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SsangYong - XIV-2

SSANGYONG XIV-2 CONCEPT

- SsangYong showcases its new XIV-2 ‘convertible’ concept car at the Geneva Motor Show

- Premium CUV (crossover utility vehicle) represents SsangYong’s latest design insight

- A design that creates a ‘special and fun’ driving experience

- Spacious interior design provides the optimum driving environment

SsangYong Motor Company is gaining a reputation in Europe for creative, futuristic and advanced designs, and at this year’s Geneva Motor Show the 4x4 specialist will unveil its next groundbreaking concept.

Making its world debut in Geneva, the XIV-2 is a premium convertible CUV (crossover utility vehicle), and follows in the tracks of SsangYong’s XIV-1 show car, first shown at the IAA in Frankfurt, September 2011.

Evolving the idea behind the first generation concept, XIV-2 (eXciting User Interface Vehicle 2) has been developed into a vehicle that offers ‘a special experience with fun’. Central to that fun element is an advanced convertible roof to give driver and passengers a rich ‘wind in the hair’ experience whether travelling on or off road.

XIV-2 is SsangYong’s strategic global model, and has harnessed every element of the company’s design and engineering expertise from its inception. B segment in size, this CUV retains at its core a dynamic, robust SUV and has been tailored through global design clinics to appeal to young drivers in their twenties.

Environmental considerations are also at the heart of XIV-2’s design, and the car will be equipped with various highly fuel efficient, low CO2 technologies including:

- EuroVI compliant 1.6 petrol and diesel engines

- Efficient six speed manual or automatic transmission

- Idle Stop and Go (ISG)

Representing a strategic milestone for SsangYong, XIV-2 will be launched in various body styles including 5 door, 3 door, coupé and an extended body version.

Styling Concept

Embodying SsangYong’s design philosophy of ‘Robust Aesthetics Realisation’, XIV-2 moves forward from the previous XIV-1 design with progressive styling cues. Showing how drivers can enjoy the aesthetics of an SUV along with the benefits of a B segment car, XIV-2’s design combines the appeal of an active, urban model with the dynamic shape of a coupé.

In profile, the body blends fast, confident lines with strong themes creating a dynamic silhouette. Carbon fibre trim gives a sense of the SsangYong’s nimble, lightweight feel while the aerodynamic shape will appeal to active young drivers.

XIV-2 features a fabric roof with a one-touch automatic operating system to provide open air driving enjoyment with ease.

Inside, the concept’s design continues the dynamic design with refined simplicity carried over from the XIV-1. Red colour highlights on the dials emphasise the SsangYong’s dynamics, with every part of the cabin styled to enhance driving pleasure.

XIV-2’s cabin controls are integrated into one central system and managed using a centre console mounted screen. Smart and mobile devices use an Auto User Interface to provide passengers with a moving communication space. Maximum space is assured for occupants thanks to four independent bucket seats creating a comfortable and luxurious environment, and the car’s colour palette works in harmony with specialist materials and finishes including aluminium and carbon fibre.

SsangYong’s design philosophy focuses on conveying ‘driving fun’ through its experimental and progressive design spirit. Just as XIV-2 reflects SsangYong’s design principle now, the same ethos will be displayed in all future concept vehicles.

TECHNICAL DATA

Model

XIV-2

Engine

Petrol

Diesel

Transmission

6MT

6AT

6MT

6AT

Dimensions

Overall length

mm

4,166

Overall width

mm

1,820

Overall height

mm

1,566

Wheelbase

mm

2,600

Engine

Litre

 

1.6L

1.6L

Number of cylinders

 

4 in-line

4 in-line

Power

ps

125

130

Torque

Nm

158

300

Curb Weight

kg

1,170

1,190

1,260

1,280

CO2

g / km

121

127

106

112

 

SOURCE: SsangYong


Geneva International Motor Show 2012

Stand: 4131

SsangYong will showcase its new XIV-2 ‘convertible’ concept car at the 82nd Geneva Motor Show in March, a successor to the XIV-1 concept presented at IAA International Motor Show, Frankfurt 2011.

SsangYong is developing the XIV-2 (eXciting User Interface Vehicle 2) concept as a premium CUV (crossover utility vehicle).  A strategic model for the global market, its styling cue is based around ‘a special experience with fun’, and blends the characteristics of a robust and powerful SUV with the dynamic style of an open top sports coupé.

XIV-2 features a one-touch automatic opening soft-top roof to provide ‘wind in the hair’ driving enjoyment, and with its futuristic and aesthetic appearance is designed to appeal to the younger generation.

Measuring 4,166mm (length) x 1,820mm (width) x 1,566mm (height) and with a 2,600mm wheelbase, XIV-2 will be equipped with eco-friendly, fuel efficient 1.6 litre diesel and petrol engines meeting Euro VI emission regulations.

SOURCE: SsangYong

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2012  Geneva
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