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2012-02-14 08:22

CONVERTIBLE CONCEPT: The new XIV-2 concept, revealed in teaser images, will take on a two-form, with its sleek Range Rover Evoque-inspired styling when its finally revealed in Geneva.

SsangYong is developing a convertible concept, the XIV-2, as a successor to the XIV-1 concept presented at the Frankfurt auto show in 2011.

The XIV-2 (eXciting User Interface Vehicle 2) concept is being tipped as a premium CUV (crossover utility vehicle).

SsangYong says its new concept is part of a global plan and the new model's styling is supposed to create "a special experience with fun".

The XIV-2 blends the characteristics of a robust and powerful SUV with the dynamic style of an open-top sports coupé.

SsangYong XIV-2 Panel van

CROSSOVER DROP-TOP: Three new platforms are in the works, but apart from the XIV's eventual production offshoot, it's unclear which markest the new design will target.

The concept features a one-touch automatic soft-top roof and its futuristic appearance is designed to appeal to a younger market.

The new model measures 4.1m in length, 1.8m in width and 1.5m in height with a 2.6m wheelbase. The XIV-2 will be equipped with either 1.6-litre diesel or petrol engines.

SsangYong will showcase its new XIV-2 ‘convertible’ concept car at the 82nd Geneva auto show in March 2012.


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