Next-Gen SsangYong Rexton To Debut On March 30
Mahindra-owned SsangYong will reveal the production-spec second-gen Rexton at the 2017 Seoul Motor Show.
South Korean automaker SsangYong has teased its new production-spec flagship SUV ahead of its world premiere on March 30 at the 2017 Seoul Motor Show. The SUV, codenamed Y400, is the successor to the over-a-decade-old Rexton.
For the uninitiated, the Y400’s concept was first revealed at the 2013 Seoul Motor Show, christened the LIV-1. And its final concept was unveiled last September at the 2016 Paris Motor Show, christened the LIV-2. According to SsangYong, ‘LIV’ is an abbreviation for ‘Limitless Interface Vehicle’. The automaker has not confirmed whether this new flagship SUV will carry forward the Rexton label or will get a different moniker since it still calls it by its codename – the Y400.
The new SUV is based on a brand-new platform, but still continues with body-on-frame construction, like the current Rexton. Dimensionally, it is longer, wider, and taller than the outgoing Rexton, featuring a longer wheelbase as well.
- Length: 4,850mm (+95mm over the Rexton)
- Width: 1,920mm (+20mm over the Rexton)
- Height: 1,800mm (+15mm over the Rexton)
- Wheelbase: 2,865mm (+30mm over the Rexton)
Mechanically, it will come with two engine options – a 2.2-litre diesel and 2.0-litre turbo petrol. In terms of transmission, the diesel motor will offer a seven-speed automatic, while the petrol one will offer a six-speed automatic as an option. However, both the engines will come standard with a six-speed manual.
Speaking of its launch, the automaker highlighted in an official release that the Y400/second-gen Rexton will go on sale in Korea during the first half of this year, and internationally before the end of 2017. In India, it is believed that it’ll be available as a Mahindra product instead of a SsangYong offering, just like the upcoming compact SUV (codenamed S201) from the home-grown automaker, which will be based on the SsangYong Tivoli. If launched, the Y400 will go up against heavyweights such as the Ford Endeavour and the Toyota Fortuner. Stay tuned to CarDekho for its reveal next week!
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