Report – Ssangyong X100 compact SUV to launch in early 2015 with 1.6L engine
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An Indian launch is undecided however.
Ssangyong’s upcoming compact SUV, the X100, will launch in early 2015 with a 1.6-liter engine, company sources told AutoHome at the Guangzhou Auto Show. Further the publication was told that the X100 will be available with 2WD and 4WD from the time of launch.
Based on an all-new monocoque platform, the X100 is an instrumental product for Ssangyong to double its sales by 2016. It will look to tap into the growing SUV market in regions like China and Europe, though its home market in Korea will be the first to get the X100, reports say.
The Mahindra-owned Korean carmaker previewed the design of the X100 by way of the XIV Air and XIV Adventure concepts at the Paris Motor Show last month. The XIV Adventure is the more realistic concept of the two, thanks to its conventional roof primarily.
Speaking of Mahindra, the company is yet to take a decision on launching the X100 in India, Mr. Pravin Shah, Chief Executive of Automotive Division, Mahindra, told Indian Autos Blog. “If the X100 has an opportunity in India, surely we’ll consider it”, he said.
Competitors: Nissan Juke, Peugeot 2008, Ford EcoSport, Hyundai ix25
Expected Price: Below 15,000 GBP (INR 15 lakhs), ex-Showroom
Launch date in Korea: Early 2015
Ssangyong XIV Air Concept – Image Gallery
Ssangyong XIV Adventure Concept – Image Gallery
[Source – AutoHome]