SsangYong to unveil C200 Eco crossover in Korea

SsangYong to unveil C200 Eco crossover in Korea

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SsangYong first unveiled its C200 concept crossover at the Paris Motor Show last year, and it will now release a toned-down version that’s nearly production-ready at next month’s Seoul Motor Show. The Korean automaker has had major financial issues and was given up for dead by the motoring press, but is still fighting. Ssangyong says its new  C200 is similar in size to the Honda CRV and Toyota RAV4, a class of vehicle that’s growing very quickly in SsangYong’s home market.

The ItalDesign-penned CUV concept is powered by a new 175-horsepower, 2.0-liter diesel engine (torque figures have not yet been released), and four-wheel drive is expected to be available when the C200 reaches showrooms later this year.

SsangYong also expects to show off a new diesel-hybrid version of its Kyron SUV, which it says will result in at least 30% better fuel efficiency and at least 50% fewer emissions. Little is known about the powertrain, but SsangYong says the system will involve a direct-injection diesel engine along with a proprietary Torque Split Device that governs use of the electric motor, as well as the usual tricks like regenerative braking and start-stop technology.

Expect more Korean vehicles to be unveiled ahead of the Seoul Motor Show.

ssangyong c200 fq

SsangYong first unveiled its C200 concept crossover at the Paris Motor Show last year, and it will now release a toned-down version that’s nearly production-ready at next month’s Seoul Motor Show. The Korean automaker has had major financial issues and was given up for dead by the motoring press, but is still fighting. Ssangyong says its new  C200 is similar in size to the Honda CRV and Toyota RAV4, a class of vehicle that’s growing very quickly in SsangYong’s home market.

The ItalDesign-penned CUV concept is powered by a new 175-horsepower, 2.0-liter diesel engine (torque figures have not yet been released), and four-wheel drive is expected to be available when the C200 reaches showrooms later this year.

SsangYong also expects to show off a new diesel-hybrid version of its Kyron SUV, which it says will result in at least 30% better fuel efficiency and at least 50% fewer emissions. Little is known about the powertrain, but SsangYong says the system will involve a direct-injection diesel engine along with a proprietary Torque Split Device that governs use of the electric motor, as well as the usual tricks like regenerative braking and start-stop technology.

Expect more Korean vehicles to be unveiled ahead of the Seoul Motor Show.

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