From there, two of the long range Rextons went on through Belgium, across the Channel to arrive in Britain in time for the opening of the Blenheim International Horse Trials which SsangYong is now sponsoring.
We have just caught up with the pair – still carrying the dust from their Trans Eurasia adventure and wearing their Korean number plates – to sample the new Rexton’s off-road credentials in the rather more sedate surroundings of the Weston Park estate in Shropshire.
Even the lowest-trim cars come with a wealth of equipment for their price. As standard you’ll find cruise control, climate control, automatic headlights and wipers, electric mirrors, and all-round parking sensors.
The safety equipment is even better, with autonomous braking, front collision warning, lane departure warning, traffic sign recognition and a whole suite of off-road aids all thrown in as standard.
The options list is limited to just paint and a tow bar, so you’ll have to stick to the three generously equipped trim levels if there’s a certain bit of kit you’re after.