The stretched pickup SsangYong will have its own nameDecember 27, 2018
Fresh spy photos of an extended version of the Rexton Sports truck appeared on the Web. The official premiere of the novelty will take place next year
The standard frame pickup SsangYong Rexton Sports entered the home market in January 2018, the model is based on the latest generation of Rexton SUV. In the summer, the brand sent the truck for export, outside of Korea it is called Musso. And in the beginning of 2019 there will be a presentation of the “stretched” version, which will be intended mainly for commercial use. Such a car, like a regular pickup truck, will first be shown at home in SsangYong, later it will probably reach other countries as well.
The first photos from the tests of the extended pickup were posted on the Web in March, the car on those frames was packed in tight camouflage. Now, at the disposal of the Korean edition of Auto Tribune appeared fresh pictures, they captured the car almost without masking. Koreans claim that the new modification will get its own name – Khan. However, it is possible that it will still be a prefix to the name of the standard model.
According to unofficial data, the length of the “stretched” pickup will be about 5400 mm versus 5095 mm for the “short” Rexton Sports (the length of the cargo platform of the new version is about 1600 mm instead of 1300 mm for the standard car), the wheelbase size will not change (3100 mm ).
The engine of the new product is also likely to get from the usual pickup: in both Korea and Europe, Rexton Sports / Musso is available with an e-XDi 2.2 turbo diesel (181 hp), which is paired with the manual or six-speed automatic transmission Aisin. Drive – rear or full (with a rigid connection of the front axle and reduction gear). Recall that the truck has a continuous rear axle, and instead of the springs customary for such machines, Rexton Sports installed springs at the rear.
The donor SUV Rexton (length – 4850 mm, wheelbase – 2865 mm) is equipped with the same diesel engine, but for it, instead of the 6АКП, there is a Mercedes automatic 7G-Tronic. In addition, in some export markets, the passenger model can still be purchased with the 2.0 GDI petrol “turbo-twirl” (225 hp), combined with the 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission Aisin.
The price of a “short” pickup truck Rexton Sports in Korea begins with a mark of 23,200,000 won. At home, the model is in high demand. Thus, according to SsangYong statistics, in January-November of 2018, 37,460 such vehicles were sold – this is the second place among all models of the brand, with only the Tivoli family in front (39,930 units, from 20,330,000 won). The flagship SUV Rexton (from 34,480,000 won) has the third line (15,411 units).