Ssangyong brings C200 concept SUV to Paris 2008. Depending on media and public reaction, it could set up a future Actyon, judging from its size in photographs.

We don’t often hear from Ssangyong, so it was with a slight glee that we picked up this sweet image of a concept vehicle from the South Koreans. Suggestions are a debut at the Paris Motor Show next month, and well after that perhaps next Rexton or Kyron? More likely a future Actyon if size is any measurement to go by. Who knows. This concept though has a 2.0-litre engine with 175hp.

Ssangyong really needs to excel now like its countrymen Kia and Hyundai. This means getting rid of old Mercedes-Benz engine technology and desisting naming their concepts after three-pointed-star products, like this one which is called the C200. Our image may not do it much justice but comparing this to a Kyron is like comparing Whoopi Goldberg to Cindy Crawford. So we’ll have to wait for Paris for a better view.

Gallery: Ssangyong C200 Concept: a Future Actyon in Paris?