XAV-Adventure Leads SsangYong's Frankfurt Plans
8 Septembre 2015 - Autoblog
South Korean SUV maker SsangYong has dreams of one day selling its models in the US, but that time could be quite a long time coming, if ever. Until then, the Frankfurt Motor Show offers an opportunity to check out the brand's latest work.
This year the company has three European debuts there, and all of them are based the latest Tivoli.
The XAV-Adventure imagines a future compact SUV for the brand. The design features chunky, off-road styling that looks reminiscent of a smaller, more modern take on the classic Toyota Land Cruiser. An earlier version of the concept was shown at this year's Seoul Motor Show as a preview of the brand's next-gen Korando.
After debuting in Geneva, the Tivoli gets now gets a diesel engine in Europe. The 1.6-liter oil-burner is offered with a manual or automatic gearbox, plus optional four-wheel drive. One step larger is the XLV-Air concept that previews a longer body with the same powertrain range that's coming next year. The tweaks are most apparent in the extra length in the rear glass behind the C-pillar, plus the red accents in the front and rear bumper catch the eye.