SsangYong at the Geneva Motor Show

SsangYong is set to debut two concepts at this year’s Geneva Motor Show; the XLV and SIV-2.

SsangYong XLV

SsangYong has announced it will showcase the all-new XLV concept and SIV-2 concept at the Geneva Motor Show, next month.

SsangYong‘s XLV was shown as the XLV Air concept at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show and following favourable feedback, the company has decided put the car into production.

Sharing the same platform and 2,600mm wheelbase as the Tivoli, the XLV features a lengthened body from behind the C pillar, an increase of 235mm over the standard car, expanding the load capacity to a huge 720 cubic litres of space.

Styling cues fro the Tivoli have stayed, with its SUV body and sports coupe look, with floating roofline. It will be offered with a choice of a Euro 6 compliant 1.6-litre petrol engine or a 1.6-litre diesel unit, mated to the option of a 6-speed manual transmission or 6-speed Aisin automatic, and two-wheel drive or four wheel drive.

The SIV-2 is the next version of the SIV-1, which made its debut at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. The SIV-2 is a mild hybrid, powered by a 1.5-litre direct injection turbocharged petrol engine combined with a 10kW electric motor-generator and a 500Wh lithium ion battery. This creates a 48V mild hybrid system. It also features a lightweight body, a low centre of gravity and a chassis and suspension system that can be further developed to create alternative models with high efficiency powertrains such as HEV, PHEV and EV.

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