Images of the new SsangYong Rodius have been leaked ahead of the car’s unveiling at the Geneva motor show in March. They show that although the Rodius adopts a much more conventional appearance than the current car, it will remain as a large, van-sized people carrier.

Despite the toning down of the Rodius’s controversial looks, the new model retains an element of the unusually shaped rear window that made the old car so distinctive. Inside there’s room for 11 seats, although it’s unlikely this option will be available in the UK – like the current car, the extra seats are an option in the domestic market.

The cabin has been refreshed but retains a very similar layout, with a big central stack of controls with four dials ranged across the dashtop. There is now a digital speedo directly in front of the driver, rather than being contained in the cowled binnacle in the centre of the dash.