The new Ssangyong Rexton has been revealed and its name officially confirmed ahead of its public debut at the Seoul motor show this week.
The SUV will continue the Rexton name internationally - but will be called G4 Rexton in Korea - and will be available with rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive.
It will go on sale in Korea during the first half of this year and in other markets by the end of 2017 with a host of new tech including Apple Carplay, Android Auto, '3D Around View Monitoring' and a 9.2in screen. Ssangyong says the Rexton’s successor will also major on safety.
The Korean manufacturer says it will have a balanced weight distribution and towing capabilities, as well as improved refinement over the outgoing model.
The Rexton successor is 4850mm long, 1920mm wide, 1800mm high and gets a 2864mm wheelbase. It will be aimed squarely at the Hyundai Santa Fe in the large SUV market, and those measurements show the Ssangyong is bigger than its Hyundai rival.
It will come with a choice of a new 2.2-litre diesel and 2.0-litre turbo petrol engines, and equipment will include lane departure warning and autonomous braking. Pricing is expected to start at less than £30,000 in the UK, which would undercut the £32,230 Santa Fe.