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Not long after revealing its Tivoli compact SUV, the facelifted Ssangyong Rexton W has now been unveiled in its home market of South Korea. The third-generation Rexton, based on the Mercedes-Benz W163 M-Class, has been on sale for close to three years now.

So what’s different this time round? According to photos, sourced from Indian Autos Blog, the facelifted Ssangyong Rexton W now sports a redesigned front grille with a ‘T’ motif and vertical bars instead of horizontal ones, flanked by projector headlights replete with LED daytime running lights (DRL).

An updated alloy wheel design featuring a twin five-spoke pattern along with restyled rear lamp clusters and a redesigned rear spoiler concludes the list of external modifications. Inside, a new multi-function steering wheel along with an updated centre console and instrument cluster layout takes precedence.

Additional interior enhancements include LED cabin lights plus heated and cooled seats. No mechanical changes are touted on the facelifted Rexton. It soldiers on with the same 2.0 litre four-cylinder and 2.7 litre five-cylinder diesel mill with 155 hp/360 Nm and 186 hp/402 Nm, respectively. A 3.2 litre six-cylinder petrol engine with 220 hp/312 Nm of torque is offered, as well.

Transmission options are comprised of a five-speed manual and a six-speed automatic, paired to either a full-time or part-time AWD system. Standard equipment, carried over from the pre-facelift variant, include a tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS), ESP, cruise control, automatic wipers, smart key entry and a Bluetooth-enabled audio system.