The Ssangyong SIV-1 that made its debut at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show is the next iteration of the XIV concept that was first viewed at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show. The Ssangyong SIV-1, which is intended to be a styling concept, is a crossover that’s comparable to that of the Kia Sportage and the Nissan Qashqai.
The SIV-1 aims to sum up Ssangyong's new design language of 'Nature Born 3 Motion'. The SIV-1 uses the theme of creating a dynamic presence, which is why it gets the prominent strikes in the body, thin glasshouse and bold front grille/bumper. The interior of the SIV-1 has a minimalist look, with the main feature being a big central screen.
The Mobile Auto System is controlled by the screen. This feature permits content from a smartphone or tablet to be used through the car. It is also equipped with four individual bucket seats that offer the sporty but safe spirit of driving that’s expected from a sports coupe.
Even with its concept status, Ssangyong has disclosed technical information on two engines for the SIV-1. It is available with either a petrol variant (a 1.6-litre turbo with 202bhp and 206lb ft) or a diesel version (a 1.6 with 148bhp and 265lb ft.). The two are offered with either a six-speed manual or dual-clutch transmission.