Ssangyong has lifted the haze from the Ssangyong XIV-1 Concept, releasing official renderings of the upcoming urban SUV ahead of its world premiere at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show on September 13.
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Fans of the South Korean manufacturer will notice the concept’s name has changed from just two weeks ago, when it was teased as the XUV-1 Concept.

Ssangyong describes the XIV-1 as a “premium crossover utility vehicle” designed for the global market.

Seemingly taking strong styling cues from the recently launched Range Rover Evoque, the XIV-1 has a long-slung, wide-bodied stance with high sill lines, a thin glasshouse and a sloping, flat roofline.

“The XIV-1 focuses on realising a future-oriented design based on our heritage, and is based on our product philosophy of ‘Robust, Specialty and Premium’,” Ssangyong said in a statement.“We believe that the vehicle, created based on a simple, dynamic and strong aesthetic value, will show the supremacy of our ingenious design.”

The Ssangyong XIV-1 is the second fresh concept from the SUV and pick-up manufacturer this year, following the unveiling of the SUT 1 Concept at March’s Geneva Motor Show.