Keeping up with its new tradition, Ssangyong has prepared two design concepts to be debuted at the Frankfurt Motor Show which commences on September 15 (media day). The Ssangyong XAV-Adventure and XAV-Air preview what is cooking at the Indian-owned South Korean SUV specialist’s R&D department.
The XAV-Adventure concept is an angry looking boxy SUV with outlandish elements. The concept reinterprets the Korando SUV, says the company. While the current gen Korndo is a relatively laid back urban crossover, the concept hints that Ssangyong may give the next model a whole new appeal with a rugged character.
The SUV targets young and active customers with its ‘authentic’ SUV traits such as good off-roadability.
The Ssangyong XAV-Air is equally sporty and dramatic but has an air of familiarity to it. The design study previews the longer version of the Tivoli crossover which debuted last year. The upcoming variant will accommodate a third row of seats (5+2 configuration).
Ssangyong has confirmed that the production version will be powered by 1.6-litre petrol and diesel engines with six-speed manual and automatic transmissions. Both two- and all-wheel drive variants will be in the offing.