SsangYong teases two new concepts ahead of Frankfurt

SsangYong will introduce two concept models - the XLV-Air and XAV-Adventure - at this year's Frankfurt Motor Show.

Based on the Tivoli platform, the concepts will join the International launch of the Tivoli diesel compact SUV - which is powered by a 1.6 litre Euro 6 diesel engine. The Tivoli diesel offers a powerful yet eco-friendly and quiet driving performance, and is available with either manual or automatic transmission, and in 2-wheel and 4-wheel drive.

The XLV-Air concept ('eXciting smart Lifestyle Vehicle') is the pre-production model of the long bodied Tivoli which will be launched early next year. SsangYong describes it as a 'multi-role' SUV, offering increased luggage space, and a choice of 1.6 litre petrol or 1.6 litre diesel engines. These are mated with the option of a 6-speed automatic or manual transmission, and with two or four wheel drive.

The XAV-Adventure is the latest compact SUV concept from SsangYong, described as a reinterpretation of the company's Korando brand with a 'modern and masculine' touch. Targeting active and young generations, the XAV-Adventure offers 'maximum drivability and off-road capability' as an authentic, compact SUV.

The 66th Frankfurt International Motor Show opens its door later this month.