SsangYong reveals SUT-1 and XIV-1

14 Sep, 2011 4:56pm Mark Griffiths

SsangYong showcases XIV-1 SUV concept and production-ready SUT-1 pick-up

SsangYong is back with a vengeance, revealing not one but two new models for Frankfurt.

First up is the XIV-1 concept that appears to take design cues from the Range Rover Evoque.

The concept showcases SsangYong’s future design direction, with the XIV-1 name derived from the phrase ‘eXciting user Interface Vehicle’, and aimed at highlighting the show car’s interaction with driver and passengers.

The concepts large glasshouse and floating roof give the compact SUV more than a striking resemblance to the latest baby Range Rover, while LED headlamps feature alongside coach doors that do away with the B-pillars.

Inside SsangYong’s designers have named the concept ‘each one & all together’, allowing all four seats to rotate 360 degrees in addition to a bold instrument panel featuring aluminium dials and extensive blue Mood lighting.

Technical details are limited, but buyers can expect the production model to feature both 1.6litre petrol and diesel engines, with prices starting at around £20,000.

Alongside the XIV-1 concept SsangYong has also revealed the production SUT-1 pick-up. Keeping design elements from this years Geneva concept, the Pick-up Features Part-time 4WD and a 2.0-litre diesel engine. Set to do battle with the likes of VW’s new Amarokand the Ford Ranger, the model sticks to the brands new ‘Robust, Specialist, Premium’ philosophy, offering generous standard equipment such as Bluetooth and a rear view camera.

Potentials buyers can expect the rugged pick-up to be competitively priced next to rivals, starting around £16,000.
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