South Korean brand, SsangYong is previewing the SsangYong SIV-2 SUV concept as a midsize premium SUV that may at some point be seen as the basis of a production model. SsangYong SIV-1 was showcased at Geneva two years earlier.
SsangYong SIV-2 presents itself with a mild hybrid powertrain. A 1.5-litre direct injection turbocharged petrol engine is combined with a 10-kW electric motor-generator and 500-Wh lithium ion battery. The 48-V hybrid system looks to be quiet, and reduces CO2 emissions.
SsangYong SIV-2 is large large SUV with and elevated and rugged frontier that’s focal point now is the large air intakes in the bumper. Headlights are stylised. The side profile continues with the same design language with huge wheel arches, sharp lines, muscular side body panels, and a wideish C-pillar. Lower bumper enforces a robust and purposeful look to uphold SsangYong Robust Aesthetics design theme.
On the inside, the cabin points to luxury with individual seats for four passengers on a flat woodgrain floor. The dashboard wears a clean look with most infotainment buttons and controls fitted onto a large display and a centre console button seems integral. Alcantara is used in headlining and pillars. Subtle interior lighting polishes internal refinement by accentuating interiors wood, steel and overall feel in character.
Speakers are mounted within the bucket seats to take sound close to passengers and improve feel through surround-sound experience.
The SsangYong SIV-2 (Smart Interface Vehicle) offers a glimpse into future developmental course, and is the next rung of the ladder in the Dynamic Motion design concept. It features within SsangYong’s design philosophy of ‘Nature Born 3 Motion’, a continually evolving design path for the company.
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