Geneva Motor Show will see the birth of SsangYong latest concept which is called XLV concept. The initials stand for eXciting smart, Lifestyle and Vehicle and serve as a means to convey the true character of the vehicle.

In addition to this the brand has also released two teaser images which in m opinion look incredible and definitely makes me inpatient to see the real car. Precisely, the XLV is a "multi-role" (as the brand call it) B-segment SUV concept which offers significantly lower CO2 emissions.

The reduce emissions are due to its mild hybrid system that combines a 1.6 litre diesel engine with an electric motor powered by a lithium ion battery. Back in 2011 the brand introduced the SsangYong XIV-1 Concept that showcased brands innovative design capabilities, strong and yet smooth lines, and perfect proportions for a compact SUV.

The XLV is 290mm longer than the XIV-1 and provides accommodation for seven passengers in an innovative 2+2+2+1 arrangement. Here the seventh seat slides between the second and third rows for optimum flexibility.

This latest concept exudes a rhythmical and dynamic exterior design and is aimed to appeal to the user seeking individuality and practicality. The wheelbase here is 2,600mm. Other dimensions are: 4,430mm length, 1,845mm width and 1,600mm height.

SsangYong XLV Concept, 1 of 2
SsangYong XLV Concept, 2 of 2

Source: SsangYong