Thursday, August 18, 2011

SsangYong XUV 1

SsangYong Motor Company, which was acquired by Indian conglomerate Mahindra & Mahindra, has revealed plans to unveil a brand-new crossover vehicle in September!

Named SsangYong XUV 1, the concept crossover is scheduled to make its official public premiere at the forth-coming Frankfurt Auto Show. The carmaker describes its new concept CUV as a "premium Crossover Utility Vehicle" that belongs to sub-compact car segment.

This means the XUV 1 concept is about the same size as Nissan Juke or Kia Soul crossover and slightly smaller than new Hyundai Tucson CUV.

In terms of design, the concept vehicle boasts attractive exterior layout (see the official teaser images) with a plethora of unique styling elements.The SsangYong XUV 1 features a wraparound wind-screen that extends the glass area to the large C-pillars and coach style doors.

Inside, the concept car features flexible seating layouts while all chief functions inside the cabin are controlled via mobile devices and smart instruments...

More details will be available once the vehicle makes its public debut at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show (next month).

What does this mean for Hyundai and other carmakers? Simply, more competition!

SsangYong XUV 1 image gallery:

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