A prototype of a SsangYong crossover was grabbed on camera by our spy photographers ahead of an official launch scheduled for late 2014.

A prototype SsangYong crossover was grabbed on camera by our spy photographers ahead of an official launch scheduled for late 2014.

Earlier this week SsangYong released a couple of renders with a new concept called XLV which will be showcased next month at the Geneva Motor Show. Most likely its production version is the prototype seen in these spy pics taken on a frozen lake in northern Sweden. Under the hood it is expected to get a 4-cylinder, 1.6-liter gasoline engine coupled as standard to a six-speed manual transmission or an optional six-speed CVT.

The model will be primarily destined for China and will be fitted as standard with a stop/start system. Production will take place in South Korea yet it won't be more expensive than its China-made competitors due to a trade deal between the two countries which exempts South Korean cars from the high import taxes applicable in China.

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SsangYong crossover spied in Sweden, will be introduced late 2014