Ssangyong is a premier sports utility vehicle manufacturer that has established the name in the global market. This Korean company has been making different kinds of utility vehicles since five decades Its foray in to car sector began with its acquisition of Keohwa motors specialized in jeeps. Ssangyong Rexton is a compact crossover with all wheel drive and offers unique features.
Rexton seven seater cars come with Mercedes 2.7 liter turbodiesel. They are offered in two models of 163 or 183 bhp. The latter comes with standard five speed automatic gear box. There are complaints about the harsh and running of the engine and also about the imprecise gear operation. Compared to safety and security, Rexton appears to be lacking many features that are offered by the major brands. However, it is equipped with anti theft and standard stability control and airbags. The other equipments and features offered are climate control front and rear windows operated electrically, keyless entry, 16 inch alloy wheels, heated seats, sun roof, automatic headlights and optionally satellite navigation.
Though the engine is sourced from Mercedes, it is recommended to have service every 6000 miles.
Ssangyong recommends interim service schedules for every 5000 miles or 6 months. They include change of oil and filter, top up of fluid levels, checking the brakes functions, suspensions and tires. On a full service schedule, to be carried out every 10000 miles or period of 12 months exhaustive checks and maintenance are to be carried out. The services include change of oil and oil filter, checking the brakes and ABS, checking brake fluids, steering functioning, fuel filter condition, replacement of spark plugs and checking the suspension system.
Note that though Rexton uses Mercedes engine they have stipulated 5000 km service while Daimler Chrysler’s cycle is around 20000 km. It is reported that air mass sensor might require replacement in the interim service itself.
Looking at the maintenance problems of this 7 seater vehicle reported by users and the service requirements recommended by the makers of Rexton, it can be assumed that maintaining Rexton seven seater in fit condition certainly needs good deal of attention.