The old Rexton was cheap to buy new, but had been past its sell-by date for some years. The new SsangYong Rexton promises to be altogether better.

It still features old-fashioned body-on-chassis construction, which helps to keep the kerbweight high, but in terms of safety kit, in-car technology and the standard of finish, the new Rexton is a far more modern car.

Can it hold its own against the likes of the Hyundai Santa Fe and the Kia Sorento?