2018 SsangYong Rexton is official image

While the carmaker has pretty much remained niched for years – and it’s only active in the SUV segment – we’re still dealing with South Korea’s fourth largest auto manufacturer.

The “Y400” project has now become official and the full-size SUV is out and about in press shots. The design is no surprise though, because the model has been previewed earlier by the LIV-2 concept and the new generation has remained pretty much faithful to the prototype. First off, aside from the complimentary styling quirkiness that has remained a staple throughout the company’s lifetime, the new model seems to position itself more upmarket on the outside than its previous generation. And SsangYong has also made ways into the interior quality, while passengers should pretty much feel at home with lots of space enabled by the wheelbase spanning at 2,865 mm (113 inches). Not many details have been revealed, but we do know the new Rexton is 4,850 mm (191 inches) long, 1,920 mm (75 inches) wide, and 1,800 mm (71 inches) tall.

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The brand has also decided to discard the old architecture in favor of a new one making use of lots of high-strength steel – so the new body should be a tad lighter. Inside the dashboard is focused on the 9.2-inch touchscreen for the infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, but there are also other perks such as an optional 3D Around View Monitoring (AVM) system. SsangYong is premiering the “G4 Rexton” at the Seoul Motor Show and will start sending units into home showrooms before the end of the first half of the year. Technical details did not include the powertrains – gasoline and new “clean-burning” diesel engines with RWD or AWD are to be expected.