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SsangYong - XAV Adventure Concept

SSANGYONG SHOWCASES ITS XAV-ADVENTURE CONCEPT AT FRANKFURT

- Reinterpretation of Korando, with a contemporary twist

- Designed for the next generation and those with an active lifestyle

Development concept

XAV-Adventure is the latest compact SUV concept from SsangYong. It offers a glimpse into the future, and illustrates how the current Korando crossover could be reinterpreted as the fourth iteration of this long-lived and highly successful vehicle brand. (See note to editors below).

The XAV-Adventure concept was showcased at the Seoul Motor Show earlier this year, and will helpredefine the future direction of compact SUVs produced by SsangYong. Together with Tivoli, these new vehicles are being designed to meet the needs of the more active younger generation, who require their cars to crossover between their daily transport needs, and the activities they pursue on vacation and at weekends.

Styling concept

XAV-Adventure is a true SUV. Its chunky proportions and masculine body style draws on the look of those iconic 4x4 ‘trucks’ of yesteryear: strong, robust and with a capacious, ‘square’ and useable interior space to meet the needs of those who carry large, cumbersome sports equipment.

The design of the interior appears simple, yet is wide and highly practical. The blend of black and natural brown colourscreates a contemporary and luxurious ambiance, whilethe design imaginatively reflects the requirement for practicality. By example, a storage compartment in the rear door enables the loading ofall those extra items needed fora leisure activity trip.

The inner element of the carbon roof is a ‘convertible’ canvas roof, and affords a wide-opening space that draws you closer to the natural surroundings while providing the pleasure ‘open top’ motoring.

Performance

The vehicle is offered with the choice of 1.6 litre diesel and 1.6 litre petrol engines and is also equipped with a hybridelectric E-4WD system. The E-4WD system comprises a lithium ion battery and two rear mounted electric motors that give the option of two driving modes:hybrid fuel economymode and hybrid performance mode. The system also provides for secureoff road and urban driving.

The car features the SsangYong 3S-CUBE system. This includes a special sensing device, which together with a smart motion control system, electric air suspension and ‘stereo vision’, automatically determines the road conditions and adjusts the suspension for optimised ride comfort. On rough terrain, the suspension adjusts itself to make the ride softer while during high-speed driving, the suspension becomes firmer to increase car control by lowering the vehicle’s ride-heightto prevent roll and pitch. 

The XAV-Adventure is engineered for real off-road adventure. It offers a high ground clearance and good ramp break-over angle, and is capable of water-wading and climbing steep gradients.Run flat tyres are another safety feature on the car, with the tyre pattern suitable for on and off road driving.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION

Model

XAV-Adventure

Dimensions

Overall length

mm

4,190

Overall width

mm

1,880

Overall height

mm

1,650

Wheelbase

mm

2,600

Motor

 

10kW front motor & generator /

 30kW x 2 dual rear wheel motor

Engine

 

1,600cc petrol, 1,600cc diesel

Generator

 

2.1kWh lithium ion battery

 

SOURCE: SSANGYONG

Shows

2015  Frankfurt

Types

SUV

Picture places

SsangYong 

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