30 May 2005

Ssangyong is gambling its future on a family of exorbitantly styled 4x4s and MPVs, and this promises to be the most challenging of them – a Toyota RAV4-sized 4x4 heading for the UK next year. The giant seven-seater Rodius, unveiled last week, is the first of four new models that will arrive over the next two years. A replacement for the Musso medium-sized 4x4 will be introduced later this year followed by the RAV4 rival, to will be built in China by major stakeholder SAIC. The latter is previewed by the XCT concept (pictured) displayed at this month’s Seoul Motor Show.

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