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  • SsangYong e-XIV Concept

    South Korea’s SsangYong has presented its third iteration of its XIV line of concepts at this week’s 2012 Paris Auto Show, previewing yet again a new compact crossover the automaker has in the pipeline. The new concept goes by the name e-XIV, the small “e” denoting this one is powered by an electric drivetrain. Like the previous two XIV concepts, SsangYong’s latest focuses on smart design and user interactivity. The name XIV, in fact, is an acronym for eXciting user Interface Vehicle. As the name suggests, each of the concepts feature an advanced user interface...

  • 2012 SsangYong XIV-2 Concept live photos
    SsangYong XIV-2 Concept Live Photos: 2012 Geneva Motor Show

    SsangYong may not be a household name in the United States, but the South Korean manufacturer has a strong global presence and is best known for its four-wheel-drive SUVs. Last year’s Frankfurt Auto Show surprise hit was the automaker’s XIV-1 compact crossover concept, so SsangYong is...

  • 2012 SsangYong XIV-2 Convertible Concept
    SsangYong XIV-2 Concept Preview: 2012 Geneva Motor Show

    South Korean automaker SsangYong is planning a follow up to last year’s surprisingly popular XIV-1 compact crossover concept. The latest study, dubbed the XIV-2 (eXciting User Interface Vehicle 2), is essentially a convertible of the previous XIV-1 though SsangYong’s designers have...

  • 2011 SsangYong XIV-1 Concept live photos
    SsangYong XIV-1 Concept Live Photos: 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show

    We already saw sketches of the 2011 SsangYong XIV-1 Concept ahead of its debut this week at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show, but here are the first live photos of the compact crossover as well as all the info. The XIV-1 is a showcase for SsangYong’s design and engineering talents, with the main...

  • 2011 SsangYong XIV-1 Concept
    2011 SsangYong XIV-1 Concept: 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show

    SsangYong is alive and kicking, releasing today several new teaser images of a compact crossover concept the South Korean automaker is planning to unveil at the upcoming 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show. The new concept goes by the name Concept XIV-1 and it’s a preview of the new design language...

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    SsangYong C200 Eco And Aero Concepts Hit The Stands At Seoul Motor Show

    SsangYong, on the brink of collapse, has revealed a pair of new concept vehicles at the Seoul Motor Show, previewing a new production model the company will hopefully release before the year is out. The latest show cars are an evolution of last year’s striking C200 crossover concept vehicle...

  • SsangYong C200 Crossover Concept

    Despite the attractive new C200 crossover concept debuted at last year's Paris Motor Show, the successful Rexton production SUV and the new-for-2008 Chairman W luxury sedan, South Korea's SsangYong has revealed that it is entering court receivership to avoid being forced into bankruptcy. The global slump in car sales hit the carmaker hard in every market, pushing down share values by 77% over the last 12 months. The company had previously cut wages by 30%, reduced output and received a $45 million cash injection from China's SAIC, which owns 51% of SsangYong. Even with those steps taken, it...

  • Roewe SUV spy shots
    Spy shots: Roewe SUV based on the SsangYong Kyron

    We haven’t heard much about Chinese carmaker Roewe since the launch of the 750 sedan back in 2006. Roewe is a subsidiary of fellow Chinese carmaker Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation (SAIC), and initially started selling vehicles built from old Rover designs – the 75 sedan and 25...

  • SsangYong C200 Crossover Concept
    Ssangyong C200 crossover concept debuts in Paris

    Ssangyong showed the first fruits of its relationship with Shanghai Automotive Industries Group (SAIC) at the Paris Motor Show today, signalling the start of a major product offensive set to take place over the next five years. The new concept vehicle is a compact crossover called the C200 and it...

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