The 2.9 litre turbocharged diesel engine option produces 118bhp at 4,000 rpm and 25.5 kgm of torque at 2,400 rpm. Top speed is 98 mph, CO2 emissions are 244 g/km and combined fuel consumption is a 30.4 mpg.
The Rexton is equipped with part-time 4WD and can tow 3.5 tonnes.
Driver and passenger airbags are standard while other safety features include shock absorbing rear bumpers and seatbelts with front pre-tensioners.
Options include factory-fitted sidesteps, retractable load cover and a load liner and tow bar.
All Rexton models come with three years or 60,000 miles warranty, whichever comes first, a three year unlimited mileage paint finish warranty and six year anti-corrosion warranty. Service intervals for the 290 diesel range are every six months or 6,000 miles. Insurance groups have been set at 11A.