|Title||SsangYong Motor Unveils the G4 Rexton at the 2017 Seoul Motor Show|
▪ Introduces a new flagship SUV with the ultimate styling and performance, inheriting the brand value of the iconic authentic SUV Rexton
▪ The new authentic SUV with a absolute revolution in style, driving, safety and high technologies
▪ Offers a powerful driving performance based on the combination of an XDi220 engine, a 7-speed automatic transmission from Mercedes-Benz and 4 wheel drive system
SsangYong Motor Company (CEO Johng-sik Choi; www.smotor.com/en) made a world premiere of the G4 Rexton (Export name : Rexton), which will continue the success of Tivoli in the large SUV segment, at the 2017 Seoul Motor Show on March 30, 2017 during the press day event.
SsangYong Motor held the world premiere of its new large-sized SUV G4 Rexton on the press day in the presence of Chairman Anand Mahindra of Mahindra & Mahindra, CEO Johng-sik Choi of SsangYong Motor, the local and foreign press, the domestic and overseas distributors and other guests. It displayed a total of 17 vehicles including the new model and other production models in the show booth with an area of 2,200㎡.
The booth design conceived under the theme “Majestic Thrilling” embodies the Shoulder Wing, which is a key element of the SsangYong Motor family look. It conveys a dynamic image and captures SsangYong Motor’s determination to provide the highest value based on constant technology development.
SsangYong Motor CEO Johng-sik Choi said in his remarks, “Following Tivoli that has set new standards for the compact SUVs, the G4 Rexton, which we are unveiling today, will be announcing the revival of the large-sized premium SUVs with traditional SUV values.” CEO Choi continued, “We plan to rebuild a full SUV lineup by introducing a new product every year including a brand-new pick-up model and will focus all our resources on creating new growth momentums by developing an EV and other eco-friendly vehicles for the future.”
The G4 Rexton as a new Authentic SUV will re-establish SsangYong’s brand identity. It implicitly expresses the Great 4 Revolution through its brand name as it inherits the brand value of the iconic Rexton for a flagship SUV.
In particular, G4 Rexton is applied with Quad Frame using Advanced High Strength Steel (AHSS), newly developed based on a strategic partnership with POSCO, in order to offer greatly improved body strength while minimizing weight.
As there is a growing demand for stronger off-road driving performance and a larger towing capacity in the large-sized SUVs to support the increasing leisure activities, SsangYong expects to see more applications of the frame-type and FR drive systems in the large-sized SUVs in the global market. It will address such needs with the G4 Rexton and further strengthen its position as an SUV specialized manufacturer.
With a charismatic design, a 4WD driving performance that befits a traditional SUV, excellent utilization of the interior space along with safety and convenience features suiting the title ‘flagship SUV,’ the G4 Rexton provides an unmatched driving experience and emotional satisfaction to consumers.
The strong and dynamic styling of the G4 Rexton got the inspiration from the majestic look of the Greek temple Parthenon. SsangYong’s design philosophy “Nature-born 3Motion,” in particular, the “Dignified Motion” was the motif behind the embodiment of Nature’s magnificent movement in the styling.
The shoulder wing emblem located in the center is organically connected to the headlamps to create a dynamic and voluminous front look. A golden ratio was followed for the design of the silhouette of the vehicle body, the character line, the shape and position of the lamps, the radiator grill, the emblem and the intake hole that make up the front design to present a well-balanced look.
The emphasis on the side character line starting in the rear fender gives a dynamic feeling as if the car is ready to dash forward. The smooth A-pillar and the wider D-pillar show a contrast to give a pleasant and yet a strong image. Furthermore, the G4 Rexton is the first SUV in the domestic market to offer a 20-inch sputtering wheel to add to the stylishness and the luxurious look of the model.
Furthermore, the Daytime Running Light (DRL), the LED fog and cornering lamps and the LED positioning lamp that integrates the turn signal lamp also underline the premium image of the model.
The interior space that aims to be a “Refined Deluxe” can be used for various purposes depending on the seat arrangement. The leather seat, which used the highest grade Nappa leather, the memory system that saves the preferred seat and door mirror positions of the driver are features that increase the emotional quality for the passengers.
The G4 Rexton also provides the highest level of passenger convenience and the largest cargo space in the segment thanks to optimized interior space designing. The largest leg rest area in the segment for the rear and a large interior space ensure highest level of comfort for the passenger. It is the only model in the segment that can carry passengers in the rear and also accommodate four golf bags.
It is also the only model in the segment with a 7-inch TFT LCD supervision cluster with excellent visibility to satisfy the various emotional needs of the driver.
The seat using the top quality, hand-made Nappa leather presents the best comfort in addition to its delicate choice of color, material and shape. Comfort driving in ensured throughout long distance travel by supporting and holding stable the body position while the stitched quilted pattern of the seat only enhances the luxurious feel.
The G4 Rexton powertrain uses an e-XDi220 engine and a Mercedes-Benz 7-speed automatic transmission. The highly efficient and quiet e-XDi220 diesel engine delivers a progressive driving from the beginning and acceleration at a low to medium speed based on a strong low end torque, which is typical of SsangYong engines.
The Mercedes-Benz 7-speed automatic transmission, well known for its performance and durability, is matched with the e-XDi220 engine, and delivers a smooth shift feel and responds quickly to enable a dynamic driving.
And for general region where petrol engine is preferred, e-XGDi200T engine and Aisin 6-speed automatic transmission will be available. A newly developed high-efficient 2.0 litre GDI turbo petrol engine is engineered to perform well at low end torque to provide fun driving.
The 4 wheel drive system of the G4 Rexton based on SsangYong’s know-how and experience in the 4WD technology supports a rear-drive mode under regular driving conditions for riding comfort and efficient fuel consumption as well as a 4WD High/Low mode for particular road surface conditions as the driver may feel is required to improve the driving force. A combination of a front double wishbone and a rear multi-link independent suspension ensures a high level of driving stability and riding feel.
The G4 Rexton has the most airbags in the segment with nine airbags including the knee-airbag for the driver and the side-airbags in the rear and also uses various advanced safety technologies including the newly developed quad frame made of advanced high-strength steel to provide class-leading safety for passengers.
The quad frame body made of a 1.5 GPa-grade advanced high-strength giga steel for the first time worldwide has achieved a substantial weight reduction thanks to innovative engineering and enhances the safety of the other vehicle in an accident as well. The amount of the advanced high-strength steel (with strength over 590MPa) was extended up to 63%, for which the hardness was also increased through optimized engineering.
The body chassis also uses 81.7% of the advanced high-strength steel, the largest amount in the segment, to offer high strength while decrease weight at the same time.
Furthermore, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) are applied such as the Autonomous Emergency Braking System (AEBS), the Lane Change Assist (LCA), the Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA), the Blind Spot Detection (BSD) and the Front Vehicle Start Alarm (FVSA) to ensure seamless safety of the passengers.
The infotainment system installed in the G4 Rexton is one of the model’s most attractive features. It offers a wide 9.2-inch HD screen, which offers excellent connectivity with the mobile device and thus, ensures quality of entertainment and enjoyment while on the move.
Apple Carplay and Android Auto provide a mirroring service while all contents including the navigation can be viewed in HD quality for the first time in the segment.
The G4 Rexton offers a 3D AVM (Around View Monitoring) for the first time in the domestic market to deliver a real view of the surrounding for the driver to increase safety and convenience during low-speed driving or parking.
There are many distinguished features such as the Auto Closing (door locks automatically when the key is carried away from the car), Easy Access (the seat position is automatically adjusted for easy access when door opens), a high-performing dual-zone fully automated air-condition that filters even the fine dust, the 220V/115V inverter in the rear, and a smart tailgate to increase convenience for loading and unloading of cargo.
The smart tailgate applied in the G4 Rexton is a system that automatically opens the tailgate when the driver with the key is in the rear side of the vehicle for approximately three seconds.
SsangYong Motor is also displaying its other production models such as the Chairman W Kaiser, the Korando brand models and the Tivoli brand models. It is also showing the newly developed quad frame of the G4 Rexton separately for a better understanding of the material, structure and other advantages of the frame.