The customised version of the Rexton, shown on the SsangYong stand at this year's British International Motor Show, is now an additional model in the SsangYong range, priced at £29,995 on-the-road.

The SsangYong Rexton R-Line was so enthusiastically received by visitors to the SsangYong motor show stand, that distributors Koelliker UK, had no hesitation in adding it to the range.

Differing only in detail from the show car, the Rexton R-Line is the work of celebrated designer Afzal Kahn, who has carved an international reputation for applying old-world craftsmanship and the finest materials to turn standard cars into bespoke works of art.

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Built at Project Kahn's Bradford facility, the Rexton R-Line is based on the Rexton 270 SPR – an already well-equipped and imposing four-wheel drive SUV that offers outstanding value at £24,995. But the R-Line takes this several stages further with added luxury and design flair.

Created to provide the ultimate Rexton with power, presence and versatility, the R-Line is a full-size 4x4 with outstanding off-road and towing capabilities, with the latest safety features and exceptional interior comfort.

Immediately obvious are the Kahn Design 22 inch RST alloy wheels. These combine with lowered sports springs to completely transform the look of the car.

Inside, a high quality black nappa leather and soft Alcantara interior with red stitching cossets the Rexton's occupants. Seats, door panels and centre console have been specially upholstered to add a tactile quality to the driving experience.

On the road, the R-Line has considerable presence with black paintwork combining with the lowered suspension and special 22 inch alloys. Performance and handling are improved with a Kahn Design sports exhaust and a lower centre of gravity from the sports suspension springs.

Even in standard form, the Rexton 270 SPR has climate control, electronic stability programme (ESP) with active rollover protection (ARP), hill descent control (HDC), ABS, parking sensors, cruise control, auto lights and wipers, side airbags, electric folding door mirrors and heated seats. Leather upholstery is standard, but the Kahn R-Line is further upgraded.

The only thing the R-Line doesn't have as standard is an audio system, simply because customers are likely to want to specify their own choice of premium sound system.

The Rexton uses a more powerful version of the SsangYong 2.7 five cylinder turbo diesel engine producing 186 PS and a thundering 402 Nm torque at 2,400rpm. Transmission is a Mercedes T-Tronic automatic with gear lever and steering wheel shift buttons, and with permanent all-wheel drive. Suspension is independent all round. A rear spoiler and Kenwood touch-screen navigation system are the only options, but if a customer prefers a different exterior paint and interior leather colour combination, anything's possible.

Like all SsangYongs, the Rexton R-Line has a three year/60,000 mile warranty and three years' European roadside assistance cover.


Convenience / easy operation Cruise control (auto only) Electric windows (front & rear) LED black face instrument cluster Electric folding door mirrors Auto tilt mirrors to aid parking Electronically adjustable and heated door mirrors Leather steering wheel Headlight levelling system Auto head lights and tail lights Overhead drop-down sunglasses compartment Centre storage console 12V DC power outlets x 3 Cup holders (front & rear) Reverse parking sensors Sunroof

Exterior Kahn Design 22" RST alloy wheels Kahn Design stainless steel quad exhaust system Roof-rails Side steps Privacy glass

Safety ABS (anti-lock braking system) with EBD (electronic brake distribution) ESP (electronic stability programme) with ARP (active rollover protection) HDC (hill descent control) Dual airbags (front) Side airbags (front) Rain sensing wipers Auto dimming rear view mirror Speed sensing power assisted steering Thatcham approved alarm & immobiliser Remote, keyless entry Fog lights (front & rear) Rear wash/wipe Speed-sensing door locks Heated windscreen glass Seatbelt reminder

Climate & heating Auto climate control air conditioning

Audio system Steering wheel audio controls 6 speaker audio system Customer choice of audio

Seating & comfort Kahn Design nappa leather & Alcantara upholstery 5 full seats Variable heated seats (driver and front passenger) Electronically adjustable driver seat with 3 memory settings Electronically adjustable passenger seat Front seat 4-way head restraints 60:40 split folding 2nd row of seats Luggage cover & net barrier


Engine Cylinders Bore & stroke Displacement (cc) Compression ratio Maximum output (ps/rpm) Maximum torque (Nm/rpm) Maximum speed (mph) CO2 emissions (g/km) Fuel consumption mpg (l/100km): urban extra-urban combined 0 - 62 mph (sec) Transmission

Overall length (mm) Overall height with roof rails (mm) Overall width (mm) Wheelbase (mm) Front track (mm) Rear track (mm) Boot space length (mm) width (mm) height (mm) volume (litres) Minimum turning radius (m) Fuel tank capacity (litres) Kerb weight (kg) Gross vehicle weight (kg) Maximum towing capacity (kg) Tyres Steering Suspension (front/rear) Brakes (front/rear)

turbocharged DOHC common rail diesel 5 86.2mm x 92.4mm 2,696 17.5:1 186 / 4,000 402 / 2,400 121 233

25.0 (11.3) 35.3 (8.0) 30.7 (9.2) 11.64 Mercedes-Benz 5-speed T-Tronic automatic with AWD

4,720 1,830 1,870 2,820 1,550 1,540 1,088 1,220 1,008 1,338 5.7 80 2,099 2,760 3,200 (braked trailer) 285/35 R22" rack & pinion power assisted double wishbone with coil spring / independent 8 link coil spring ventilated discs/solid discs (ABS + ESP)