It was teased last week, and now the next generation Ssang Yong Rexton has finally been revealed. This is ahead of its public debut at the upcoming Seoul Motorshow in 2017.
The new Rexton shares a lot of its design with the LIV-2 concept. However, there are notable changes to the bumper, headlamps as well as black body cladding as opposed to body-coloured cladding on the concept car.
The logo is also different and has been made more angular in comparison to the previous SsangYongs. We can’t tell you if this is going to be the new logo for the company, though.
The all-white interior in the concept car has been replaced with a dual-tone with black and brown finish. There is a wood-finish strip on the passenger side and a diamond pattern leather strip running the length of the unit. Apart from that, however, the interior is pretty much the same as the concept.
The Rexton’s official name is the G4 Rexton which is supposed to stand for Great 4 Revolution. It’s also intended to highlight the four main qualities of the SUV; driving, safety, style and high-tech. The new model has a bigger spec and is also taller, wider and longer than the previous model. It is thought that there will be a 2.2 litre diesel engine on offer as well as a 2.0 litre petrol version. The G4 Rexton is due to be released this year across the world, including India, South Korea and in the UK. In India, the G4 Rexton will be badged under Mahindra which makes sense as SsangYong is owned by Indian car giant, Mahindra & Mahindra. The model is expected to rival the Hyundai Santa Fe.
The Rexton will be the flagship model in the SsangYong range, sitting above the Korando and a new seven-seater SUV previewed at the Geneva Motor Show this year. It has been reported that SsangYong have made a profit for the first time in nine years and we can imagine that they are keen to keep this momentum going with the G4 Rexton.