Ssangyong planning Land Rover Discovery Sport competitor in 2021 – Report


Sagar Parikh, I'm the international news editor at I love everything that has a steering wheel!

The MPV could be the Turismo’s successor.

Ssangyong is bringing the next-gen Ssangyong Rexton (codename: Ssangyong Y400) to market in 2017, which will be the production version of the Ssangyong LIV-2 concept from the 2016 Paris Motor Show. Further ahead, the company is introducing two new D-segment vehicles, as per a report from Auto Express.

SsangYong LIV-2 concept front three quarters
The new D-segment SUV and MPV will be based on a new monocoque platform. Ssangyong LIV-2 pictured.

Speaking to the British publication, Johng-sik Choi, CEO, Ssangyong Motor Company, said that the company will develop a new global monocoque platform in the next five years and use it for a D-segment SUV and a D-segment MPV. The Mahindra-owned South Korean automaker has two platforms currently – a ladder-frame used for big models like the Rexton and a monocoque that underpins the Tivoli.

The D-Segment SUV will rival the Renault Koleos, Land Rover Discovery Sport, Hyundai Santa Fe and Kia Sorento, while the MPV will be an alternative to the Renault Espace, and could replace the Ssangyong Turismo.

SsangYong LIV-2 concept rear three quarters
The new SUV will be available with 7-seat seating layout, like the LIV-2 (pictured).

Also Read: Ssangyong Tivoli XLV launched in UK

The future Ssangyong D-segment SUV will be available with a 7-seat layout. It’s a little early to predict engines and features, but some sharing can be expected with the next-gen Rexton.

SsangYong LIV-2 concept – Image Gallery (Unrelated)

[Source: Auto Express]

Contribute to IAB
Submit Spyshots & get Bragging rights! Click Here
Custom Mods on your ride? Get it featured on IAB Submit

Ssangyong Rexton News & Updates

2017 Ssangyong Rexton front three quarter view at IAA 2017

SsangYong Rexton (Mahindra XUV700?) India launch confirmed – Report

2017 Ssangyong Rexton front three quarter view at IAA 2017

2017 SsangYong Rexton showcased at IAA 2017 – Live

2017 SsangYong Rexton front three quarters right side

M&M not yet convinced on launching the new Ssangyong Rexton (XUV700) in India

2017 SsangYong Rexton front three quarters

India-bound 2017 SsangYong Rexton garners 3,500 bookings in 10 days – Korea

2017 Ssangyong Rexton (Mahindra XUV700) front three quarter unveiled

2017 Ssangyong Rexton (Mahindra XUV700) unveiled ahead of Seoul debut

SsangYong Touch Screen Window System

SsangYong working on industry-first touch-operated windows