Sport utility vehicle specialist SsangYong Motor Co. has launched its latest vehicle, the premium convertible crossover utility vehicle (CUV) XIV-2 at the 82nd Geneva Motor Show. The CUV, whose moniker XIV-2 means eXciting User Interface Vehicle 2, is an offshoot of the first concept, XIV-1, shown at the IAA in Frankfurt in September 2011.
Since the first concept, SsangYong made sure of its evolution into a vehicle that offers “a special experience with fun.” To make that happen, SsangYong fitted an advanced convertible roof that allows driver and passengers to experience having ‘wind in the hair’ while on the move. SsangYong built the XIV-2 based from its design philosophy of ‘Robust Aesthetics Realisation,’ differentiating it from the older concept design by implementing progressive styling cues.
The XIV-2’s design seamlessly combines the aesthetics of an SUV with the benefits of a B segment car. The XIV-2 undertakes the dynamic shape of a coupé while retaining the appeal of an active, urban model. The SsangYong XIV-2 is endowed with carbon fibre trim that gives it a lightweight feel and an aerodynamic shape that attracts active young drivers.
The XIV-2 concept features a fabric roof that could be opened with ease using a one-touch automatic operating system to provide. The concept car’s interior is blessed with the refined simple design inherited from the XIV-1. The dials are highlighted with the red color to emphasize the company’s dynamics.
"XIV-2’s cabin controls are integrated into one central system and managed using a centre console mounted screen. Smart and mobile devices use an Auto User Interface to provide passengers with a moving communication space. Maximum space is assured for occupants thanks to four independent bucket seats creating a comfortable and luxurious environment, and the car’s colour palette works in harmony with specialist materials and finishes including aluminium and carbon fibre." said the press release.