SsangYong LIV-2 concept previews new Rexton, which is expected to launch in 2017
SsangYong has revealed the LIV-2 SUV concept at the first press day of Paris Motor Show. The car gives us preview of the upcoming new Rexton, which is expected to launch sometime in 2017. The LIV-2 concept displays the South Korean automaker’s new design language, which could be incorporated in the brand’s future mid-size and larger SUVs. The South Korean automaker states that the LIV-2 derived new Rexton is going to be its flagship car.
SsangYong LIV-2 concept looks a bit boxy and muscular. It features sleek headlamp clusters sporting LED units and integrated LED daytime running lights. The headlamp cluster meet chrome garnished aggressive front grille, which incorporated three horizontal slats. The front grille has been designed to resemble to a bird’s wing, which is a feature seen on Tivoli earlier. Front bumper of LIV-2 concept looks chunky and bold with a wide air intake, LED stripes at both sides while there is a skid plate as well.
At the side profile, the SsangYong LIV-2 concept features five-spoke alloy wheels with meaty tyres, which emphasizes the toughness of the upcoming Rexton. Apart from that turn indicator integrated ORVMs, chrome trim around glass area, sporty roof rail, electric side steps are other features, the car is equipped with. SsangYong LIV-2’s rear fascia features wide LED taillights, roof spoiler, muscular rear bumper, skid plate.
The interior of SsangYong LIV-2 portrays blend of a luxury limousine and an executive lounge. Up front the cabin, SsangYong LIV-2 features three-spoke multifunction steering wheel, instrument cluster with a large digital display and analog dials. A 9.2-inch touchscreen infotainment system takes the centre stage, which features Wi-Fi, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto.
The rear occupants specially get a premium feel inside the cabin. They get individual reclining chairs with massage function, and also individual entertainment system 10.1-inch displays mounted to the back of front seat headrests. Also, other features inside cabin include, premium leather upholstery, rear centre console with touchscreen, mood lighting.
SsangYong LIV-2 is equipped with several safety features, which include nine airbags, high beam assist system, blind spot monitoring system, lane departure warning, cross traffic alert and an advanced emergency braking system incorporating camera, radar and lasers.
Power source for SsangYong LIV-2 include both petrol and diesel engine options. Petrol engine is a 2.0-litre GDi turbocharged unit, churning out 222 bhp of peak power and 350 Nm of peak torque. Diesel engine on the other hand is a 2.2-litre turbodiesel unit, which generates 179 bhp of peak power and 420 Nm of peak torque. Possible transmission options for this car could include 6-speed manual, 6-speed automatic and a 7-speed automatic gearbox.
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