SsangYong has unveiled its new XLV concept (which stands for eXciting smart Lifestyle Vehicle) at this 2014 Geneva Motor Show.
The 7-seater SsangYong XLV Concept SUV is the latest iteration in a series of multi-interface concepts which were first seen with the XIV-1 which was shown back in 2011 at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
Design characteristicsSsangYong says the XLV is a genuine multi-role vehicle for both urban driving and the pursuit of outdoor leisure activities.
The design of the XLV has been inspired by the association of the power and dynamism of nature, and SsangYong’s new design philosophy, ‘Nature born - 3 Motion’, the central theme of the brand’s vehicle design language that was first articulated in the XIV concept series.
The crossover is 290 mm longer than the XIV-1 concept and provides room for seven passengers. The front end features harmonic grille and headlights, while the rear has a two-tone black effect to the roof and solid lines, closing in massive exhaust tips. The roof is mostly made from a piece of glass that can be switched from transparent to opaque electronically, while the suicide doors open wide and make it easy to peer inside.
Spacious passenger and load areas highlight the car’s interior with an innovative 2+2+2+1 seats arrangement, where the seventh seat slides between the second and third rows for optimum flexibility.
PowertrainThe SsangYong XLV Concept is powered by a 48V hybrid system that combines a 1.6-litre diesel engine and a 10 kW electric motor powered by a high performance 500 Wh lithium ion battery. The Korean company says that a CO2 level some 10% lower than its competitors has been achieved, while also making ownership, driving and refuelling extremely practical.
The XLV is just a concept for now, however SsangYong says the XLV will become "one of its core strategic models to underpin its future growth."