It’s only been a month since SsangYong unveiled the refreshed Rexton on our side of the globe, but it appears a new facelift is already in the works in the carmaker’s homeland of Korea. Actually, scratch that thought. It’s not just in the works—it’s already set to be launched in a few weeks’ time.
We’re not expecting this next-generation SUV to hit the local market anytime soon. But the upcoming Rexton doesn’t diminish the appeal and capability of the one on sale here. It’s still a very good SUV that can compete with the best Japanese offerings.
The new Rexton gets a bolder front fascia highlighted by a much bigger grille. This is flanked by redesigned headlights with stylish new DRLs. This end also gets fewer accents than its predecessor, with less of the contrasting cladding on the lower lip. Out back, you also see less of the plastic cladding. The taillights also see some subtle design tweaks, but the tailgate remains unchanged for the most part.
The inside is as plush as ever, and the interior can be had with a number of different configurations. There are different seat material options available such as suede and various types of leather, while color options include white, black, and brown.
Sadly, we don’t know yet what changes we’ll see under the hood. However, the initial materials that the carmaker released suggest that there will be a new eight-speed automatic transmission. There will also supposedly be an ‘ISG System’ or an integrated starter generator, so the vehicle could be launched with a start-stop feature.
Another thing we’re expecting to see in the new Rexton is the Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control, a feature that’s already been equipped in previous SsangYong models.
That’s about all that we know about the SUV so far. Do you like what you see already?