The Ssangyong Actyon has been given another facelift for 2017 – the second refresh sees the C-segment SUV’s design morphing to match the new, smaller Tivoli.

At the front, there’s a more aggressive fascia consisting of reshaped headlights (xenon units optional) with 11 LED daytime running lights, as well as a larger grille – the new signature chrome wing flows into the headlights. The bumper has also been reprofiled with C-shaped fog lights and indicators.

Meanwhile, the rear bumper has been redesigned, and new 18-inch turbine design alloy wheel options have also been added. Inside, there’s a new instrument cluster – customisable in six colours – and a redesigned three-spoke steering wheel. Materials and trim options have also been revised, with a new geometric grain pattern on the dashboard and three-dimensional carbon-look trim on the door panels.

Equipment has been given a boost as well, with a new front camera joining the existing reverse camera on the options list. The optional seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system with smartphone and HDMI connectivity has been retained, as has an optional Infinity premium sound system.

Under the bonnet sits a new 2.2 litre turbodiesel engine producing 178 PS at 4,000 rpm and 400 Nm between 1,400 and 2,800 rpm – 3 PS and 40 Nm up from before. The existing transmission options, a six-speed Aisin automatic and a six-speed manual, remain unchanged.