The Rexton is powered by a 2.2L diesel engine or 2.0 petrol turbo engine and features enhanced independent rear suspension for superior handling and ride quality. Normally the vehicle runs in rear-wheel drive, which enhances handling stability by optimising weight distribution, but the driver is free to select one of two four-wheel drive modes as needed (Diesel only). The Rexton can also tows loads of up to 3,500kgs, the most for this class of SUV (Diesel only).
The Rexton comes equipped with nine airbags, including a driver knee-airbag and second-row side airbags. The steering wheel and steering column are specially designed to absorb the force of a collision, minimising the effect on the driver’s chest area, and active head restraints move forward in the event of a collision to close the gap between the occupant and the headrest to prevent whiplash.
Ergonomically designed seats conform to the shape of each body providing optimum comfort, ensuring all occupants arrive feeling fresh & relaxed after a long journey. Soft Nappa leather or high quality leatherette (depending on model) completes the luxurious cabin treatment. The interior ambience is further enhanced by the illuminated front door scuff (SPR only), and mood lighting built into the dash panel and door trim to create a subtle ambient light at night (SPR only).
The interior package is available in three colour schemes:
As befits a luxurious yet rugged SUV, the Rexton features a bold new grille with a diagonal, chain-mail pattern. It is flanked by stylishly flush headlamp covers above, and an artfully angular body-coloured bumper element below. The effect is a stately beauty.
The Rexton distills a staggering amount of information down into easily digestible pieces, via its 12.3-inch digital cluster and its other interfaces. It prioritises what you need, when you need it, so you can relax and focus on driving. To help you park, the outside mirrors tilt down when you select reverse gear.
For further parking assistance, and enhanced security and safety, a high-definition reverse camera from four external cameras on the 9-inch infotainment screen. The touchscreen lets you control navigation and audio, including radio, MP3, and digital audio broadcasting. The audio system supports Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto, as well as USB devices.