Recently, SsangYong presented the Torres, a globally focused SUV that will receive an electric version next year, thus becoming the second zero-emission model of the Korean company after the Korando e-Motion. However, these are only the first steps in the firm’s ambitious electrification strategy.
It is expected that in the coming months SsangYong will present a third electrical design radically different from Korando and Torres. This model, known internally by the codes X200 and KR-10, will be inspired by the lines of the first two generations of the Korando, which in turn were based on the classic Jeep ( the original Korando was a CJ-7 relogotyped ).
Although the first official sketches of the X200 were released a few months ago, now its definitive aesthetic has been leaked to the network through a series of images in which a life-size model of the new vehicle can be seen accompanied by the Torres and others. Asian brand models such as the Tivoli.
The reminiscences of the second generation Korando are evident : from the round headlamps framed in a grille with vertical louvers to the widened wheel arches, without forgetting the characteristic indicators that extend laterally, everything recalls that SUV that was sold from 1996 to 2006.
The SsangYong X200 will be presented at the end of the year
Against all odds, the X200 appears to be bigger than the Torres. SsangYong itself considers it the heir to the first two Korandos, a model that in its third and fourth generation became “another SUV”, far from the adventurous aesthetics of its predecessors and the off-road approach that characterized them.
Therefore, it would not be surprising if the X200 received the name Korando, while the current Korando (including its e-Motion version) could be renamed. However, at the moment it is not clear if it will be another SUV, or if on the contrary, we will find ourselves before a vehicle with true off-road capabilities.