The LIV-2 inspired model to be an “authentic” SUV.
Korean manufacturer Ssangyong is very excited ahead of next week’s Seoul motor show, where it will pull the wraps off of its flagship SUV, referred to as the Y400.
It’s expected to replace the Rexton at launch, slotting above the Korando and heralding a new phase in the company’s transformation. Ssangyong has been riding a wave of change recently, with more style-focused propositions able to find more fans worldwide.
The Y400 claims to embody “the robust and dynamic SUV styling” that we first saw in the LIV-2 concept car from the 2016 Paris motorshow. The press release details a “front-mounted engine,” which we totally did not see coming, and further makes clear that the Rexton-successor will offer rear- and all-wheel drive when it hits the market.
Ssangyong expects the Y400 to go on sale in their home market of Korea in the second quarter of this year, and hit international markets before the year is out.