In 2009, South Korean manufacturer SsangYong faced perhaps the most troubling times of its history. Caught between bankruptcy and violent clashes with its workers, the carmaker seemed to be in a jam from which nothing could free it.
Yet, somehow, all issues seem to have been resolved and the revived manufacturer is attempting to make a comeback. That comeback, to be cemented at the Mondial de l'Auto 2010 in Paris this October, wears the name SsangYong Super Rexton.
Intended to be a reintepretation of the Rexton nameplate, the Super Rexton brings, at first glance at least, only minor modifications. Super, in the view of the South Koreans, means a mildly reinterpreted front grille, reminding of the one used by Mercedes Benz on its vehicles, with a more pronounced logo.
According to automoto.fr, the interior of the Korean SUV will be modified as well, even if these modifications largely include the use of better materials, aimed at making the car less noisy on the inside.
Powering the Super Rexton will most likely be the 2.7l unit sourced from Mercedes Benz. It develops 165 horsepower in XDi version and 186 horsepower in XVT turbo version.
Aside for the Super Rexton, the Europeans will also get a first glimpse at the Korando C in Paris, a model powered by a 2.0l turbo engine which develops 178 horsepower. Based on the C200 concept presented at the same venue in 2008, the Korando C is said to be heading for production soon after attending the auto show.
autoevolution will be sending its finest in Paris for the show, so stay tuned for further updates about the Rexton and all the other goodies being presented there.