Concept from the Korean automaker is meant to showcase the brand's premium SUV-building ambitions.

Korean automaker SsangYong has unveiled the XIV-1 concept at the Frankfurt motor show.

Looking very...Evoque-like, to say the least, the XIV-1, which stands for ‘eXciting user Interface Vehicle', measures 4,140 mm in length, 1,830 mm in width and 1,590 mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 2,600 mm. Well, what's different is that the XIV-1 comes with opposite-opening rear doors. 

Powering the XIV-1 are a 1.6 liter petrol unit and a 1.6 liter diesel. SsangYong did not provide any output figures on those two power plants.

But the automaker says that the XIV-1 is the concept version of its premium B-segment CUV project, which we take to mean that this XIV-1 might make it to production one day...if they don't get sued by Land Rover first, that is.

The XIV-1 is, indeed, meant to be a competitor to the Evoque, and SsangYong says the model is present in Frankfurt to showcase its development philosophy of "Robust, Specialist, Premium".

Looks like there's a new player in town in the fast-developing realm of premium SUVs.

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