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SsangYong XIV-2 "convertible" concept car on show in Geneva

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XIV-2's cabin controls are managed using a centre console mounted screen.
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XIV-2's cabin controls are managed using a centre console mounted screen.
Smart and mobile devices use an Auto User Interface to provide passengers with a moving communication space.
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Smart and mobile devices use an Auto User Interface to provide passengers with a moving communication space.
XIV-2's cabin controls are integrated into one central system
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XIV-2's cabin controls are integrated into one central system
Maximum space is assured for occupants thanks to four independent bucket seats creating a comfortable and luxurious environment
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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).

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.

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Denis Klanac
So how is this a convertible? I can't see any pictures showing it with its top down, only one with its roof shade open.