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Korean SUV specialist SsangYong will be bringing two concept SUVs to this month’s Frankfurt motor show. Both will be based on the platform of the company’s latest production SUV, the B-segment Tivoli, which surfaced early this year.

The XLV-Air (eXciting smart Lifestyle Vehicle) is a pre-production model of the promised long-bodied Tivoli, which will be launched early next year, SsangYong says. The three-row, seven-seater SUV will come with a choice of 1.6 litre petrol or diesel engines, Aisin six-speed auto or manual, and two or four wheel drive. The Tivoli’s distinctive rear haunches and thick C-pillars are present.

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The other SUV is called the XAV-Adventure, described by its maker as an authentic SUV concept with a contemporary touch. It’s also a reinterpretation of the Korando with a “modern and masculine touch”. It will offer “maximum drivability and off-road capability as a compact authentic SUV,” SsangYong promises.

Below are spyshots of the “big Tivoli”, which has been reported to measure 300 mm longer than the existing 4.2-metre SUV. Not long now before we get full details.