Ssangyong SIV-2 SUV concept teased ahead of Geneva show – IAB Report


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Previews a mid-size crossover expected to launch in 2018.

Ssangyong has revealed design sketches of the Ssangyong SIV-2 concept, which will make its debut at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. It is an evolution of the Ssangyong SIV-1 concept revealed almost three years ago at the same venue.

Ssangyong SIV-2 concept front three quarter teased
The SIV-2 is an evolution of the Ssangyong SIV-1 concept revealed almost three years ago.

The exterior will draw influence from the “Robust, Speciality, Premium” design language and will become a key model in SsangYong’s product range. The company boasts of lightweight construction a low center of gravity, while the platform can support a range of powertrains, including hybrids and pure electric motors.

The powertrain in the SIV-2 comprises of a turbocharged 1.5-liter gasoline engine paired to an electric motor powered by a lithium-ion battery pack. According to Ssangyong, the 48V mild-hybrid offers “quiet and efficient driving, reduced CO2 emissions and silent running when idling and at slow speeds.”

Ssangyong SIV-2 concept interior teased
The company boasts of lightweight construction a low center of gravity in the SIV-2.

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The SIV-2 a mid-size crossover that is expected to arrive in showroom in 2018 and rival entry-level midsize crossovers like the Nissan Qashqai.

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