SsangYong Motor Company is gaining a reputation in Europe for creative, futuristic and advanced designs, and at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show the 4x4 specialist will unveil its next groundbreaking concept.
Making its world debut at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, the XIV-2 is a premium convertible CÚV (crossover utility vehicle), and follows in the tracks of SsangYong XIV-1 Concept, first shown at the IAA in Frankfurt, September 2011.
Evolving the idea behind the first generation concept, SsangYong XIV-2 (eXciting Úser Interface Vehicle 2) has been developed into a vehicle that offers 'a special experience with fun'. Central to that fun element is an advanced convertible roof to give driver and passengers a rich 'wind in the hair' experience whether travelling on or off road.
XIV-2 is SsangYong's strategic global model, and has harnessed every element of the company's design and engineering expertise from its inception. B segment in size, this CÚV retains at its core a dynamic, robust SÚV and has been tailored through global design clinics to appeal to young drivers in their twenties.
Environmental considerations are also at the heart of SsangYong XIV-2's design, and the car will be equipped with various highly fuel efficient, low CO2 technologies including:
•Euro VI compliant 1.6 petrol and diesel engines
•Efficient six speed manual or automatic transmission
•Idle Stop and Go (ISG)
Representing a strategic milestone for SsangYong, XIV-2 will be launched in various body styles including 5 door, 3 door, coupé and an extended body version.
Embodying SsangYong's design philosophy of 'Robust Aesthetics Realisation', XIV-2 moves forward from the previous XIV-1 design with progressive styling cues. Showing how drivers can enjoy the aesthetics of an SÚV along with the benefits of a B segment car, XIV-2's design combines the appeal of an active, urban model with the dynamic shape of a coupé.
Engine : 1.6 L., 4-cylinder
In profile, the body blends fast, confident lines with strong themes creating a dynamic silhouette. Carbon fibre trim gives a sense of the SsangYong's nimble, lightweight feel while the aerodynamic shape will appeal to active young drivers.
SsangYong XIV-2 features a fabric roof with a one-touch automatic operating system to provide open air driving enjoyment with ease.
Inside, the concept's design continues the dynamic design with refined simplicity carried over from the XIV-1. Red colour highlights on the dials emphasise the SsangYong's dynamics, with every part of the cabin styled to enhance driving pleasure.
SsangYong XIV-2's cabin controls are integrated into one central system and managed using a centre console mounted screen. Smart and mobile devices use an Auto Úser Interface to provide passengers with a moving communication space. Maximum space is assured for occupants thanks to four independent bucket seats creating a comfortable and luxurious environment, and the car's colour palette works in harmony with specialist materials and finishes including aluminium and carbon fibre.
SsangYong's design philosophy focuses on conveying 'driving fun' through its experimental and progressive design spirit. Just as XIV-2 reflects SsangYong's design principle now, the same ethos will be displayed in all future concept vehicles.Source - Ssang Yong
Ssangyong Motor to unveil the images of its premium CUV concept car XIV-2
- Ssangyong announces styling concept of brand new XIV-2 as 'Special Experience with Joy'
- New concept car design a combination of sports coupe and compact SÚV
- XIV-2 is a premium CÚV concept car developed as a global strategic model
On Feb. 15, 2012, Ssangyong Motor revealed the rendering of its premium CÚV concept car XIV-2, which will make its worldwide debut on March at the 82nd Geneva International Motor Show in Switzerland.
Ssangyong's brand new concept car XIV-2 (eXciting user-Interface Vehicle) is a premium CÚV concept car developed as a global strategic model following the XIV-1, which was introduced at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, 2011. The new model is a combination of sports coupe and compact SÚV created based on the styling concept, 'Special Experience with Joy.'
The XIV-2 is an entry-level SÚV concept model, fully satisfying the basic elements expected from an SÚV such as dynamism and power. It has a unique future-oriented design inspired by the lines of a sports coupe, to satisfy the tastes of young drivers.
The new model offers an automatic soft-top system that enables one-touch open and close, maximizes driving enjoyment through a variety of sophisticated functional elements. With all its functions, the XIV-2 promises to meet drivers' needs aesthetically and emotionally.
Moreover, the XIV-2 presents the philosophy of Ssangyong's product development which maximizes driving satisfaction through an advanced IT-based user interface. The concept car offers a dynamic interior design with the choice of various colors and elements, realizing the mobile auto system which offers two-way communication.Source - Ssang Yong