SsangYong has reportedly made its intentions officially known: it will introduce a full electric version of the fourth generation crossover in the near future.
The ongoing generation of the Korando SUV has been on the market since 2010 but it will be some time before an all-new generation of the CUV reaches dealerships – around 2019. Once on the market, the vehicle will also spawn a pure electric version with a maximum range in the New European Driving Cycle of 186 miles (300 km). Unfortunately that’s not a good assumption since in most cases the NEDC is way more optimistic than the EPA counterpart, not to mention compared to the real world driving conditions.
So far details are few, but Ssangyong has already announced it would be deploying EV tech developed by parent company Mahindra & Mahindra. Of course, the EV version will not be alone, as the regular conventionally-powered versions of the compact crossover will also be on offer. The design of the fourth generation has been previewed by the XAV-Adventure concept showed last year during the Frankfurt Motor Show. And ahead of the new Korando the specialty manufacturer will also introduce the new generation flagship Rexton which should feature a newly developed turbocharged 2.0-liter gasoline engine.