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.
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.