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Ssangyong previews 2018 Rexton

Ssangyong previews 2018 Rexton image

Anton Andres / SsangYong | March 24, 2017 18:03

Ssangyong sketches out their all-new mid-sized SUV

SsangYong has just revealed a sketch of the next-generation Rexton. The Rexton serves as SsangYong's largest SUV and is slated to debut in its home country next week at the Seoul Motor Show. Jugding by the teaser, it remains faithful to a concept the automaker revealed during last year's Paris Motor Motor Show, the LIV-2. 

Like the concept, the sketched Rexton features large headlights with an upswept design. The air intake at the corners, as well as the foglight housings, also take inspiration from the LIV-2. One noticeable difference is the hood. In the sketch, the hood bulges are more prominent whereas the LIV-2's hood is slightly flatter.

More design cues from the LIV-2 can be seen on the sketch. It retains the three bold character lines that defined the concept. These lines can be seen on the fender, doors and rear quarter panel. It also retains the distinct third window design which stems from the top to form the flat window line. According to SsangYong, the 2018 Rexton measures 4,850 mm long, 1,920 mm wide and 1,800 mm tall with a wheelbase of 2,865 mm.

Ssangyong previews 2018 Rexton

The interior has been sketched out by the automaker. A large screen dominates the center of the dashboard and is flanked by upright air-conditioning vents. Also seen is a wood panel on the passenger side along with silver trim on the face of the dashboard. The two-tone trim also suggests customers can choose a variety of combinations when the production model is released. It is also worth noting that there is a push-to-start button, as well as a large multi-information display in the instrument cluster.

SsangYong has yet to reveal engine specifications but they say it will include an all-new range of gas and turbodiesel powertrains. They did confirm that the next-generation Rexton will retain a body-on-frame design, also new and exclusive to the mid-sized SUV.