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2019 Geneva Motor Show: 4th generation SsangYong Korando gets unveiled

SsangYong Motor Company, the auto company from South Korea, is making its presence felt in Europe by unveiling the fourth generation of the SsangYong Korando at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. This all new model embarks on a new journey in the world of SUVs by offering not just contemporary design, but also state-of-the-art technology and the latest safety features. SsangYong Motor hopes to commence sales of the Korando in South Korea shortly, and in Europe mid-2019.

In terms of design, the new SsangYong Korando is influenced by the SsangYong SIV-2 concept unveiled at the 2016 edition of the Geneva Motor Show. This is apparent with the SUV’s front end, with a distinctive new grille and new headlight treatment. Moreover, the new Korando boasts of strongly sculptured side lines.

The contemporary exterior of the of the new SsangYong Korando is restricted in dimensions that measures 4,452 mm in length, 1,870 mm in width and 1,620 mm in height. This makes the fourth generation of the Korando longer, wider and lower than the previous model.

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SsangYong e-SIV Concept hints at future electric SUV with Level 2 Autonomy

SsangYong is practically announcing its intentions to offer an electric vehicle –an SUV competing in the C-segment – by unveiling the new SsangYong e-SIV electric concept at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. Penned under the design concept of ‘New horizon, smart dynamism,’ the new e-SIV embodies the brand’s future approach to electric vehicles, autonomous driving as well as connectivity.

Building SUVs is nothing new to SsangYong, as the South Korean carmaker prides itself as a specialist maker of utilities and other vehicles that are designed for on-the-road and off-the-road use. The brand sees the new vehicle concept as instrumental in shaping the next generation of its utilities and EVs. The new e-SIV – which stands for stands for Electronic Smart Interface Vehicle -- is SsangYong’s fifth electric car concept shown at Geneva Motor Show. It follows the KEV1 in 2010, KEV2 in 2011, e-XIV in 2012, and Tivoli EV-R in 2015.

Essentially, SsangYong developed and built the new e-SIV concept to demonstrate not just its commitment to electric vehicles, but also its approach to creating a connected mobility solution and autonomous driving. As intended, the new e-SIV is both a styling study and a technology concept.

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SsangYong shows official images of the 2018 Rexton

SsangYong earlier this month dished out the official sketches of the latest 2018 Rexton model. Soon after releasing the drawings, the South Korea-based motor company finally brings forth the official images of the lighter and more spacious SUV.

Billed as Mahindra Y400 for the Indian market, the next generation SUV’s design cues were drawn straight from the LIV-2 Concept seen at the Paris Motor Show last year.

Other than a few minor changes, the SUV’s exterior virtually appears the same as SsangYong’s concept model. For one, it has similarly designed front grille that forms a hexagonal shape with three horizontal slats, in the same way that the upward positioning of the fog lights and traditional headlamps reminds us of the LIV-2 concept in Paris.

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Here’s the latest teaser on SsangYong’s flagship model -- the 2018 Rexton

South Korean car company SsangYong recently revealed sketches of their upcoming SUV. We’re not always impressed by Korean car designs, but this one looks quite promising. Yup, it is the next-generation Rexton that was first seen at the 2016 Paris Motor Show as the LIV-2 concept. The production model will make its debut at the Seoul Motor Show next Thursday, as the company’s flagship model.

Mahindra & Mahindra, SsangYong’s parent company, acquired Italian car design firm Pininfarina in late 2015, for $28 million. Without certainty, the design company was likely involved in designing the SUV, thus the improved styling of both the exterior and the interior of the car.

The company had released several technical specifications of the Rexton. Its dimensions are: 191 inches (4,850mm) long, 75 inches (1,920 mm) wide, 71 inches (1,800) tall, and a wheelbase that extends to 113 inches (2,865mm). Many would agree that it is quite a large SUV.

Read the entire article Here’s the latest teaser on SsangYong’s flagship model -- the 2018 Rexton

SsangYong Motor Co.’s LIV-2 large premium SUV concept has made its global debut at the 2016 Paris Motor Show. LIV-2 large premium SUV concept is basically the second version of the Limitless Interface Vehicle concept that was unveiled at the Seoul Motor Show in 2013.

This concept explores and advances a unique design language while conveying the concept of ‘Dignified Motion.’ It is powered by a 2.2 liter Euro 6 diesel engine and a newly developed petrol 2.0 liter GDi turbo.

It features an interior that looks and feels like a modern executive lounge lurking within a luxury limousine. In addition, LIV-2 offers ample space in which passengers could work or relax. It also offers an array of advanced communication technologies like an integrated communication system with three displays, Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto enhanced connectivity and Wi-Fi mirroring for devices. Users could control this infotainment system through a touch panel and they would be delighted to experience ‘surround sound’ premium quality entertainment.

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SsangYong Motor Company revealed to the international media its latest Smart Interface Vehicle, the SsangYong SIV-2. This was during the 2016 Geneva Motor Show held in Switzerland. The first version, the SIV-1, was first unveiled at the same show two years and with this new premium midsize SUV development concept, the company hopes to take this 'Dynamic Motion' design concept to the next level.

This midsize SUV is based on the company’s 'Robust, Specialty, Premium' development theme. Under this new concept, SsangYong hopes to provide an emotional interface between the car and driver which it will then progress to become the key strategic model of its product range.

CEO Choi Johng-sik shared that when the company first launched in 2015 its Tivoli B-segment crossover, it showed that the company had the ability to design, manufacture, and then sell a modern-day car that was able to meet customer preferences.

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Many people may not be familiar with the name SsangYong but all that is about to change with its release of the XAV-Adventure Concept, which was unveiled at 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. This compact SUV is expected to offer a peek into the future with a reinterpretation for the fourth iteration of the Korando crossover.

The Korando is currently SsangYong’s longest and most successful brand. SsangYong is proud to say that the XAV-Adventure is truly an SUV. The masculine body style and the chunky proportions evoke memories of the iconic 4x4 ‘trucks.’

Much like these trucks, the XAV-Adventure is robust, strong, and has usable and roomy interior space that is able to meet the demands of those who want to bring bulky and large sporting equipment. Performance-wise, XAV-Adventure has the hybrid electric E-4WD system with the 1.6-liter engine that can come in either the petrol or diesel version.

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SsangYong will begin offering the Tivoli B-segment SUV this summer in the UK – a car that’s expected “to put SsangYong on the map and change brand perceptions,” according to Paul Williams, CEO of SsangYong Motor UK. It has a starting price of only £12,950.

Williams said that the customer wins with the purchase of this car, which he describes as “modern, safe, well-built and comprehensively equipped” and with unmatched price and warranty.

He also praised the car for its style, value for money, and interior finish. He believes that anyone looking for a small SUV should consider the Tivoli. Its range consists of three main model options - SE, EX and ELX.

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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.

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Mahindra and Mahindra and subsidiary SsangYong Motor Co. will roll out their first jointly developed engine in the first quarter of 2015, according to Pawan Goenka, president of Mahindra's automotive and farm equipment sectors. SsangYong plans to fit the engine in its X100 compact SUV that will be introduced next year.

"Mahindra most likely will have a ... version of it on that [X100] platform," he said. Goenka, who is also chairman of SsangYong, added that there are future products that the companies will collaborate on using a common platform. He expects the Mahindra and SsangYong to eventually build six engines that will entail gasoline and diesel variants.

Mahindra will also launch two of its own compact SUVs and a commercial vehicle in 2015, Goenka said, adding that the company has no plans to introduce any passenger vehicles this year.

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At the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, SsangYong will bring the XLV Concept, a rival for the Ford EcoSport. SsangYong already released to sketches of its new concept and as expected it previews an upcoming production model that is currently under development. Described as a multi-role B-segment SUV concept, the XLV has seven seats in three rows of two, while additional seat slides between the second and third rows.

Moreover, the XLV is 290 mm longer than the XIV-1 Concept a.k.a. its predecessor and showcases company’s new design philosophy ‘Nature born 3 motion’.

The SsangYong XLV Concept has a length of 4,430 mm, a width of 1,845 mm and a height of 1,600 mm. Under the hood, there is a 1.6-liter diesel engine mated to an electric motor that takes its energy from a lithium ion battery. Unfortunately, SsangYong did not release any performance figures but stay tuned as more details will be revealed!

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SsangYong has released the official details about the launch of its new Rexton W SUV. Slated to start selling in the UK in the winter, the Rexton W will have a starting price of £21,995, increasing to £25,320 for a top-spec model. It is equipped with a 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel engine that offers an output of 153bhp and 266lb ft of torque.

This engine can be mated to either a six-speed manual or a five-speed automatic transmission. All-wheel drive can be engaged by the driver. The Rexton W utilizes double wishbone and coil spring suspension at the front, and a five-link rigid axle with coil springs at the rear. Premium materials are used by the inside of the Rexton W, creating an environment that SsangYong claims is "extremely practical in everyday use.”

It is a seven-seater and its rearmost row of seats is stored under the floor. It has the following standard equipment: cruise control, air conditioning, a leather steering wheel and a stereo with iPod and Bluetooth connectivity. What the higher-spec EX model gets are an electric driver's seat, leather upholstery and rear parking sensors.

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The new and very unique SsangYong Turismo is now available in the United Kingdom. Measuring over 5 meters long with a 3-meter wheelbase, the SsangYong Turismo is larger than a standard sized MPV like the Ford Galaxy, Renault Grand Scenic or SEAT Alhambra, but is still a car compared to van-derived vehicles.

Its length means the SsangYong Turismo offers large interior space, allowing it to carry up to seven adult passengers and 875 liters of luggage, or two adults and 3,146 liters of load space. The SsangYong Turismo could be configured to seven alternative passenger and load combinations. SsangYong designed the Turismo to appeal as a family, leisure and business transportation.

That is why the Turismo is blessed with a multi-role flexibility and exceptional ride comfort. Boasts of equipment levels of a luxury saloon, the Turismo carries a starting price of just £17,995. Paul Williams, chief executive of SsangYong Motor UK, remarked that new Turismo is a “compelling proposition,” thanks to its flexible design layout, luxurious interior and highly competitive pricing.

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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.

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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. 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 concept 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.

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SsangYong is preparing to launch its new Rodius MPV in Europe. It wasn’t a quick climb. In fact, this car took nearly three years and a $165 million investment to develop. This car offers the flexibility of multiple roles as well as the ride comfort and features of a luxury saloon. It also comes in a new shape.

The new Rodius comes with a dynamically strong and unique appearance due to major features like its inventive and flexible design layout, lavish interior and competitive position in the market. It will start selling in Europe and other export markets later in the year. SsangYong’s designers made sure that its new MPV has a distinctive and innovative appearance that consumers and observers will appreciate.

The designers set out to make it sporty as well as lush and dignified to match with the many roles of this car. The car offers both a fluidity and strength. Its front features a hexagonal shaped radiator grille and trapezoidal bumper while the overall design has masked its big exterior volume.

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SsangYong Motor UK’s new Korando Sports utility pick-up will have its introduction this autumn, a year after it was unveiled as the SUT-1 (sport utility) concept at international motor shows in 2011 and months after its production version was displayed at the Geneva Motor show in March. Korando Sports is marketed as a good blend of a passenger car, a double cab and commercial pick-up.

The utility pick-up features the suspension, engine and cabin finesse of a passenger car; the silhouette, rooming and seating for five of a double cab; and the working ability of a commercial pick-up. The new Korando Sports is targeted towards consumers looking for a working vehicle that impresses the practicality of four-wheel drive and the towing capability to haul up to 2.3 tonnes.

Korando Sports is perfect for any activity, whether as a trailer, a workhorse or even as a family car. According to SsangYong Motors, the new Korando Sports draws on the carmaker’s growing reputation for producing extremely competent off-road vehicles.

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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.

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SsangYong Motor UK has made new appointments at Wolverhampton and Hereford. In addition, three dealerships -- which were former service agents -- have also taken up the new vehicle franchise to represent the brand in Leicestershire, Lutterworth, Kent and Strabane, Larkfield, Northern Ireland and County Tyrone. Paul Williams, the company's chief executive officer, commented that they have worked "really hard" through the past few mounts to discuss as many potential dealers as possible. He added that "this is really paying dividends."

Williams further stated that they have been "leaning on an open door and people are only too keen to meet." Among the reasons being cited are the SsangYong heritage for producing well-engineered, honest and reliable vehicles, the company's market leading 5 year limitless mileage warranty and the great press reception to the company's new Korando crossover.

According to Williams, the company continues to seek for dealers to take on the franchise in various open points across England, Scotland and Wales.  Among these points are Aberdeen, Inverness, Newcastle, Borders, Leeds, Teesside, Sheffield, Bradford, Greater Manchester, Nottingham, Coventry, Liverpool, Leicester, Watford, Exeter, Reading, Southampton, London/South East, Mid & North Wales.

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SsangYoung has unveiled the full production SUT-1 ‘Sports Utility Truck’, which has been highly anticipated ever since the four-door pickup concept was displayed at the Geneva Motor Show last March. There are very few changes when it comes to design but several luxury features have disappeared altogether.

The headlamps, taillights, grille and bumpers appear the same but they have been dulled somewhat. It is powered by SsangYoung’s efficient Euro 5 compliant 2.0-liter diesel that delivers 155hp and 360 Nm of torque between 1,500 and 2,800 rpm.

The power is distributed to the back. Consumers may opt for the part-time 4WD and a six-sped automatic. The model that comes with a manual boasts of having an EU economy rating of 7.1 liters per 100 km. It offers a CO2 emissions rating of 186 g/Km.

Read the entire article Production version of SsangYong SUT-1 unveiled