SsangYong is planning to unveil a direct rival to the popular Nissan Juke at the Geneva Motor Show next month.
Even if there is no official word from SsangYong about the possible Nissan Juke rival, the guys at autoexpress.co.uk are saying that a competitor to the Japanese urban crossover will be officially presented to the public at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show next month. The compact crossover to wear the SsangYong badge on it is expected to be presented in production-ready concept form and rumors are saying that the new model will be inspired by the XIV-1 concept which made its debut last year, at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show in September.
Our source is also saying that the rival to the Nissan Juke is part of SsangYong’s strategy to expand to Europe and the model is expected to hit the production line in both three and five-door versions, just like the Range Rover Evoque, which the XIV-1 concept seemed to be “based”. The entry-level version of the model will cost about 14.000 GBP and this will match the cheapest version of the Nissan Juke. As a reminder, the XIV-1 Concept was aimed at the premium B-segment and the manufacturer didn’t provide any info on it, except the fact that it was powered by a 1.6 liter inline four-cylinder gas engine.