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First pictures: Revised Ssangyong Rexton

Korean value brand Ssangyong has revised its Rexton, with a new grille and LED lights front and back, as well as more power, a new eight-speed automatic gearbox, uprated suspension and new technology.

It’s a significant mid-life upgrade, with power rising from 181hp to 202hp as well as the visual revamps, and noise, vibration and harshness are claimed to be greatly improved by improvements including a stiffer body, better aerodynamics reducing wind noise and changes to the engine mounts and cabin sealing. The car now also boasts trailer sway control to back up the 3500kg towing capacity.

The Rexton starts at £37,995 for the Ventura, rising to £40,665 for the Ultimate model. The revised seven-seater arrives in the UK in early April.

Highways England launches breakdown advice campaign

Highways England campaignHighways England has launched a new information campaign aimed at reinforcing the message of what drivers should do if they have a breakdown on a motorway.

The organisation’s biggest-ever campaign covers TV, radio, social media and other public spaces, aims to increase driver confidence and awareness of what to do in the event of an incident, including on smart motorways with no hard shoulder.

The key message is that drivers should move to the left, to the next junction or services if possible, or failing that pull into an emergency area or hard shoulder and get behind a safety barrier away from the vehicle. If that is not possible then the occupants should stay in the vehicle with seat belts on and dial 999.

New Company Car Today magazine out now

Company Car Today - Issue 78 - March 2021 - Cover ImageThe latest issue of Company Car Today published this week, with the digital version of the printed magazine available at www.companycartoday.co.uk/magazine/.

The March issue has a test drive review of Volvo’s first electric vehicle – the XC40 Recharge, as well as reaction to the 2021 Budget statement, a six-page Big Test of the new Citroen C4 hatch, an interview with Toyota fleet boss Stuart Ferma and test drives of the revised Audi Q5, eight-seat electric Citroen e-SpaceTourer and Renault Megane plug-in hybrid estate.

The Green Company Car section includes features on how to ensure no-one is left behind in the move to electric, and a look at how important the cost to charge at public chargepoints is at the moment, along with a Green Focus on Volvo and a Guest Opinion from Aston Barclay’s Martin Potter about the used market sentiment around electric vehicles.

It’s free to read online, so head to www.companycartoday.co.uk/magazine/ to see the latest magazine in its entirety.

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