SsangYong mini SUV X100 Spied: To rival Ford EcoSport on launch
With world premiere of the Ssangyong mini SUV X100, expected to take place at Geneva Motor Show in March 2014, the compact crossover was recently spotted in China. Codenamed X100 as on date, this new SsangYong car will go on sale in Europe, Korea and China later this year.
The company is also slated to launch a production version of the same in India where it will compete with the likes of Renault Duster and Ford EcoSport while it will compete with the Nissan Juke, Honda Vezel, Dacia Duster, Vauxhall Mokka and Peugeot 2008 in international markets.
SsangYong X100 could be seen in India sporting a 1.0 liter turbo petrol engine jointly developed by Mahindra and SsangYong which could make its way into other SUVs in the future. This engine is slated to receive updates with regard to variable valve timing and direct injection.
A camouflaged SsangYong mini SUV X100 was recently spotted on test in China with external dimensions closely akin to SsangYong XIV-1 concept seen at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show. With demand for compact SUVs on the rise, it can be noted that once SsanYong launches this car, their sales will receive a boost. (Images via)