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SsangYong Rexton updated with Euro 6 diesel

Cut-price SUV starts from £22,995 with a more efficient engine and a 7-speed auto gearbox

SsangYong has announced the upgrades to the Rexton SUV for 2016, which include a more efficient engine and new automatic gearbox. The vehicle's available now and starts from £22,995 - not bad for a 7-seat SUV, and competitive with used values on some other models.

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The 2.2-litre e-XDi220 diesel engine in the Ssangyong Rexton is now Euro 6 compliant. Emissions and economy have improved to 184g/km and 40.4mpg - though these figures are still well down on more expensive rivals like the Kia Sorento, which boasts 149g/km and 49.6mpg.

The engine also gains a power boost and now boasts 175bhp, along with 400Nm of torque - an increase of 15 per cent and 11 per cent respectively compared to the old model. This should aid those wishing to make use of the Rexton's 3-tonne towing capacity.

Mercedes provides a new 7-speed automatic gearbox, which should aid smoothness and refinement but does harm emissions and economy, at 194g/km and 38.1mpg each - the other option is a six-speed manual 'box. Both have a low-range setting, though, which should help the Rexton maintain its off-road ability.

The Rexton retains SsangYong's five-year warranty, and kit list is generous for such a cheap car - top spec ELX models still come in at under £30,000 but feature a full leather interior, 18-inch alloy wheels, LED daytime running lights, heated seats front and rear, and sat-nav.

Do the upgrades tempt you towards a SsangYong Rexton? Let us know your thoughts below...

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