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Korean car maker SsangYong is preparing to unveil yet another SUV concept, this time in the form of the LIV-2 destined for next month’s Paris motor show.

Expected to preview the next-generation Rexton, the LIV-2 concept will join the SIV, XLV, XIV, SIV and a near endless list of other earlier SsangYong show cars, in forecasting the company’s evolving look.

The LIV-2 is known internally as the Y400, clearly setting it out as the replacement for SsangYong’s positively ancient Y200 Rexton model launched in 2001 – later revised to become the Y250 in 2006 and the Y300 in 2012.

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The LIV-2 is no spring chicken itself, though, having first been previewed by the LIV-1 concept in early 2013.

These latest images don’t suggest the game has moved forward dramatically since then, but, for SsangYong, the LIV-1 even now represents a significant leap in styling.

SsangYong calls this look “Dignified Motion”, revealed in production form through the recent Tivoli small SUV and its stretched sibling the XLV – both still to be confirmed for Australia, where the brand soldiers on Boldly with the larger Korando.

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The old Rexton likewise continues here, alongside the newer Stavic people mover.

The LIV-2 draws power from SsangYong’s 133kW 2.2-litre diesel engine, expected to be offered in the new Rexton alongside a confirmed – but not detailed – direct-injection 2.0-litre petrol mill.

A Mercedes-sourced seven-speed auto is expected to be paired with both.

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Watch for the new concept to appear in Paris next month, ahead of a market debut set for 2017.

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