The UK market is privileged to be introduced with the 2nd-gen SsangYong Rodius 2018 facelift, also known as the Turismo in the kingdom and Stavic in other markets. This time the Rodius confines its focus on perking up its aesthetics which goes along with only small changes in specifications.
All variants of the SsangYong Rodius 2018 facelift share the same 2.2L turbodiesel 4-cylinder powertrain
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The 2nd-gen Rodius adorns a slimmer LED DRL headlights on the front end, a new grille and bumper to look similar in the Tivoli and Rexton. Now the Rodius has a new face when the carmaker decided to throw some tweaks into its front quarter panels and bonnet.
When it comes to the rear, it retains the previous characteristics while inside, the interior comes with updates to the steering wheel and the infotainment with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and Bluetooth. The wheelbase is being kept at 3,000 mm, so it can handle 875L cargo which even expands to 3,146L if some seats are taken advantage of too.
The top-spec model for the UK market offers 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, cruise control, leather upholstery, and especially the powered driver’s seat. All SsangYong Rodius 2018 variants come with remote entry, 6 speakers, an air quality control system, and automatic air-conditioning.
The rear keeps loyal to its previous generation's characteristics
The wheelbase is being kept at 3,000 mm, so it can handle 875L cargo
All Rodius variants share the same 2.2L turbodiesel 4-cylinder powertrain which is capable of 400 Nm of torque between 1,400 and 2,800 rpm and 178 PS at 4000 rpm. Transmission options offered are a Mercedes-Benz-sourced 7-speed automatic or 6-speed manual unit going along with choices for the optional AWD on selected variants.
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