SsangYong LIV-1 Concept showcased at the 2013 Seoul Motor Show

Article by Christian Andrei, on April 2, 2013

SsangYong introduced the LIV-1 (Limitless Interface Vehicle) at the Seoul Motor Show. This large SUV, which is the brand’s next new concept car, is equipped with an easy-to-control four wheel drive system via an interface. The car is styled to appear strong, sporty, and practical. It has a substantial body with huge bumpers at the front and rear.

However, it has slender A and B pillars, a glasshouse silhouette and full length glass roof. It also comes with an automated sidestep for increased safety and convenience.

The LIV-1 is a model suited for the future as it’s meant to boost safety and enjoyment with unlimited potential for the driver to make a driving environment that meets all his requirements. The interior is highly flexible, with lines and curves coming together to make it refined and appealing.

The interior has a premium feel ideal for a range-topping SUV as it comes with high gloss piano black on the centre fascia and contrasting aluminium detailing. The ultramodern interior also comes with the newest technology to meet the needs of the passengers and the driver.

The car has a driver-vehicle communication interface that’s based on the 3S-Cube, which is the core of SsangYong’s future technology. This merges the features of Smart Link, Safe Way and Special Sense to enable the vehicle to be controlled remotely via a smart device and to offer entertainment both from inside and outside the vehicle.

Smart Link is a roof-and-glass system formed from nano tube technology that eliminates frost fast through the use of a remote control for safe winter driving. Meanwhile, Safe Way guarantees safety in driving by being active at avoiding collisions in blind spots and at intersections.

Special Sense permits the driver to set up instrument cluster items to go well with personal taste. This interface controls the sound, seats and interior lighting to produce a bespoke personal driving space. There are five displays that illustrate the interaction between the user and vehicle. These include a 10-inch monitor in the centre fascia and a 7-inch monitor in the headrest. The futuristic theme is also evident in the LIV-1’s touch-panel displays.

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SSANGYONG SHOWCASES ITS LIV-1 CONCEPT AT THE SEOUL MOTOR SHOW

SsangYong has unveiled its next new concept car at the Seoul Motor Show in South Korea. The LIV-1 (Limitless Interface Vehicle) is a large SUV (sport utility vehicle) and features an easily controlled four wheel drive system via an interface.

Designed to look robust, purposeful and sporty, the car features a sizeable body with large bumpers front and rear, yet with slim A and B pillars, a glasshouse silhouette and full length glass roof. An automated sidestep is included for safety and convenience.

Very much a car for the future, the LIV-1 is designed for driving safety and pleasure with 'limitless potential' for the driver to create a driving environment that meets his or her needs.

Flexibility is the key design concept for the interior, where lines and curves come together to create a refined and inviting environment to achieve what is described as a lounge for the future. High gloss piano black on the centre fascia and contrasting aluminium detailing imbues the interior with the premium feel appropriate for a top-line SUV.

And as you would expect, this futuristic interior features all the latest technology to meet IT needs on the move. The car's driver-vehicle communication interface is based on the 3S-Cube, the core of SsangYong's future technology. This combines the elements of Smart Link, Safe Way and Special Sense to allow the vehicle to be remote-controlled using a smart device and to provide entertainment both within and from outside the vehicle.

Smart Link is a roof-and-glass system created from nano tube technology that removes frost quickly via remote control for safe winter driving, while Safe Way ensures safe driving by actively preventing collisions in blind spots and at intersections.

Special Sense allows the driver to arrange instrument cluster items to suit personal taste, the interface controlling the sound, seats and interior lighting to create a bespoke personal driving space.

User-vehicle interaction takes place through five displays, including a 10-inch monitor in the centre fascia and a 7-inch monitor in the headrest. The touch-panel displays featured in the LIV-1 provide clear information while continuing the futuristic theme.

LIV-1 follows several recent concept cars from SsangYong, and along with the XIV (eXciting User-Interface Vehicle) series and SIV-1 (Smart Interface Vehicle) shown at Geneva earlier this month, clearly illustrates the design direction the brand is taking and what can be expected in the future.

LIV-1 dimensions: length 4.87m, width 1.95m, height 1.85m, wheelbase 2.84m

Topics: ssangyong, concept

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