SsangYong previews its new Juke rival

2014-11-27 18:52:26

SsangYong has taken another step towards showing us its new baby SUV by unveiling two concept cars – the XIV-Air (open top version) and XIV-Adventure (rugged off-road version). Both concept cars are the best indications we have about the company’s new X100 which is expected to get its full debut in 2015. The Korean-built X100 will be expecting to go head-to-head with its Japanese arch enemy, the Nissan Juke.

Both concept models offer chunky styling and wraparound headlights. The XIV-Air is an open top model that comes with a targa roof. It can also be considered a future rival to the Vauxhall Adam Rocks Air and Fiat 500C. It will sit below the SsangYong Korando. The XIV-Adventure is a more traditional small 4x4 off-roader with beefier styling and a chunky body kit and will be set to rival the Renault Captur and Vauxhall Mokka. It boasts a very large roof rack.

Both cars will be powered by a choice of 1.6-litre engines, in either petrol or diesel formats and are mated to either a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic gearbox. Both have been confirmed as meeting Europe’s strict Euro6 emission standards.

The concept models measure 4,195mm in length and sit on a 2,600mm wheelbase.

The vehicles will feature dual-zone climate control, a reversing camera, climate controlled electric front seats, keyless entry and a touch-screen infotainment system that will include Bluetooth connectivity and smartphone-mirroring capability.

The initials XIV stand for ‘eXciting use-Interface Vehicle’. The SsangYong X100 is due to arrive in the summer of next year. In terms of pricing, first4auto are forecasting somewhere in the region of £12,000.

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Reported By

Andrew Merritt-Morling

Chief Editor