The Ssangyong C200 Eco Concept has been unveiled before it makes its public appearance at the Seoul International Motor Show.

Ssangyong's days of relative anonymity seem to be on the wane as the Korean manufacturer prepares to introduce 20 new models over the next five years. The C200 concept car forms an important part of these plans. Revealed at the 2008 Paris Motor Show the C200 uses a 175hp 2.0-litre turbo diesel motor. It is mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission and is said to produce low emissions.

A new "green" C200 Eco Concept pictured above may be added to that list. Ssangyong calls it a CUV (crossover utility vehicle) for an environmentally-friendly urban lifestyle. Similar in size to a Toyota RAV4, a Honda CRV and a Nissan Qashqai and with a 2,640mm wheelbase, the C200 Eco is slightly longer than a VW Tiguan.

Due to be shown at the 2009 Seoul International Motor Show the C200 Eco Concept uses Ssangyong's first monocoque-body process. Two concept cars will be exhibited at the show. The diesel hybrid C200 ECO concept fuses a comfortable urban interior with earth friendliness. The AERO concept attracts with its full deep colour exterior and its sophistication.

These two will be part of an unprecedented total of 12 different vehicles to be on display at the 1500m2 Ssangyong stand in Seoul.


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