Ssangyong revealed its XIV-Air and XIV-Adventure concepts in Paris which is expected to on-sale in Korea from early 2015.

PATENT SKETCHES of the XIV have already leaked out and the Paris reveal of both the XIV-Air and XIV-Adventure have confirmed that the show cars will change very little in the transition to production.

According to Ssangyong, the XIV concepts are based on the brand’s design philosophy of ‘Robust, Specialty and Premium’ and “intended to create a close and emotive connection with owners, this B-segment SUV will become one of SsangYong’s most significant strategic models”.

“The XIV-Air and XIV-Adventure are equipped with several new technologies including a Stop/Start fuel saving system and three mode smart steering with electric power assistance, in addition to an all-wheel drive (AWD) system which SsangYong offers on all its SUV models,” a statement read.

“To optimise comfort and convenience for the driver and passengers, features include a smart Bluetooth audio system, ventilated driver’s seat, digital dual-zone air conditioning, rear view parking camera, a sunroof and trip computer.  A high level of safety is also assured thanks to advanced ESP, seven air bags (dual front, side, curtain and driver’s knee) and high intensity discharge (HID) headlights.

“And to meet the most stringent environmental legislation and fuel efficiency requirements, XIV comes with a choice of 1.6 litre petrol and 1.6 diesel Euro 6 engines to ensure low CO² emissions,” a statement read.

The XIV is likely to arrive in Australia late in 2015, although we don’t yet know that for sure. We’ll share more information as it comes to hand.


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