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.