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Press Release) 2012 SsangYoung XIV-2 Concept
showcases its new XIV-2 ‘convertible’ concept car at the Geneva
• Premium CUV (crossover utility vehicle) represents SsangYong’s
latest design insight
• A design that creates a ‘special and fun’ driving experience
• Spacious interior design provides the optimum driving
SsangYong Motor Company
is gaining a reputation in Europe for creative, futuristic and
advanced designs, and at this year’s Geneva Motor Show the 4x4
specialist will unveil its next groundbreaking concept.
Making its world debut in Geneva, the XIV-2 is a premium convertible
CUV (crossover utility vehicle), and follows in the tracks of
SsangYong’s XIV-1 show car, first shown at the IAA in Frankfurt,
Evolving the idea behind the first generation concept, XIV-2 (eXciting
User 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 CUV retains at its core a
dynamic, robust SUV and has been tailored through global design
clinics to appeal to young drivers in their twenties.
Environmental considerations are also at the heart of XIV-2’s
design, and the car will be equipped with various highly fuel
efficient, low CO2 technologies including:
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.
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 SUV 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.
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.
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.
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 User 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
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.