The SsangYong Rexton is a sport utility vehicle based on the Mercedes-Benz M-Class. Released in Korea by the SsangYong Motor Company in late 2001, the demand for this vehicle in Korea has been huge. The Rexton offers high standard appointments, quiet on-road performance, car-like handling, and rugged off-road capability. It can be configured to seat seven people or as a five seater for more luggage space.
The car is available only with four-wheel drive and three engines: a 2.7 liter / common rail diesel, a 2.9 liter diesel and a 3.2 liter / petrol engine, all are manufactured under license from Mercedes-Benz.
In 2006, the model received style changes, along with more comfort and convenience and was renamed the new Rexton II.