Ssangyong Liv-1 concept
The large SUV will first be shown in pre-production guise, before its maker launches the finished production model at the Geneva motor show in March 2017.
The latest spy pictures confirm that the Rexton will retain a boxy shape and conventional SUV profile. Despite being covered in heavy cladding, it’s likely the car’s light designs will be influenced by the 2014 Liv-1 concept (shown in the gallery).
Under the bonnet at launch will be a turbocharged 2.2-litre diesel engine; a turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol is likely to be offered later on.
The four-wheel-drive model will come with driver assist features, such as lane departure warning and autonomous braking.
The new SUV will spawn a pick-up version in 2018 to rival the Ford Ranger and Toyota Hilux. Available in two different wheelbases and with a choice of two load bay lengths, the model will be powered by the same powertrains as the new Rexton.