SsangYong Motor Company, the fourth largest South Korea based auto mobile manufacturer, a subsidiary of Mahindra and Mahindra, is all set to reveal its new flagship model, Ssangyong Rexton, which is currently being codenamed the Y400, at the soon to come Seoul Motor Show.
The company debuted its LIV-2 concept at the last Paris Motor Show. The LIV-2 is a ‘Limitless Interface Vehicle’ concept, the second of its kind by the South Korean company. The Y400, an SUV, will be drawing inspiration from the same. SsangYong claims that their new range-topping SUV will provide customers with “excellent driving characteristics on- and off-road, balanced weight distribution, great towing capability and NVH performance”.
The new flagship Y400 SUV will be built around a new Quad Frame body structure, which will be the first time 1.5Gpa Giga-steel, as well as 63 percent high strength steel will be used, in order to improve body strength and lower the weight. The dimensions of the new SUV model are expected to be 4850 mm in length, 1920mm in height, and will also feature a wheelbase that is 2865mm.
The company plans on offering the Y400 SUV in rear-drive and 4×4 versions. The entire engine range should include both, petrol as well as newer diesel units. One of these is expected to be a 2.2 litre, 4 cylinder, turbo diesel engine, producing 184 hp and 420Nm of torque. It should come with a 6 speed manual or a 7 speed automatic transmission.
The car should launch for sale in Korea in the next few months. It is expected to launch internationally before the end of the year. It is safe to assume that it will soon be launched in India, around late 2017.
The SsangYong flagship SUV, the Y400, should be revealed during the 2017 show which spans from the 30th of March to the 9th of April.