Published: Fri, March 31, 2017
World | By Tasha Manning

New Ssangyong Rexton to arrive later this year

New Ssangyong Rexton to arrive later this year

Ssangyong's all-new 2018 Rexton SUV has been unmasked ahead of its official debut at the 2017 Seoul Motor Show.

It's no surprise that Mahindra is bullish on SsangYong's growth prospects. It will be powered by both petrol and new clean-burning diesel engines.

In other news, Anand Mahindra, the chairman of Mahindra group has confirmed that Mahindra and Pininfarina would together be developing a high performance EV. For the global market, Ssangyong might stick to the engine options which were initially specified for the LIV-2 concept.

There are now some 60 SsangYong dealers covering England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, with new locations being added to the network all the time.

Following on from the stylish LIV-2 concept shown at the 2016 Paris motor show, Ssangyong has now revealed the production version which will continue to wear the Rexton nameplate, according to website Autocar.

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SsangYong says it believes the new Rexton should compete with traditional D & E segment SUVs. SsangYong's offering is wider, too, at 1,920mm - and its wheelbase is considerably longer again, at 2,865mm.

With a refined and luxurious interior, there is a choice of seat styles including full leather seats trimmed in high grade Nappa leather, complete with a memory system to save the driver's preferred seat and door mirror positions.

Meanwhile, SsangYong unveiled the G4 Rexton sport utility vehicle during the motor show that formally kicks off Friday and runs through April 9 at KINTEX exhibition hall in Ilsan, just northwest of Seoul. The SUV has improved safety, as it is equipped with nine airbags and has an ultrahigh strength Quad Frame body structure, they added. 3D Around View Monitoring is featured for the first time in its domestic market to provide a clear view of the area surrounding the auto to increase safety and driver convenience during low-speed driving and parking. There's no confirmation of when order books will open for United Kingdom customers, although SsangYong has confirmed the first models will be hitting the road by the end of the year.

Created to be SsangYong's safest vehicle yet, the next-gen Rexton will come with nine airbags and the option of emergency autonomous braking, plus lane departure warning and blind spot detection. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity will be available, and the system will also offer a top-down, "around-view" monitor to help with parking.

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