The facelifted 2015 Ssangyong Rexton has been revealed in South Korea ahead of its introduction to world markets later this year.

SSANGYONG HAS revealed the facelifted 2015 Ssangyong Rexton in South Korea only days after it revealed its small SUV, the Tivoli. Based on a Mercedes-Benz M-Class, the 2015 Ssangyong Rexton gets new-look alloys, a vertical grille, LED daytime running lights and HID projector head-lights. The refreshing continues on the inside where there’s a new steering wheel, heated and ventilated seats on some variants, LED cabin lights, and a tweaked centre console.

The 2015 Rexton will continue with carry-over engines, including a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel with 115kW (at 4000rpm) and 360Nm of torque (from 1500-2800rpm) (which we get here), a 2.7-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel, and a 3.2-litre petrol engine. Both the six-speed manual and five-speed automatic are carried over too.

Here in Australia the Ssangyong Rexton is only available with one engine, with either manual or auto, and in all-wheel drive guise. It’s priced from $37,990 (drive away).

These are the first changes to the Rexton since its launch in 2012. Practical Motoring has reached out to Ssangyong Australia about when the refreshed 2015 Rexton will arrive here and we’ll update this article when we get its response.

UPDATE: According to Ssangyong Australia spokesperson, Daniel Cotterill, the facelifted Rexton won’t make it to Australian until 2016 with the “final spec of the Australian vehicle yet to be finalised”.


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