The Chinese-based carmaker SsangYong has recently announced the arrival of the all-new 2018 Rexton SUV, which will be the newest and biggest SUV released on the market this year.
The model was previewed last year at the 2016 Paris Motor Show as the LIV-2 Concept, now becoming what you can see in the short media gallery below.
What is quite revolutionary about it is that it is built on the so-called “Quad-Frame” body structure, making use of 1.5 Gpa giga-steel. It means that the structure provides “greatly improved body strength while reducing weight.”
Besides the strong and durable body structure, the all-new 2018 SsangYong Rexton is also big. So big that it measures 4,850 mm long, 1,920 mm wide and 1,800 mm high, coming as well with a 2,865 mm wheelbase, making it the biggest SUV so far.
Visually, the new Rexton SUV from SsangYong looks more domestic, revealing an evolutionary design, and highlighted by the neatly bolstered wheel arches, updated and more aggressive front grille with new headlights, and so on.
Inside, the cabin of the new SUV looks extremely high-end and luxurious with the brown leather all around, adding as well the latest high-end gadgetries. We are dealing here with the massive 9.2-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity.
Under the skin, the SUV features a petrol burner and a diesel, like the 2.0-liter turbo-petrol with 165 kW, as well as a higher 2.2-liter turbo-diesel, with 131 kW and 400 Nm of torque. Both feature two-wheel and a four-wheel drive layouts.
The 2018 SsangYong Rexton will first arrive in Korea this spring, and will be shortly released on other markets by the end of the year. Stay tuned for more details later on!