Ssangyong Motors has inaugurated its renovated assembly plant in the Sri Lanka. The company has also announced that the upcoming X100 compact SUV will be introduced in Sri Lanka in 2015.
Mr. Lawrence Perera, CEO of SsangYong Micro Cars said, “I believe that Micro Cars can increase SsangYong Motor’s share in the Sri Lankan market with this new facility. Also, we will strive to improve quality of the products and look forward to the successful launching of X100, the new type of SUV, by 2015 in Sri Lanka.”
Based on the XLV concept, the Ssangyong X100 SUV will make its global debut in January, 2015. This vehicle is unlikely to make its entry in the Indian market. A seven-seater model is also under consideration which is expected to be rolled out by 2015 end. The X100 SUV is likely to be powered by a 1.6-litre petrol engine; however, nothing on the diesel powetrain has been announced. The five-seater model will sit below the Ssangyong Korando SUV and will directly compete against the likes of Ford EcoSport, Nissan Terrano, Renault Duster and upcoming Hyundai ix25.