The SsangYong XLV Concept (eXciting smart Lifestyle Vehicle) became official at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. The XLV is the latest iteration in a series of multi-interface concepts which began with the XIV-1 Concept, and provides enough space to accommodate seven passengers with an innovative 2+2+2+1 arrangement.
Inspired by the association of the power and dynamism of nature, the new XLV Concept features SsangYong’s new design design philosophy, ‘Nature born - 3 Motion’. The latest XVL Concept is based on the theme of ‘Rhythmical Motion’. The front look harmonises with the grille and headlights and presents a slim and wide image also evident on previous XIV series concepts notably the SIV-1 and LIV-1.
Inside, the shape of a bird’s wings in flight influences the dashboard and the front area, while the honeycomb graphics illumination on the orange red trim line is inspired by the emotion of spotting fireflies in the dark.
Still, the key feature of the interior remains the 2+2+2+1 seating layout. The double layer glass is a special touch and using a fine particle film sandwiched between the glass layers it gives the driver the possibility to change the level of illumination and brightness for maximum comfort.
Powered by a 48V hybrid system, the SsangYong XLV Concept uses a 1.6-litre diesel engine and a 10kW electric motor.