New SsangYong Rexton’s exterior revealed before premiereOctober 17, 2020
Frame SUV SsangYong is waiting for a global update
Photo spies have revealed the appearance of the new SsangYong Rexton ahead of the official premiere scheduled for November 4th. The Korean SUV has got an expressive grille and all-LED optics; the interior upgrade and the expansion of the engine range are still expected.
SsangYong calls the modified Rexton “completely new”, but judging by the proportions of the body and the characteristic sidewalls, we are talking about a deep restyling. Only two blacked-out teasers have been officially published, but eyewitnesses managed to catch an SUV without camouflage during a corporate photo shoot.
Insiders believe that the trendy chrome-plated large-mesh grille, as well as the intricately patterned LED headlights and lights are not the most important changes to the SsangYong Rexton. The main technical innovation is expected under the hood – a company with the proven 187-horsepower 2.2 turbodiesel can make up a more economical engine.
In addition, the engineers and designers of the Korean company plan to freshen up the interior by installing a new multimedia system, as well as abandon the archaic automatic selector, replacing it with a non-fixed joystick. Adaptive cruise control may appear in the options list.
The SUV’s design will not change: Rexton will retain the frame architecture with basic rear-wheel drive, a hard-wired front axle and a crawler gear.
The global premiere of the new SsangYong Rexton is scheduled for November 4, a little later, the Rexton Sports pickup will be updated using a similar recipe. The fate of the automaker may depend on the success of the Rexton family, as sales of SsangYong in all countries are falling, and the South Korean brand is under the threat of bankruptcy.
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