Geneva 2012: SsangYong

  • SsangYong unveils radical XIV-2 concept
  • A premium convertible crossover vehicle
  • Features efficient 1.6-litre diesel engine

SsangYong unveiled a radical new concept vehicle dubbed the XIV-2

Parkers Pick - XIV-2

  • What is it? A premium convertible crossover concept vehicle.
  • Vital stats and facts: The big news is the roof, which - unusually for a crossover - is convertible. The car is fitted with either a 1.6-litre diesel or a 1.6-litre petrol engine that are claimed to be 'eco-friendly' - but stats say they'll emit 121g/km and 127g/km of CO2 respectively, which is hardly anything to shout about. Both get stop/start and can be mated to a six-speed manual or automatic transmission. The XIV-2 will be coming in various body styles including five, three-door, coupe and an extended body version. You can read more about the SsangYong XIV-2 concept on sister publication Car Magazine's website by clicking here.
  • Why would you buy it? You might be after something different, and you might consider this a left-field choice that sets you apart from the rest.
  • Why wouldn’t you? If SsangYong's form is consistent, it'll be overpriced and poor quality.
  • Prices and launch date: Unlikely to make the production line, we think. 

What else is on the stand?

There's an updated Korando, as well as the Actyon Sports model. 

For more news from the Geneva Motor Show 2012, click here.