It looks like Ssangyong is indeed serious in expanding their ute lineup. Aside from the Ssangyong Musso pickup (also called Actyon in other markets), the company will be releasing another pickup called the Rexton Sports.
Essentially based off the flagship Rexton SUV, Ssangyong aims to combine utility and luxury into one purpose-built vehicle.
Beginning with its exterior, the Rexton Sports' design draws heavily from the standard SUV. It gets the same prominent front fascia that is dominated by a large grill and quarter-flanking headlights. Even the front bumper and lower air intake are carried-over from the flagship SUV.
Beyond the B-pillars however, things begin to change for the Rexton Sports. The rear wheel arches appeared to have been slightly redesigned while the rear doors now have a more blocky design. Behind that is the bed which is slightly shorter than what you can find on other pickups.
Powering the 2018 Rexton Sports is a 2.2-liter inline-four turbo-diesel. It musters 187 PS along with 420 Nm of torque. Available transmissions include a six-speed manual and a six-speed automatic. Rear-wheel drive come as standard while 4Tronic four-wheel drive is available as an option.
According to Ssangyong, the Rexton Sports will come in four variants and can come with 17-, 18- or 20-inch alloy wheels. Other features that will available in the 2018 Rexton Sports include cruise control, LED daytime running lights, heated steering wheel, auto-dimming rearview mirror, automatic headlights, dual-zone automatic climate control, power-adjustable seats, touchscreen infotainment and keyless entry.
Optional safety features that can be specified include: blind spot monitoring, lane keep assist and rear cross traffic alert.
The 2018 Ssangyong Rexton Sports will make its world debut at this year's Geneva International Motor Show.