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Ssangyong has unveiled the Rexton DKR developed by its motorsports division to compete in next year's Dakar Rally, the world's toughest rally.

04 Dec 2018 | International News : Spain

Developed by Ssangyong Motorsport in Spain, the new Rexton DKR utilises a dune buggy body style with the muscular design features of the new SsangYong Rexton SUV.  The car is built to be strong, fast and light to overcome the many different challenges posed by the race.

The 11-day 2019 Dakar starts in Peru on 6 January and will conclude in Lima on 17 January. With 10 hard stages, competitors race over 5,000km, 70% of which is across dunes and sand, with 3,000km of special stages.  This is the 40th Dakar Rally, and the 10th since moving to Latin America.

The car will be driven by Spanish driver Oscar Fuertes with Diego Vallejo as co-driver, the same team that competed successfully in last year's Dakar Rally in a rally car based on the Ssangyong Tivoli. With less than half of the cars completing the 2018 event, they were the second rookie team to make it to the finishing line and 32nd overall.

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