Study shows Korea-Kodiaq

Cologne, February 20, 2017

SsangYong showed the study of seater SUV XAV on 2015-IAA in Frankfurt. In Geneva, the Koreans let US now know how one imagines the big brother. The concept car XAVL (which quite immodest stands for "eXciting Authentic vehicle Long") is a seven-seater SUV that SsangYong offers the versatility of a van and is inspired by the second generation of Korando from the 1990s. The Outlook on a future SsangYong-mid-size SUV should be 4.65 meters long round and aimed especially at vehicles like the new Skoda Kodiaq or the Nissan X-trail.

Spacious and networked

Inside, the Koreans at the XAVL promise a generous Platzangeot and plenty of flexibility. Driver and front passenger look on digital displays, also should be extensively networked and have the safety equipment that is known from the recent SsangYong models, the car "that equally protects occupants and other road users". The Koreans remain as regards the motors, so vague like the rest of the XAVL. Therefore be a petrol engine and a diesel engine of choice. The current range of engines of SsangYong consists of two petrol and two diesel engines, in detail from a 1.6 liter gasoline engine with 128 Horsepower, a two-litre petrol engine with 149 Horsepower, a 1.6-litre diesel with 115 HP and a 2.2-liter diesel with 178 horsepower. Should be the XAVL in series, he should sit between a new Korando and the next Rexton. A production version is but probably not before 2019 or 2020 expected. (black & white)