SsangYong's new XIV-2 "convertible" concept car broke cover this week at the Geneva Motor Show and it appears there's every chance it will see production. The premium convertible CUV (crossover utility vehicle) is a derivative of SsangYong's 2011 XIV-1 show car, and SsangYong has announced production in various body styles. Extensive gallery for this story.
The announced body styles include 5 door, 3 door, coupé and an extended body version. The emphasis, apart from fun, is frugality, with a choice of EuroVI compliant 1.6 liter petrol and diesel engines, 6-speed transmission and Idle Stop and Go (ISG).
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Now the XIV has nothing to do with Roman numerals. but is rather an acronym derived from "eXciting User Interface Vehicle" and the idea is for XIV-designated SsangYongs to offer "a special experience with fun," hence the on-road-off-road-wind-in-the-hair appeal of this model.
We covered the XIV-2 prior to the show - now we have all the images too.View gallery - 23 images