The production version of the SsangYong XAV will be longer than the concept with an estimated length of around 4400mm.
Unveiled at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, the SsangYong XAV will come with multiple petrol and diesel engine options.
A report published on Auto Express website claims that the off-road capable SsangYong XAV SUV will enter the market in 2019. The upcoming SUV will be the production version of the XAV concept that had made its debut at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show and will be based on the Tiago platform.
The report says that the discussion over whether to develop this car or not have been going ever since it was first showcased, but the top-level management has now given the green light to the project. Since it will be the company’s global model, we expect it to be launched in European and Asian markets including India.
As a matter of fact, the vehicle’s development has already begun, and it will be based on the Tivoli platform‘s extended version and its styling will be influenced heavily by the old SsangYong Korando MK2. And being based on the XAV concept, we expect it to retain elements like beefy bumpers, skid plates and short overhangs that give it an aggressive look.
Upon the concept’s unveiling, SsangYong had said that the XAV-Adventure is a true SUV with its masculine body and chunky proportions inspired from conventional 4×4 ‘trucks’. The Auto Express report claims that the production-ready version of the SsangYong XAV will be longer than the concept with an estimated length of around 4400mm.
SsangYong XAV concept’s cabin will be simple yet wide and practical. The vehicle’s black and natural brown coloured dashboard looks decent. The vehicle’s interior is claimed to be high on practicality as it will offer ample of storage spaces. For example, the storage area in the rear door allows a person to use it to put extra items. The vehicle’s inner roof is made of carbon roof.
Though the The SsangYong XAV concept was showcased with a hybrid engine, the production-ready version will come with a range of all-new petrol and diesel engine options. The 2.1-litre powertrain of the concept features lithium-ion battery and 2 electric motors on the rear axle. The hybrid and electric powertrains too could be launched with the vehicle.
As mentioned earlier, the SsangYong XAV will be the Korean carmaker’s global model and will be rolled out in 2019. We expect it to launch in India around the same it will be rolled out in other markets. We’ll update you more on this as soon as the company makes an official statement.