SsangYong Motors revealed the new generation Rodius minivan in home market Korea ahead of its European launch later this year. The 2014 Rodius is still not what you call an attractive car, but compared to the old model – which is one of the ugliest cars in the world ever – it is not bad at all.
Looks aside, the Rodius is a true family bus. The configurable interior seats nine, ten or eleven people, and if you play with the flexible seating system, it can provide up to 3,240 liters of cargo space.
The car also gets a fair bit of luxury kit, with stuff like full navigation with touchscreen and multimedia entertainment system fitted as standard to the range-topping Royal Touring trim level. Lower trims, luxury and Grand Touring, are also well-equipped.
SsangYong still uses old Mercedes drivetrains they bought from the German years ago. The Rodius will get, depending on the market, a 2.0 liter diesel or a 3.2 liter V6 petrol engine. Pricing and details of the European version are yet to be announced.