SsangYong has unveiled its new XLV concept (which stands for eXciting smart Lifestyle Vehicle) during the 2014 Geneva Motor Show

SsangYong has unveiled its new XLV concept (which stands for eXciting smart Lifestyle Vehicle) during the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. The 7-seater SUV is the second generation of the XIV-1, presented at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2011.

SsangYong says the XLV is a genuine multi-role vehicle for both urban driving and the pursuit of outdoor leisure activities. It will become one of the company's "core strategic models to underpin its future growth".

The crossover is 290mm longer than the XIV-1 concept and provides room for seven passengers. The exterior design is wide and dynamic at the front end with harmonic grille and headlights. Moving to the back, we've got a two-tone black effect to the roof and solid lines, closing in massive exhaust tips.

Spacious passenger and load areas highlight the car’s interior with an innovative 2+2+2+1 seats arrangement, where the seventh seat slides between the second and third rows for optimum flexibility.

The XLV concept is motivated by a 48V hybrid system that combines a 1.6-litre diesel engine and a 10kW electric motor powered by a high performance 500Wh lithium ion battery. The Korean company says the CO2 level is some 10% lower than its competitors.

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