Ssangyong has officially unwrapped its latest creation, the XLV SUV Concept at the on-going 2014 Geneva Motor Show that is slated to pave the way for future Ssangyong models. The new XLV Concept is actually the second generation model of the XIV-1 Concept that was shown at the Frankfurt Motor Show back in 2011.
XLV stands for ‘exciting smart vehicle lifestyle’, with Ssangyong claiming the concept blends practicality and purpose with an exciting and enjoyable driving experience. The headlight design has been incorporated into the front grille design, while wider D-pillars with black detailing is a design cue adopted from other Ssangyong concept models. The seven-seater SUV, which measures 4,430mm in length, 1,845mm in width and 1,600mm in height features clever seating configuration in 2+2+2+1 arrangement. The middle seat of the second row can be swapped to third row, depending on need.
The interior also debuts the new advanced interactive communication system called ‘3S-Cube’, which comprises of Smart-Link - a system which updates various functions and control systems including permanent connection to smart electronic devices, while also providing a situation awareness program that gives you auto cruise control, lane-keeping assistance and auto emergency brake, Safe-Way - a system that sports a number of features to ensure driving convenience and Special-Sense - a system which enables the user to design their own interment cluster information and presentation.
Powering the Ssangyong XLV Concept is a 1.6-Litre diesel engine in conjunction with a 10kW electric motor and lithium-ion batteries and is claimed to emit just 98g/km when fitted with a manual gearbox. The automatic variant is slightly less efficient with CO2 emissions of 109g/km.
The production version of the Ssangyong XLV SUV Concept is expected to be ready in 2015.