SsangYong is getting ready to introduce the fifth-gen Rexton seven-seat SUV. We know that because we just saw a testing prototype. According to information we have, the vehicle will be introduced before the end of this years as the 2018 SsangYong Rexton.
2018 SsangYong Rexton: Redesign and Changes
Judging by the spy shots, the complete redesigned Rexton will definitely borrow most of the styling cues from the LIV-2 Concept. With the use of concept’s lines, the South Korean car manufacturer will introduce some big changes on the 2018 SsangYong Rexton. The big SUV will definitely look more attractive and modern. The new front-end styling sports more dynamics and pretty handsome headlights, while the rear hatch features very interesting taillights and quite unique rear bumper. However, what’s more important, the new generation Rexton will be bigger from today’s model. It will be longer and wider, and will definitely add a few more inches between the wheels.
A larger footprint usually means more space inside, so the future SsangYong flagship SUV should become significantly cozier. We can’t guarantee, yet the additional space will probably be used for the third row of seating because it’s currently the worst place inside. SUV’s comfort will be additionally boosted with better quality materials and with the latest technologies. As we have found out, the new generation Rexton will definitely get a 360-degree camera system, autonomous braking, cross-traffic alert, lane departure warning. and much more.
Engine Options and Gearboxes
Under the hood, the redesigned high-riding vehicle will use two engine options. You will be able to choose between a 2.0-liter gasoline GDI and a 2.2-liter diesel. The oil-burner will be able to produce up to 176 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. The units will be paired to a standard six-speed manual and optional seven-speed auto transmission.
You can see the actual spy shots at Autoevolution.com