Nissan Juke rival SsangYong XIV-2 Convertible Crossover heads to Geneva Motor Show

SsangYong has announced that they will be display their new XIV-2 Convertible Crossover at the 82nd Geneva Motor Show that will be held in March this year. It was the XIV-1 concept that was showcased at the IAA International Auto Show in 2011 at Frankfurt and now the company is excited about this new XIV-2 concept which they have been busy developing. XIV-2 will be projected as a premium Crossover Utility Vehicle, the design of which is an amalgamation of power and strength of an SUV along with style and comforts of a sports coupe.

The XIV-2 soft top roof opens at the touch of a button and its exterior design coupled with interior luxuries is sure to appeal to the new sports loving and dynamic younger generation. The convertible possesses both diesel and petrol engines complying with all Euro VI emission rules and will measure 13.6 feet in length, 5.97 feet in width and 5.13 feet in height with 8.53 feet of wheelbase. Further details will be revealed once the convertible is put on display.

With this new concept, SsangYong, the fourth largest car manufacturer in South Korea, plans on penetrating the European car industry. It is believed that SsangYong XIV-2 concept will rival the popular Nissan Juke in Europe. Nissan Juke is priced at £14,000 (€16,700) and SsangYong is planning to launch XIV-2 concept with a similar price tag in Europe.

Press Release

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 XIV-2 concept to be shown at the Geneva Motor Show

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.