We know what you're thinking. Combining SsangYong and "convertible crossover" in the same sentence is a recipe for disaster. After all, SsangYong has never been known for the attractiveness of its designs, and the only droptop crossover currently on the market, the Nissan Murano CrossCab, isn't exactly a beauty queen, either.

That said, the SsangYong XIV-1 Concept (that stands for eXciting User Interface Vehicle, for what it's worth) from the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show was a decent enough looker, and, instead of a full-blown convertible top that folds its way into a hump behind the rear seats, the XIV-2 Concept appears to sport a sliding canvas roof akin to the Fiat 500 Cabrio.

Only two teaser images have so far been released, along with a brief press release, so we'll have to wait until the 2012 Geneva Motor Show kicks off in earnest before drawing any conclusions. That said, it's looking like rear visibility will be more than a bit compromised...
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Geneva International Motor Show 2012

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SsangYong will showcase its new XIV-2 'convertible' concept car at the 82nd Geneva Motor Show in March, a successor to the XIV-1 concept presented at IAA International Motor Show, Frankfurt 2011.

SsangYong XIV-2 concept to be shown at the Geneva Motor Show

SsangYong is developing the XIV-2 (eXciting User Interface Vehicle 2) concept as a premium CUV (crossover utility vehicle). A strategic model for the global market, its styling cue is based around 'a special experience with fun', and blends the characteristics of a robust and powerful SUV with the dynamic style of an open top sports coupé.

XIV-2 features a one-touch automatic opening soft-top roof to provide 'wind in the hair' driving enjoyment, and with its futuristic and aesthetic appearance is designed to appeal to the younger generation.

Measuring 4,166mm (length) x 1,820mm (width) x 1,566mm (height) and with a 2,600mm wheelbase, XIV-2 will be equipped with eco-friendly, fuel efficient 1.6 litre diesel and petrol engines meeting Euro VI emission regulations.


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      QCRamAir
      • 2 Years Ago
      "We know what you're thinking." OK, so you know that I'm thinking "What/who the f*ck is SsangYong?"
        • 2 Years Ago
        @QCRamAir
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          Elmo
          • 2 Years Ago
          Daewoo never went bankrupt. They were bought out by GM. A lot like Saturn and Pontiac, Daewoo was put out to pasture. But unlike Saturn and Pontiac, nobody cared.
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      Scott West
      • 2 Years Ago
      SsangYong sure ain't no Hyundai...
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Scott West
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      ShutoSteve
      • 2 Years Ago
      That front end looks an awful lot like the front end of the recently introduced Mitsubishi Outlander.
      Big John
      • 2 Years Ago
      What is wrong with reporters? Are they all retarded. I for one hate them all. This story says two photos have been released but they only show one. Why do they all have to be pigs and do stuff like this. Huffpost is really good at it. They tell you what they have and what is available and then don't give it to you. This happens in every single story to some degree. Die idiots!
      manueltransmission
      • 2 Years Ago
      The teaser looks like a Kia Soul. Ewwwww gross. Stop it please.
      schattig84
      • 2 Years Ago
      So does anybody here actually care about car companies that will only sell their vehicles in Asia?
      IBx27
      • 2 Years Ago
      mitsubishi is hardly a company you should want to copy...
      IBx27
      • 2 Years Ago
      mitsubishi is hardly a company you should want to copy...
      throwback
      • 2 Years Ago
      They cribbed off a Kia Soul?
        AldenBiesen
        • 2 Years Ago
        @throwback
        Citro├źn C3 Picasso... Google it. Came out a few years before that Kia Soul thingy you guys compare everything to.
      Matt.P
      • 2 Years Ago
      Ssangyong has been known as a SUV/truck manufacturer in Korea. They should market this segment outside Korea, because Hyundai/Kia are not going there.
      SamBlob
      • 2 Years Ago
      If the world actually made sense, SsangYong would be gone and Saab would still be here.
      CarDesignStudent 93
      • 2 Years Ago
      First there was the Juke, then the Evoque, DC100 Sport, Suzuki XA, and now this...these 2 door SUV's are the future!! :D
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