Jose Altoveros / SsangYongg | July 30, 2018 15:51
SsyangYong debuts facelifted Rodius in the United Kingdom
SsyangYong first introduced the Rodius in 2013, with it getting a minor refresh back in 2015. Now, the Korean automaker has decided to give it another facelift for the 2018 model to bring the Rodius' look up to date. Most of the changes mainly involve the aesthetics with only minor changes being made to rest of the vehicle.
For starters, there is a restyled front fascia. One of the most noticeable changes would be the slimmer headlights which now sport LED daytime running lights. There is also a new grill combined with a revised front bumper which keeps the large MPV in style with SsyangYong's current model line up. To accommodate the new face, the hood and fenders have also been tweaked and smoothened out.
Elsewhere, the Rodius appears to remain unchanged from the previous facelift. The rear appears to have simply been carried over without any styling changes made. Inside no changes have been made as well save for a new steering wheel and an updated infotainment system which now has Bluetooth, AppleCarPlay and AndroidAuto.
The top-spec variant in the UK – ELX – gets a powered driver seat, leather upholstery, cruise control and automatic headlamps. It also has 17-inch wheels to help distinguish it from other variants.
For the UK model Rodius, all variants continue to be powered by a 2.2-liter four-cylinder diesel engine. It produces 178 PS and 400 Nm of torque which is then sent to the wheels either by a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed automatic gearbox. Some variants, including the range topper ELX, are available with selected four-wheel drive.