Ssangyong has rolled another SUV out of the concept room and into the Seoul Motor Show called the LIV-1 – which stands for Limitless Interface Vehicle. The large four-wheel-drive machine is going into production according to Ssyangyong's CEO and will slot in between the Rodius and Rexton.

It will surely be toned down from the substantial, and substantially creased, SUV previewed in South Korea with its greenhouse full of glass and slivers for pillars. The "interface" portion of its name is backed up by five displays that include a 10-inch monitor in the center console, two seven-inch monitors in the headrests and a digital dash cluster with Special Sense that allows the driver to arrange the gauges as he sees fit.

Other tech touches include the nano-tube glassware that can remove frost quickly and the fact that the LIV-1 can be controlled remotely by a smart device and can "provide entertainment both within and from outside the vehicle," also via remote. The press release below can tell you more.
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SSANGYONG SHOWCASES ITS LIV-1 CONCEPT AT THE SEOUL MOTOR SHOW

28/03/13 -- SsangYong has unveiled its next new concept car at the Seoul Motor Show in South Korea. The LIV-1 (Limitless Interface Vehicle) is a large SUV (sport utility vehicle) and features an easily controlled four wheel drive system via an interface.

Designed to look robust, purposeful and sporty, the car features a sizeable body with large bumpers front and rear, yet with slim A and B pillars, a glasshouse silhouette and full length glass roof. An automated sidestep is included for safety and convenience.

Very much a car for the future, the LIV-1 is designed for driving safety and pleasure with 'limitless potential' for the driver to create a driving environment that meets his or her needs.

Flexibility is the key design concept for the interior, where lines and curves come together to create a refined and inviting environment to achieve what is described as a lounge for the future. High gloss piano black on the centre fascia and contrasting aluminium detailing imbues the interior with the premium feel appropriate for a top-line SUV.

And as you would expect, this futuristic interior features all the latest technology to meet IT needs on the move. The car's driver-vehicle communication interface is based on the 3S-Cube, the core of SsangYong's future technology. This combines the elements of Smart Link, Safe Way and Special Sense to allow the vehicle to be remote-controlled using a smart device and to provide entertainment both within and from outside the vehicle.

Smart Link is a roof-and-glass system created from nano tube technology that removes frost quickly via remote control for safe winter driving, while Safe Way ensures safe driving by actively preventing collisions in blind spots and at intersections.

Special Sense allows the driver to arrange instrument cluster items to suit personal taste, the interface controlling the sound, seats and interior lighting to create a bespoke personal driving space.

User-vehicle interaction takes place through five displays, including a 10-inch monitor in the centre fascia and a 7-inch monitor in the headrest. The touch-panel displays featured in the LIV-1 provide clear information while continuing the futuristic theme.

LIV-1 follows several recent concept cars from SsangYong, and along with the XIV (eXciting User-Interface Vehicle) series and SIV-1 (Smart Interface Vehicle) shown at Geneva earlier this month, clearly illustrates the design direction the brand is taking and what can be expected in the future.

LIV-1 dimensions: length 4.87m, width 1.95m, height 1.85m, wheelbase 2.84m


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      ngiotta
      • 1 Year Ago
      If you're going to use handsome in the title, shouldn't you show a picture of a handsome vehicle-- instead of whatever this is?
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        navypond
        • 1 Year Ago
        "rideculous" Are you uneducated & stupid?
          Vinuuz
          • 1 Year Ago
          @navypond
          Asking the obvious, aren't you?
          montiem2
          • 1 Year Ago
          @navypond
          I wouldn't say stupid, bad at spelling or too lazy to use spellcheck, maybe, but he has a point. This vehicle is far from handsome. It is pretty weird looking.
          • 1 Year Ago
          @navypond
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        linuxaddict7
        • 1 Year Ago
        It's a Korean name idiot. You know Koreans, they speak Korean language, they are in east Asia between Japan and china. I agree the car sucks but why ridicule the name?
      ケンジ
      Chinese automobile maker needs to rethink their names. I can't read it...
        Al Terego
        • 1 Year Ago
        @ケンジ
        You don't do much reading apparently, since it's not a Chinese company.
        Al Terego
        • 1 Year Ago
        @ケンジ
        "ケンジ"
      RonMcCord
      • 1 Year Ago
      First off its sad how people have to read uneducated comments from people that live at home with their parents and dont even own cars. This is a korean company owned by Mahindra. I live in Colombia and have driven 3 of their cars Actyon, Actyon Sport and Korando, all of them are very competitive on price and performance and in the Actyon Sport instance it is a crew cab pickup and is good looking as well ( 2013 version) I want to like the Acyton my girlfriend and I call it the "Alien" but cant quite get over the looks, but it has a 90's version mercedes bulletproof engine and truck chassis which makes it a tank of an suv. It is the most affordable by far and with 85% colombian import taxes this makes a difference. Continued good luck for this company, they are trying to compete with Kia and Hyundai. There a real comment and not some ignorant musing.
        Vinuuz
        • 1 Year Ago
        @RonMcCord
        Indeed. Mahindra picked up stake in Ssangyong when they went through bankruptcy in 2010. They have some solid platforms and engines on their cars. Pretty good for use in the rough and tough developing world.
      Karol D.
      • 1 Year Ago
      Hahaha, what? It's anything but handsome, especially this massive and bulky rear end
      asdf
      • 1 Year Ago
      I want to see the new North Korean concept SUV.
      th0mb0ne
      • 1 Year Ago
      Where's the handsome part of it?
      KaBoomBOX
      • 1 Year Ago
      For Ssangyong, it's a vast improvement. In the real world though, still ugly.
      itchynuts
      • 1 Year Ago
      hahaha
      INCREDIBLE BOB
      • 1 Year Ago
      Designer too much crap on car putting ---- pardon my mocking Korean accents.
      Klep
      • 1 Year Ago
      Another awful lower front fascia ruins an otherwise-acceptable design.
      joe shmoe
      • 1 Year Ago
      Looks like something nissan/infiniti would design. i'm getting that nissan infiniti vibe
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