend’s parents had bought it. I was pretty impressed with the feel of the vehicle, as well as the sleek design. It easily broke my perception that everything coming out of Korea looked pretty much mutated. The Rexton’s brother the Stavic does not share it’s good looks genes though.

The Ssangyong Rexton like all Ssangyong vehicles have Mercedes Benz genes in them. Mercedes Benz used to have a stake in the company before Shanghai Auto Industry Corp bought them out. The current Ssangyong Rexton Xdi in Malaysia is powered by 2.7 litre common rail turbodiesel engines developed together with Mercedes Benz. The previous Rexton used 2.9 litre Mercedes Benz turbodiesel engines. There are also 2.3 litre and 3.2 litre petrol engine options.

Competitive Supreme will be bringing in this new Ssangyong Rexton II in August 2006.

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