SsangYong’s crossover going to Geneva in production form image

SsangYong is planning to introduce the X100 baby crossover, in its final production form, to the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, next year.

The South Korean based automaker SsangYong will officially pull the wraps off the final production version of the X100 small crossover during the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. The model in question will be developed along with Mahindra and it will sit on a completely new platform. The SsangYong X100 will be sold in the United Kingdom in approximately 2,000 units annually, according to the company.

“This is a big car for us, because it marks the beginning of a new era for the company and pitches a particularly well-priced car in to a growing segment of the market. We are the niche Korean brand, and we always will be, but we think we can exploit that to deliver quality cars for an affordable price. That clearly resonates with some car buyers, and will do so in the future”, said Steve Gray, the SsangYong UK marketing manager.

The new SsangYong X100 will get a choice of a 1.6 liter petrol or a 1.6 liter diesel engine, and in some models, the AWD will become available as an option. The model in question will become a direct rival of the Nissan Juke, the Renault Captur, the Peugeot 2008, the Chevrolet Trax, the Opel Mokka, the Ford EcoSport and so on. More details on the model remain unknown for the moment and will probably be announced during the 2014 Geneva Motor Show.

Source: Autocar