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All-new SsangYong Rexton set to debut this year

All-new SsangYong Rexton set to debut this year image

Text: Anton Andres / Photos: SsangYong | posted June 10, 2016 14:07

To be revealed in 2016 Paris Motor Show

After 15 years of minor model changes, an all-new Rexton is set to make its first public reveal in this year's Paris Motor Show. Codenamed the Y400, the all-new Rexton retains body-on-frame construction and features the brand's new design language.

 Ssangyon LIV-1 rear

The exterior will be based on the LIV-1 concept car revealed during the 2013 Seoul Motor Show and its styling cues are currently being used on SsangYong's lineup. The concept's front fascia boasted high mounted wraparound headlights, a hexagonal grill, front bumper with defined lines and LED foglights. On to its side, two character lines define the body and the second line gives the concept a broad-shouldered look. It is yet if the hidden door handle to open rear doors will make an appearance on the production model. Like the Tivoli, the concept features a kicked up third window. Moving to the rear, large wraparound tail lights are connected together by a piece of chrome trim. The rear bumper also gets the same bold bumper design in front.

SsangYong revealed a few interior details on the all-new Rexton. The automaker says their flagship SUV will come with a choice of leather or facric seats and wood-effect finishes for the dash plus chrome detailing. Infotainment is provided by a touchscreen while the instrument panel comes with a large color TFT display screen between the two analog dials. Like the current Rexton, the upcoming model retains seating for seven.

 Ssangyon LIV-1 top

Under the hood of the upcoming Rexton are Euro 5 and Euro 6 diesels and a direct-injection turbocharged gas engine. The Euro 5 diesel displaces at 2.0 liters and produces 155 PS and 360 Nm of torque. The Euro 6 diesel on the other hand is a 2.2 liter mill that puts out 178 PS and 400 Nm of torque. A six-speed manual and a Mercedes-Benz sourced 8-speed automatic will be available for the next-gen Rexton. Drivetrain options include rear wheel drive and four wheel drive and come with a host of safety tech such as blind spot monitoring and lane departure warning.

Ssangyong LIV-1 concept pictured