New face of SsangYong


SsangYong revealed no less than five concept vehicles at its home Seoul Motor Show this weekend. These indicate the design direction the Korean company is taking for its future models, and its upcoming new ranges.


The XCT (pictured) is described as a 4x4-coupe crossover, an off-roader with a rakishly-sloped rear end and a sporty image.

The more conventional SV-R hints at a new comfort- and road-oriented 4x4, and the XMT its pick-up truck equivalent. Also on display were the new Chairman limousine - an old-school luxury barge for Far Eastern diplomats, oligarchs and high-ranking officials, kitted out with modern-day technology and communications devices - and the Rodius Limo concept, a show car based on the Rodius MPV but kitted out to function as a mobile office.

SsangYong is majority-owned by the Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation these days, and besides expanding into China, it is re-launching in Europe and the UK. We could well see production versions of the XCT, SV-R and XMT over here in the not-too-distant future.


- Source from Channel 4 (May 03, 2005) -