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(from SsangYong Press
Release) SsangYong e-XIV Concept
• Electric CUV
concept adds ‘range extension’ capability
• Featuring a solar-powered smart interactive system
• SsangYong builds on ground-breaking XIV & KEV - see note -
concepts to showcase its new technology capability
Building on its
previously seen XIV and KEV- see note - design concepts, SsangYong
Motor Company will showcase its latest evolution, the e-XIV
(electric - eXciting user Interface Vehicle) ‘range extender’ EV
concept at the 2012 Paris Motor Show.
SsangYong displayed its XIV 1 B segment CUV (crossover utility
vehicle) concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2011, and
the XIV 2 Coupé at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2012. Now it is
integrating its eco-friendly EV technology seen in its two pure EV
concepts - the KEV1 and KEV2, and equipping the e-XIV with a small 1
litre petrol engine to give the car real range extender capability
for longer journeys.
A distinguishing feature of the e-XIV is its glass roof. This
includes an integrated 12 solar cell panel for generating solar
power to operate the car’s auxiliary systems, while also providing
greater light, enhanced spatial comfort to the cabin and improved
Research has shown that worldwide the average daily driving distance
is less than 80km, and in EV mode, e-XIV will prove invaluable for
daily commuting. But for those who need to drive further, the car’s
range extender capability gives it a range of up to 600km.
e-XIV is based on the
XIV 2 CUV Coupé. It is a dynamic EV concept model with the emphasis
on efficient energy use through its range extender system.
The styling of e-XIV as an environmentally-friendly vehicle running
on electricity and supplemented by alternative energy, has been
built using SsangYong’s design language to create future products
that embrace its development philosophy of ‘Robust, Specialty,
e-XIV pursues crossover design through the combination of the SUV
styling of a sports coupé that is suitable both for active driving
in the country and short distance motoring around the city.
approach of ‘Robust Aesthetics’ manifests itself in the XIV concept
series through the key design elements of ‘Inner Dynamic’ & ‘Subtle
Tension’ to communicate that inner strength is built on detail and
With its rich side body volume and simple, modern lights, e-XIV
looks dynamic and progressive, presenting a contemporary look to
appeal to younger drivers.
Functional features of the e-XIV are finished in a simple, sleek
style, while the high-tech solar cell panel applied to the glass
roof maximises the emotional connection of driving in the open while
enjoying the thought that ‘free’ solar power is being harvested.
In addition, the tyres developed exclusively for the driving
efficiency of an EV, afford both comfort and safety thanks to the
tyre tread design which improves grip while reducing friction.
Inside there is a
four-bucket-seat configuration to provide comfort and privacy for
each passenger. Each seat can be positioned to create a variety of
seating combinations and a choice in space utilisation.
The interior structure evokes the sporty style of a crossover, and
blends a mix of styling cues and materials including carbon fibre.
The instrument cluster communicates with the driver using dynamic
graphics, and enables active communication between car and driver by
displaying necessary information on the centre facia in real time.
The e-XIV also combines the ‘Auto User Interface’ concept of XIV1
and XIV2 to offer a new direction for the car as a moving
communication space by combining the latest IT developments for both
automotive and personal smart devices.
Solar-powered smart interactive
The e-XIV’s glass
roof solar panel converts solar energy to electric power and
operates interior equipment such as the air conditioning, audio
system and internal lighting. Drivers can also select their
preferred method of driving by activating the car’s VCU (Vehicle
Control Unit) via a smart phone or a remote control.
Range extender electric vehicle
The e-XIV uses an 80-kW
Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor (PMSM), giving a range of 80km by
taking power from the 16-kWh lithium-ion battery. Four hours are
required for charging a fully discharged battery, and 20 minutes for
The car also features a range extending system comprising a
two-cylinder 1,000cc petrol engine and a 20-kW generator. Once the
80km distance has been achieved, the petrol engine supplies
additional power via the generator to extend the range up to 600km,
emitting just 45g/km of CO2.
Keen to position itself as a responsible, environmentally aware
global company, SsangYong Motor Company is striving to place itself
at the forefront of eco-friendly vehicle design and manufacture.
This will be achieved through the constant improvement of its
high-efficiency internal combustion engines and the development of
pure electric vehicles such as the KEV, and e-XIV range extender