Published on April 6th, 2015 | by Subhash Nair0
Ssangyong XAV Concept Debuts at Seoul Motor Show 2015
Ssangyong today showcased the XAV, a new concept SUV that embodies Ssangyong’s new direction for the development of its future products at the Seoul Motor Show.
The XAV was shown on Press Day along with 19 other cars, including a self-driving car that is currently in development and various mass-produced models. Ssangyong Motor’s booth emphasized the XAV’s unique shoulder wing grille design to represent the core elements of Ssangyong family look.
Ssangyong believe the XAV, which stands for eXciting Authentic SUV, embodies what SUVs were meant to be, transcending age and generations and inspiring the spirit of youth. They expect that this SUV model will re-establish their brand identity. As a new interpretation of the SUV based on a small SUV platform, the XAV pays homage to the Korando.
With an exterior designed to emphasize the unique proportions of the SUV, with sophisticated straight lines, the XAV portrays the image of an “authentic” SUV. Also, its box-like shape provides enough interior storage for a variety of outdoor activities, and the canvas roof maximizes the XAV’s openness.
The exposed spare tire and auxiliary fuel tank have been transformed into a storage space for emergency tools and equipment for outdoor activities. The XAV’s interior has been designed to meet the specific needs of passengers. The simple but wider display, increased storage spaces, and sporty bucket seats offer excellent convenience and create a comfortable atmosphere.
With a 1.6-liter engine and e-4WD system, comprising a lithium-ion battery and electric motors mounted on the front and rear wheels, the XAV achieves both power and efficiency. The vehicles’ Smart Motion Control system, consisting of Electronic Air Suspension and Stereo Vision, enhances driving comfort on rough roads, while the adoption of run-flat tires has significantly improved safety.