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SsangYong LIV-2 SUV Concept previews new Rexton

The Paris Motor Show saw SsangYong’s CEO, Johng-sik Choi, unveil the LIV-2 large premium SUV concept, which is set for market launch next year as the all-new Rexton.

“The LIV-2 shown here today is the final concept of our Y400 model, and already at an advanced stage of testing.” said Mr Choi. “We are confident that this is going to be another landmark model, and will take the SsangYong brand to the next level.  Thereafter, we will be adding a new model every year for the next couple of years, each one designed to broaden our brand appeal to customer groups and international markets,” he added.

The LIV-2 - Limitless Interface Vehicle - is a large premium SUV concept, and is the next iteration from the LIV-1 concept exhibited at the Seoul Motor Show in 2013.  SsangYong says it advances the car’s design language and helps communicate the concept of ‘Dignified Motion.’

Power will come from either SsangYong’s own 2.2-litre Euro 6 diesel engine or its newly developed petrol 2.0-litre GDi turbo.

The interior design brief was to create a contemporary executive lounge within a luxury, chauffeur driven limousine, with copious space to work or relax.

A suite of advanced on-board technologies include an integrated communication system with three displays, wi-fi mirroring for devices, Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto enhanced connectivity for passengers’ pleasure while travelling.  The infotainment system is controlled via a touch control panel and is said to offer ‘surround sound’ premium quality entertainment. 

On the safety front the car is equipped with an Autonomous Emergency Braking System (AEBS) which warns the driver when an obstacle such as a car or pedestrian is detected by using radar and laser scanning, as well as a camera sensor positioned at the top of the windscreen.  It also features Traffic Safety Assist (TSA) and High Beam Assistance (HBA), a Lane Departure Warning System, Blind Spot Detection, Lane Change Assist and a Traffic Alert System to help protect the rear of the car when reversing out of a parking bay.