The oft-overlooked SsangYong Rexton gets that special edition cliché for 2022: a Black Edition.
Available in either Space Black or Pearl White, the limited edition is based on the range-topping Ultimate and features more cosmetic tweaks than some blacked-out special editions.
In addition to the expected black-finish alloy wheels – measuring 20 inches – there are also black painted roof rails, a gloss-black grille, and unique LED fog lights.
SsangYong hasn’t provided any local imagery of the Black Edition yet, though this Korean-spec Black Edition is largely representative of the local model apart from its different daytime running lights and grille badge.
The local-spec Black Edition also won’t have chrome trim on the doors.
Unusually for a car in 2022, the Rexton hasn’t received a price increase. The range still opens at $47,990 drive-away as it did last year, after the old petrol-powered, rear-wheel drive EX base trim was axed.
The Black Edition slots in atop the range at $56,585 drive-away.
The Ultimate has lost its unique 20-inch alloy wheels, and instead reverts to the ELX’s 18s.
Metallic paint is up by $100 to $595 on the ELX and Ultimate, though it’s standard on the Black Edition. Otherwise, the Rexton range is unchanged.
We’ve called the Rexton one of Australia’s best cars nobody’s buying, and it continues to be overlooked by most large SUV buyers.
It boasts a braked towing capacity of 3500kg like an Isuzu MU-X, but is rather unusual in this segment in coming with independent multi-link rear suspension.
It also features an auto-locking rear differential.
- 2022 SsangYong Rexton ELX: $47,990
- 2022 SsangYong Rexton Ultimate: $54,990
- 2022 SsangYong Rexton Black Edition: $56,585
Prices are drive-away.
The 2022 SsangYong Rexton is powered by a 2.2-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine producing 149kW of power at 3800rpm and 441Nm of torque between 1600 and 2600rpm.
It’s mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission and power is sent through a part-time four-wheel drive system with selectable low range.
The 2022 SsangYong Rexton uses 8.7L/100km on the combined cycle. It has a 70L fuel tank.
The 2022 SsangYong Rexton measures 4850mm long, 1825mm tall and 1960mm wide on a 2865mm wheelbase.
With all three rows up, it has 236L of boot space measured to the top of the third row seatback. This expands to 641L with the third row dropped, up to a maximum of 1806L – measured to the roof – with the second and third rows folded.
Braked towing capacity is 3500kg while unbraked towing capacity is 750kg. Maximum towball load is 350kg.
It has 203mm of ground clearance and approach and departure angles of 20.5 degrees and a breakover angle of 20 degrees.
Kerb weight is 2130kg, while gross vehicle mass is 2960kg and gross combined mass is 6460kg.
The 2022 SsangYong Rexton is covered by a seven-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty.
The Rexton requires servicing every 12 months or 15,000km. The first seven services were capped at $375 each.
The Rexton hasn’t been tested by ANCAP or Euro NCAP.
All 2022 Rexton models come standard with the following safety features:
- Autonomous emergency braking
- Blind-spot monitoring
- Lane-departure warning
- Rear cross-traffic alert
- Reversing camera with front and rear parking sensors
- Driver attention monitoring
- Hill descent control
- Front airbags
- Side airbags (first and second row)
- Curtain airbags
- Driver’s knee airbag
The ELX comes standard with the following:
- 18-inch alloy wheels
- LED headlights, front fog lights and daytime running lights
- Automatic high-beam
- 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system
- Wired Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
- 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster
- Leatherette upholstery
- Leather-wrapped steering wheel
- Heated and ventilated front seats
- Eight-way power driver’s seat
- Six-way power passenger seat
- Heated rear seats
- Six-speaker sound system
- Dual-zone climate control
- Tyre pressure monitoring
- Tilt and telescopic steering wheel adjustment
- Keyless start
- Rain-sensing wipers
- Automatic headlights
- Power-folding, heated exterior mirrors
The Ultimate adds:
- Speed-sensitive power steering
- Nappa leather upholstery
- Driver’s seat memory
- Wireless phone charging
- Surround-view camera
- Power tailgate
- Touch-sensing front door locks with walk-away auto-door locking
- Ambient lighting
- Illuminated front door sill plates
- Rear privacy glass
The Black Edition adds:
- Black-finish 20-inch alloy wheels
- Gloss black grille
- Black roof rails
Solid Grand White is the standard paint colour, with the following a $595 option:
- Pearl White
- Space Black
- Marble Grey
- Fine Silver
- Atlantic Blue
Only Space Black and Pearl White are available on the Black Edition, and these come at no extra cost.
The Ultimate is unique in offering a choice of black, brown or ivory Nappa leather upholstery, while the Black Edition has black Nappa leather and the ELX has black leatherette.
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