Ssangyong Rodius teased ahead of Geneva

* Ssangyong Rodius appears in official drawings * SUV set to be revealed at Geneva show * Due on sale later this year...

Ssangyong Rodius teased ahead of Geneva

Official drawings of the next-generation Ssangyong Rodius have been released ahead of its debut at the Geneva motor show in March.

The drawings of the large MPV show it to be more conventionally styled than the current version, although it does retain the wraparound rear windscreen.

Few details have been revealed, but the new car is expected to come with the 153bhp 2.0-litre diesel engine that's just been launched in the current model. The company will, however, want to improve efficiency over the current model's average economy of 37.7mpg and CO2 emissions of 196g/km.

A 3.2-litre petrol engine is also rumoured, but this would not come to the UK, according to a Ssangyong spokesman.

Prices and on-sale dates haven't been revealed, but Ssangyong says that cars are not expected to arrive in dealerships until autumn at the earliest. Prices are expected to remain around the 16,000 of the current car.

By Tom Webster