SUV study XAVL and Korando facelift

Geneva, 10 March 2017

SsangYong shows at the Geneva car show 2017 (March 9-19) two new SUVs: in addition to the renewed Korando Koreans present the study of a mid-size SUVs called XAVL.

Exciting, authentic, and long

The XAVL ("eXciting Authentic vehicle Long") is a further development of the XAV study by 2015. The car is about as long as a BMW with 4.63 meters 3 X, but can accommodate seven people. In the SsangYong model range would push the car between the 4.76-metre Rexton and the 4.41 m long Korando. The places in the series can be two and three fold and move, SsangYong's trunk data not called yet. But the manufacturer emphasizes the subtle lighting and the sophisticated connectivity: granted access to the Internet and navigation, air conditioning as well as infotainment system can a Wi-Fi hotspot not only over a 10.3-inch display, but also via Smartphone control. The control of "smart home" features such as video surveillance or heating is possible.

Pedestrian airbag

An autonomous emergency braking system, a beam, a lane keeping and a lane change Assistant, a dead angle Warner an internode communication Assistant ensure the safety. An external pedestrian airbag reduces the risk of serious head injury in an accident with a passerby. In addition, an airbag between driver and passenger seat, as well as a knee airbag for the driver on board are (in addition to the standard airbags).

New downsized engines

A new 1.5 liter gasoline engine with 163 HP and a new 1.6-liter diesel engine with 135 PS to the election are available for propulsion. The transmission assumes a six speed manual or a six-speed automatic. Whether all-wheel or front-wheel drive will be offered, does not say SsangYong, but in the past SUVs of the manufacturer, there are both options.

Korando outside and inside significantly improved

Also the VW Tiguan equivalent of SsangYong Korando, can be seen in much better form in Geneva. The front is now "sharper" and "accurate", the new grill stressed the horizontal, the changed headlights connect directly to him. They include 11 Tagfahr LEDs, which provide a concise light signature. There are new 18-inch alloy wheels in diamond cut design. The cockpit has also greatly changed: new instruments, steering wheel and center console are. Either a seven-inch color display or a TomTom navigation system (also with seven-inch screen) emblazoned in the center console. They include not only the Smartphone, but show the pictures of the new front and rear view camera. These assist in manoeuvring and warning against vehicles in the blind spot.

Engine unchanged, price unknown

As engine, a 2.2-litre diesel with 178 HP and a 2.0 liter gasoline engine with 149 HP are available unchanged. A six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmits the force on two or four wheels. Market launch in the second quarter is 2017. At the prices SsangYong does not react yet. So far, the 19.990 euros for the petrol engine range started with front-wheel drive. (sl)