SsangYong teasing new SUV cabriolet for Geneva image

The South Korean based automaker SsangYong has recently teased its latest creation, the XIV-2, a convertible concept, for the 2012 Geneva Motor Show next month.

After the car manufacturer had some plans to present a possible rival to the Nissan Juke at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, it seems that the South Korean based company is going beyond their Japanese rivals and the latest creation, the XIV-2, a convertible small SUV, will make its debut at the same European automotive event. The XIV-2 stands for eXciting User Interface Vehicle 2, and it’s actually a successor to a similar concept which was revealed last year, at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September.

SsangYong says that the new convertible crossover will be coming with a one-touch automatic opening soft-top roof and the model has been designed for a global audience being targeted at the younger generation, so the SUV has all the chances of hitting the production line in the nearby future. The SsangYong XIV-2 is 4,166 mm long, 1,820 mm wide and 1,566 mm high, with a wheelbase of 2,600 mm. the model is expected to come with a 1.6 liter diesel engine along with some petrol units, but there is no official word on this yet. More details on the model will be announced at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show in March.