KG Mobility, the proud new owner of SsangYong, is determined to rejuvenate this brand and breathe new life into it. Their ambitious plans have already shown promising results with their initial implementations. The Korean automaker is gearing up for a groundbreaking release, supported by the introduction of impressive models such as the Torres and Torres EVX. Additionally, SsangYong will be launching the highly anticipated SsangYong Rexton 2024 and Musso 2024, showcasing new iterations of their flagship SUV and image, respectively.
So, what can we expect from these forthcoming models? Let’s delve into the details.
SsangYong Rexton 2024 and Musso 2024: Enhanced Design and Refined Interiors
At first glance, the exterior of the new versions may not appear drastically different. The changes are subtle, primarily centered around the front grille, which now boasts a more angular design and may vary slightly across different versions. The Musso, in particular, sports a bumper with sharper lines, in harmony with the vehicle’s rugged character. As for the Rexton, we eagerly await the release of official photos to get a comprehensive view.
Inside the cabin, the most significant change lies in the top-tier dashboard. Instead of an integrated screen, it has been replaced with a “tablet” mounted on the center console. While it may not be to everyone’s taste, this modification provides a larger screen with enhanced image resolution.
The climate panel has also undergone slight revisions, accompanied by updates to some switches on the central tunnel. Behind the steering wheel, we discover modified digital gauges that add a touch of modernity.
Furthermore, a new addition to the cabin is a 32-color mood light, creating a captivating ambiance. USB-A sockets have been replaced with USB-C connectors, and the inclusion of an inductive charger accommodates larger smartphones.
SsangYong has also integrated an array of advanced driver assistance systems, elevating the safety and driving experience of these models.
2024 SsangYong Rexton and 2024 Musso: Unchanged Performance
Under the hood, the heart of these vehicles remains a 2.2-liter diesel engine generating 204 horsepower and 441 Nm of torque. Depending on the configuration, power is distributed either to the rear axle or to all four wheels through a 6-speed automatic transmission.
One of the standout features of these cars is their remarkable cargo and towing capabilities. Both the Rexton and the Musso can tow up to 3-3.5 tons (depending on homologation). The pickup version, available with either multi-link suspension or leaf springs, offers a payload range of 400 to 700 kilograms.
While these vehicles are already available in South Korea under the KG Mobility branding, the SsangYong brand will continue to be used in Europe for the time being. Although the rebranding process has been delayed, the change is expected to occur in the near future, though the exact timeline remains uncertain.
One thing is certain, however – SsangYong has an exciting lineup of new products slated for release this year. Alongside the Torres, Torres EVX, Rexton, and Musso, a refreshed Tivoli model will also hit the market following a significant facelift.