These are the first official renderings of what the updated Rexton will look like.
As seen from the images, the front gets a detailed re-style; the headlamps are all-new and get LED-surrounds and LED fog-lamps, which look like they are inspired from the ones seen in newer Mercedes models. There is a new and much wider chrome-lined grille, which looks almost Nissan-ish, and it houses a large SsangYong logo on the centre. The front bumper is also all-new and much more aggressive than the earlier version. The new Rexton gets BMW-like wheel-arch inserts and the wing-mirrors now come with turn-signal indicators.
The Rexton’s trademark Z-shaped c-pillar remains and rear styling gets minor sheet-metal changes. The tail-lamps are mildly re-shaped and now get new inserts with LED bulbs. Expect the interiors to receive a thorough upgrade with lighter shades and improved plastics.
The Rexton is powered by a Mercedes-sourced 2.7-litre in-line five-cylinder DOHC engine that churns out a modest 165bhp. The updated Rexton will be unveiled at the upcoming Busan Motor show in Korea. Mahindra will launch the pre-facelift Rexton, also known as Rexton II (Codename: Y300) in India soon and it will be followed by this updated version.
Read our first impressions of the SsangYong Rexton II in the May 2012 issue of Autocar India magazine.
Issue: 166 | June 2013
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