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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.

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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.