SsangYong teases e-SIV electric SUV – Geneva debut

SsangYong teases e-SIV electric SUV – Geneva debut

SsangYong has released teasers for a C-segment electric SUV concept that will make its debut at next month’s Geneva Motor Show. The e-SIV points to SsangYong’s future direction for mobility, new technologies and product development, according to its maker.

The e-SIV – which stands for Electronic Smart Interface Vehicle – is a strategic model for the brand, and illustrates its approach towards future electric vehicles, connectivity and autonomous driving, the Korean 4×4 specialist says. “The e-SIV will be central in helping to shape the next-generation of SsangYong SUVs and EVs,” it adds.

The e-SIV is based on the design selected for SsangYong’s next generation C-segment SUV. It’s 4,460 mm long and 1,870 mm wide, with a 2,675 mm wheelbase. That’s slightly larger than a current-generation Honda CR-V but smaller than the marque’s latest Rexton, which is a seven-seater SUV.

Not much details on the EV bits, other than that the motor is a 140 kW unit and features fast charging of up to 80% in 50 minutes. SsangYong mentions top speed of 150 km/h and a range of up to 450 km. This is the company’s fifth electric car concept after the KEV1 in 2010, KEV2 (2011), e-XIV (2012), and Tivoli EV-R from Geneva 2015.

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Danny Tan loves driving as much as he loves a certain herbal meat soup, and sweet engine music as much as drum beats. He has been in the auto industry since 2006, previously filling the pages of two motoring magazines before joining this website. Enjoys detailing the experience more than the technical details.



  • Tetris on Feb 21, 2018 at 5:37 pm

    Ssangyong doing better after India’s Mahindra bought over last year. Good for Ssangyong

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    • Anton Ravind on Feb 21, 2018 at 6:42 pm

      All over the world, all car manufacturers are moving towards EV, PHEV and hybrid. Cause they know this is the future.

      Only 2 car companies, Perodua and Proton are still sesat. Same like the TV series “LOST”

      Malaysians are still waiting for Iriz EV that Proton showcased 5 years ago in 2013.

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      • Rubbey on Feb 22, 2018 at 4:12 am

        In Malaysia you can use keretapi to move your diesel petrol vehiche from kl to Singapore. I mean kereta naik keretapi. We need super highway for electric vehicle to generate income.

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  • Side profile like Land Rover. Front like CRV.

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    • LOL…..what are you smoking, John.

      The front looks nothing like the CR-V.

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