The South Korean based automaker SsangYong is planning to introduce a brand new B-segment crossover next year, during the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, in a world premiere.
SsangYong is apparently tired of selling its cars mostly in emerging markets and wants a role close to the big boys and part of the company’s new strategy is the development of new vehicles. One of these models will be a B-segment crossover, which will be officially presented to the public during the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, in a concept form. The model in question will eventually become a rival for the Nissan Juke, the Renault Captur, the Peugeot 2008, the Opel / Vauxhall Mooka, the Chevrolet Trax, the Ford EcoSport and so on.
The design of the new SsangYong crossover concept will be similar to the one which will become the final production version of the model and it will be inspired from the XLV-1, unveiled two years ago. The model in question will try not have anything in common with the Rodius and Actyon, which have failed in terms of design. As for the platform which will be used on its development, this will be a brand new one and the engine lineup will include several 1.6 liter units, out of which one will be a diesel.