Korean brand SsangYong will unveil the SsangYong XLV concept at this year’s Geneva motor show in March. The XLV (eXciting smart Lifestyle Vehicle) is a “multi-role B-segment SUV” concept with a mild hybrid system. Under the hood is a 1.6 litre diesel engine supported by an electric motor, which is powered by a lithium-ion battery pack.

The XLV is a sequel to the XIV-1 concept SsangYong showed at Frankfurt 2011, but is 290 mm longer than the old showcar, which you can see here.


There’s plenty of trickery in the cabin. Despite being just 4,430 mm long (115 mm shorter than a Honda CR-V) with a 2,600 mm wheelbase, the XLV can seat seven in a 2+2+2+1 arrangement, where the seventh seat slides between the second and third rows for optimum flexibility. We don’t have a cabin pic for now, so you’ll have to wait for Geneva to see how the XLV’s unique interior layout works.

The SUV specialist’s recent concepts include the LIV-1 from Seoul 2013 and SIV-1 from Geneva 2013. SsangYong sells the Stavic MPV, Actyon Sports pick-up truck and Actyon SUV in Malaysia.