At the upcoming Paris Motor Show, Korean automaker Ssangyong will show off a new concept compact SUV called the C200. This is Ssangyong's first SUV with front-wheel drive and monocoque construction (as opposed to body-on-frame design), something that Ssangyong hopes will give customers another reason to check out its goods. While we know the C200 has a 175 hp diesel engine, there's sadly no mention that Ssangyong's diesel-hybrid powertrain will be available in the C200. The company does say the C200 is "environment-friendly, with low CO2 emissions, conforming with EURO V European exhaust emissions regulations." We'll need to wait until early October, probably, for detailed numbers. More information after the jump.
SSANGYONG TO UNVEIL NEW C200 AT PARIS SHOW
SsangYong will unveil a new compact passenger car concept at this year's Paris Motor Show, with a press conference on the stand at 08.15 on October 2 in hall 3.
The SsangYong C200 is an urban compact SUV and the first SsangYong to feature a front-wheel drive platform and monocoque construction (existing SsangYong models in the UK feature separate body/chassis construction). It marks a new milestone in SsangYong's mid- and long-term strategy to strengthen its line-up and increase customer choice.
The C200 uses a new six-speed manual transmission and a new 2,000cc diesel engine with 175 horsepower. Although this platform can also be used with a front-wheel drivetrain, the C200 employs SsangYong's intelligent cutting-edge, full-time four-wheel drive technology for optimal driving performance. It is environment-friendly, with low CO2 emissions, conforming with EURO V European exhaust emissions regulations.
The C200 will be introduced by SsangYong Motor CEO and president, Hyung-tak Choi.
Also present on the stand during press days (October 2 and 3) will be Paul Williams (managing director) and Ian Nicholson (finance and operations director) from UK SsangYong distributors, Koelliker UK Ltd.