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Ssangyong's all new Rexton to debut in Paris

Ssangyong's all new Rexton to debut in Paris
Omkar Thakur Omkar Thakur Friday 16 September 2016, 11:09 AM

The Ssangyong Rexton is going all new in 2017. Before the car maker shows us the production car, Ssangyong will display the LIV2 concept SUV in Paris, the one which will turn out to be the new Ssangyong Rexton.

Ssangyong, in the recent years, has managed to establish itself as a fomaridable player in international markets and after the success of the Tivoli, the car maker would be betting big on the new Rexton. The Limitless Interface Vehicle gets a customary high bonnet for the butch SUV look and LED headlamps that flank the hexagonal slatted grille. You get a meshed horizontal air dam with recesses for the LED fog lamps and a bash plate that adds brawn to the fascia. The side profile gets the distinctly large flared wheel arches that we saw first on the Tivoli. The tail design is simplistic but has creases that makes it look premium.

Under the hood, the LIV2 is said to have a 2.2-litre turbocharged diesel engine. While we do not know the exact details, it may very well be the mHawk engine from Mahindra, Ssangyong’s parent company. The LIV2 will also get a 2.0-litre petrol turbocharged engine. From what looks like a two-row cabin from outside, Ssangyong may add a third row for emerging markets. From the artist’s rendering of the cabin, it looks cleanly laid out and simple but replete with equipment. It will get a touchscreen infotainment system, digital instrument console, automatic gearbox, cruise control et al.

Whether it would make its way to the Indian subcontinent is another question, but if it does, it would compete with the likes of the Toyota Fortuner, the Ford Endeavour and their ilk.


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