Thursday, 24 May 2012

Ssangyong unveils facelifted Rexton W SUV at 2012 Busan Motor Show

Mahindra owned South Korean automaker Ssangyong has just unveiled a refreshed version of the Rexton SUV, which now gets a big makeover, to look much more contemporary than ever before. Dubbed the 2012 Rexton W, the SUV was teased a week ago by Ssangyong, before the official unveiling in the South Korea at the 2012 Busan Motor Show. The Rexton W, apart from getting a big cosmetic facelift also comes with a more fuel efficient turbo diesel engine which is an all new engine that has been developed by Ssangyong with a particular focus on punchy low end torque for good driveability.

Called the e-XDi200 Active Turbo Diesel engine, the motor displaces 1,998cc and comes in an inline four cylinder layout. The engine features a variable geometry turbocharger and a common rial direct injection system to pump out a peak power of 154 Bhp while peak torque is rated at 360 Nm. Crucially, this torque is available all the way from a low 1,500 rpm, in a wide rev band of up to 2,800 rpm. Also, right from idle, the engine delivers 190 Nm of torque, which is one of its biggest selling points as driveability will be terrific with that kind of low end torque.


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