More on SsangYong’s XIV-2 concept, another Geneva debutant. The ‘convertible’ crossover utility vehicle essentially previews what will shape up as a strategic global model when the form eventually goes into production. Or at least, that’s how the Korean automaker envisions it.

The 4.16 metre-long B-segment offering blends SUV and coupe lines, as well as its trump card – a fabric roof with a one-touch automatic operating system, so occupants can enjoy open air driving enjoyment at a pinch.

Inside, the concept features cabin controls that are integrated into a single central system and managed using a centre console mounted screen, and smart/mobile devices use an Auto User Interface to provide passengers with a moving communication space.

There are four independent bucket seats housed in a comfortable and luxurious environment, and materials and finishes include aluminium and carbon fibre, with red colour highlights on the dials thrown in for good measure.

The vehicle will feature two engine variants, both 1.6 litre four-cylinder power units in petrol and diesel guise. The petrol has 125 PS and 158 Nm for numbers, while output for the diesel mill is 130 PS and 300 Nm. A choice of six-speed auto and manual transmissions abound for both versions, and there’s Idle Stop and Go (ISG) in there too.

Ssangyong says the XIV-2 will be introduced in various body styles, including five-door and three-door coupé as well as an extended body version. In any case, it has all come a long way from the likes of the Musso!