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.