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New flagship Ssangyong Rexton unveiled 

Ssangyong has revealed its new range-topping SUV - and confirmed it will continue to use the Rexton name.

As reported previously here, the new generation Rexton was developed under the project name of Y400, and borrows plenty of styling cues from the LIV-2 concept seen at the Paris Motor Show in September, 2016.

Promising ‘style, a great driving experience and high levels of safety’ - which includes nine airbags - the SUV also inherits the ‘heritage and DNA’ of the original Rexton as a large, authentic SUV.

On the inside, the interior is described by SsangYong as refined and luxurious, and will feature Apple Carplay and Android Auto with device mirroring, 3D Around View Monitoring (AVM) and a wide 9.2-inch HD screen.

With a front mounted engine, rear-wheel drive and 4x4, Ssangyong says the Rexton will be a class-leading contender and promises ‘excellent driving characteristics on and off-road, balanced weight distribution, great towing capability and NVH performance’. Power will come from both petrol and new clean-burning diesel engines.

Set to be unveiled at the Seoul Motor Show this Thursday, the car will go on sale in Korea during the first half of this year, and internationally before the end of 2017.