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The new SsangYong Rexton, previously known as the LIV-2 concept, will be arriving in the U.K. this October in three variants - EX, ELX and Ultimate.

16 Aug 2017 | International News : U.K.

The new SsangYong Rexton arrives in the U.K. this autumn, heralding major advances in style, quality, safety and technology for the brand. Developed under the project name of Y400 and seen as the LIV-2 concept at the Paris Motor Show in September 2016, the new car is known internationally as the Rexton (G4 Rexton in Korea), and takes its inspiration from the Dignified Motion of SsangYong's design language, Nature-born 3 Motion.

The Rexton's 2.2-litre turbodiesel puts out 179bhp and maximum torque of 420Nm
This imposing, authentic four-wheel drive features a body-on-frame construction to create an extremely robust and durable car, yet features a dignified and beautifully balanced style throughout.

The Rexton powertrain employs an uprated 2.2-litre turbodiesel engine manufactured by SsangYong, which delivers maximum power of 179bhp and maximum torque of 420Nm. This highly efficient, extremely quiet and proven e-XDi220 engine delivers progressive acceleration from a standing start, and strong low-end torque typical of SsangYong power units.

Customers get a choice between a six-speed manual and a Mercedes-Benz seven-speed automatic known for its smooth dynamic gear changing and durability. The car's four-wheel drive system draws on SsangYong's years of experience in 4WD technology. For better efficiency and greater fuel economy, the car features part-time 4x4 with power delivered permanently to the rear wheels.

Front-wheel drive can be selected electronically as required with high ratio, and low ratio chosen as and when off-road conditions become more demanding. It also features special electronic safety aids when driving off-road such as hill start assist and hill decent control, and is best-in-class for approach and departure angles of 20.5 degrees and 22.2 degrees, respectively. The new SsangYong Rexton will go on sale in the U.K. in October, and there will be three variants from launch - EX, ELX and Ultimate.

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