SsangYong reveals daring new electrical SUV

SsangYong reveals daring new electrical SUV
SsangYong reveals daring new electrical SUV

SsangYong has revealed the electrical model of its Torres SUV, and plans to indicate off loads extra new fashions later this month.

Beforehand codenamed U100, the brand new Torres EVX will slot in above the Korando e-Movement in SsangYong’s line-up.

The corporate has launched photographs of the brand new EV’s exterior and inside forward of an in-person reveal on the 2023 Seoul Mobility Present, which runs from March 30 to April 9.

The outside includes a completely revised front-end, with a totally completely different grille, bumper and lighting.

For instance, as an alternative of the petrol-powered Torres’ LED daytime working lights, which draw from the fender, dip down under the headlight and angle again up subsequent to the vertical-slat grille, there are horizontal DRLs that give the looks of working behind the grille slats.

Extra aerodynamic, machine-finish wheels with a floral sample have additionally been employed, although we don’t but know what adjustments have been made to the rear.

Given spied prototypes have featured camouflage on their rear ends, we will count on some adjustments. SsangYong does make word of tail lights incorporating symbols for sea, fireplace and earth, although simply what that may appear to be in a lighting meeting is unclear.

SsangYong has overhauled the inside too, putting in a curved glass meeting incorporating the digital instrument cluster and touchscreen infotainment system. The petrol mannequin includes a free-standing touchscreen and an inset cluster.

The corporate has but to launch powertrain specs, although given the petrol Torres hews carefully to the Korando, we may see the Korando E-Movement’s coronary heart transplanted into the EVX.

In e-Movement guise, the Korando makes use of a 61.5kWh battery and a front-mounted electrical motor with 140kW of energy. Claimed WLTP vary is 339km.

SsangYong says it is going to reveal a complete of 16 autos and EV platforms, together with the Torres EVX, on the present. Some will likely be ideas, and others manufacturing autos.

It particularly mentions ideas known as the KR10, O100 and F100. Photographs have beforehand been leaked of the KR10 idea, first teased in sketch type, which is a rugged-looking SUV.

SsangYong Australia has beforehand mentioned “all fashions and ideas from the manufacturing unit are into account for the Australian market”.

The petrol-powered Torres’ native launch has been affected by robust demand for the mannequin in its residence market, an excellent signal for a model that’s attempting to determine a stable footing after a tumultuous few years.

SsangYong now has a brand new proprietor, KG Group, and plans are afoot to rename the model KG Mobility given the “painful picture” of the present title.

At 4700mm lengthy and 1890mm huge, the Torres is about the identical measurement because the Mitsubishi Outlander.

Till the EV arrives, the one powertrain on provide is a turbocharged 1.5-litre four-cylinder engine producing 125kW of energy and 280Nm of torque, mated with a six-speed computerized transmission. Entrance- and all-wheel drive configurations can be found.

Petrol fashions function a digital instrument cluster, a 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system, and a separate 8.0-inch show for the local weather controls.

Accessible security tools contains autonomous emergency braking, blind-spot help, lane-keep help, main car departure alert, and entrance, front-side, curtain and knee airbags

There’s additionally accessible adaptive cruise management with cease/go, tyre stress monitoring, and computerized high-beam.


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