Oft-forgotten South Korean carmaker SsangYong has released the first photos of its new Korando ahead of its home market launch in March. The midsize SUV – which sits between the Tivoli and the Rexton in the lineup – is set to make its world premiere at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show, debuting a number of new features and technologies for the brand.

As expected, the styling borrows heavily from the smaller Tivoli, sharing its trapezoidal headlights, slim upper grille, pronounced rear fender bulge and black C-pillar trim, giving the car an in-vogue “floating roof” look. The tail lights with arrow-shaped graphics are linked by a horizontal chrome bar, mimicking the front end.

Inside, the Korando features a “Blaze Cockpit” design that is said to be inspired by the latest aircraft cockpits, integrating the 10.25-inch fully-digital instrument cluster, nine-inch navigation touchscreen and 34-colour “infinity” ambient lighting.

An air vent strip spans the top edge of the dashboard, reaching into the doors. Meanwhile, the boot measures 551 litres – said to big enough for four golf bags – and there’s also a “magic tray” underneath to keep your belongings away from prying eyes.

Safety-wise, the car features what SsangYong calls “Level 2.5” autonomous driving, thanks to the ominously-named Deep Control technology. This incorporates the Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control (IACC), which maintains a set distance from the car in front and keeps the vehicle in the centre of the lane.

Also fitted is an Exit Assist Function (EAF) that warns if an occupant is about to open a door into passing traffic, plus standard-fit advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) including autonomous emergency braking, lane keeping assist, Front Vehicle Start Alarm (FVSA), Driver Attention Alert (DAA) and Safe Distance Alert (SDA). A total of seven airbags are also offered.

No powertrain details have been revealed just yet, but expect the Korando to share the Tivoli’s 1.6 litre turbodiesel engine, paired to six-speed manual and automatic transmissions.