Project Kahn presents Kahn Rexton R-Line, based on SsangYong Rexton. Lower suspension, big wheels, special exhaust, six months of hard work and Rexton is almost unrecognisable.

Last time we covered SsangYong we noted with concern the Koreans’ lack of new hot products to sizzle the market and get people interested in the brand. Not sure if they listened, but Project Kahn certainly did, well, after a fair amount of convincing from SsangYong. With very little to work from, admitted Afzal Kahn himself, they didn’t underestimate the task at hand concerning this Rexton tune-up, now called Kahn Rexton R-Line post-makeover.

Six months later the results are there for all to see, and Kahn is rightly proud of the work done. He was heard to say: “I believe we have delivered an outstanding product that proves there we know exactly what we are doing and can add our touch to any car. I challenge anyone to bring me any car and I will give it that unique edge.”

Work involved lowering the 7-seater SUV’s all-round independent suspension, inserting a bespoke Kahn exhaust system, 22-inch Kahn Design alloy wheels and Mercedes-Benz T-Tronic gearbox to run that 4x4 arrangement. Laziness-boosters include parking sensors, hill descent control, heatable (is that a real word?) seats and an optional Kenwood nav system. The latter plus a rear spoiler happen to be the only options for this £29,995 package.

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