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    Paris: SsangYong XIV-Adventure and XIV-Air Concepts are finding the pace

    Every time we see a display from SsangYong, Korea's fourth-largest automaker, we're startled at the pace with which it is upping its game. Just a few short years ago, its show stands were littered with discordant designs that bordered on the comical – the original Rodius and Korando still ...

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    Report: Mahindra studying bringing Ssangyong to US

    After a valiant effort, Indian automaker Mahindra eventually had to give up its attempt to bring a small, cheap pickup truck to the United States, but it hasn't completely given up. Korean automaker Ssangyong, which Mahindra controls, might have a confusing name, but it's taking the first, ...

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    Report: Hyundai in trouble for overstating fuel economy numbers at home, too

    Hyundai is, understandably, "very confused by the fine and the different results." The South Korean government is investigating Hyundai and Ssangyong, alleging that the two manufacturers overstated the fuel economy figures on some of their crossovers. But while the initial investigation is ...

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    Geneva: The SsangYong XLV Concept shows a new look for the Korean brand

    Korean automaker SsangYong used to have a reputation of building some of the least attractive cars in the world, but if its new XLV concept at the Geneva Motor Show is any indication, it may be putting that reputation behind it. That isn't saying that the crossover is a beauty, but it certainly ...

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    Report: Ssangyong may be 3rd Korean brand to sell cars in US

    In the last 20 years, Korean automakers Hyundai and Kia have gone from a laughingstock in the US with poor reliability and bad design to making legitimately competitive vehicles on par with the best in their segment. However, Korean automaker Ssangyong is a name that doesn't roll off the tongue ...

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    Official: Ssangyong gets handsome with LIV-1 large SUV concept

    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 ...

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    Geneva: 2013 SsangYong Rodius is no longer the world's ugliest car... maybe [w/videos]

    Up until now, the SsangYong Rodius crossover handily held the title as being the World's Ugliest Car. And while this new model could very well still wear that crown, the "dynamically strong and distinctive look" is a huge step forward from, well, this. SsangYong's new Rodius will be competitive ...

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    Geneva: SsangYong SIV-1 Concept is "Nature Born 3 Motion" embodied

    SsangYong is not normally a brand whose styling we're comfortable with, but this SIV-1 Concept represents a marked improvement in the company's aesthetics – even if we're still not in love with its high-waisted look. This midsize crossover concept is poised to spawn a production model, ...

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    Teased: Ssangyong SIV-1 Geneva teasers suggest brand starting to find design mojo

    To follow Ssangyong's recent concept history from the XUV-1 shown at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2011, to the XIV-2 shown at Geneva last year to the e-XIV concept shown in Paris is to trace the evolution of the firm's design growth. The SIV-1 concept coming to this year's Geneva expo caps them ...

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    Paris: Ssangyong e-XIV Concept is going the distance

    Ssangyong has shown up at the 2012 Paris Motor Show with an extended-range hybrid version of its XIV 2 Coupe showcar. Called the e-XIV Concept, it pairs a 1.0-liter two-cylinder gasoline engine with a 107-horsepower electric motor and a 16-kWh lithium-ion battery to give the vehicle a theoretical ...

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    Report: SsangYong bringing e-XIV Concept to Paris

    SsangYong showed us the sequels before the original, but the full story will be revealed at the 2012 Paris Motor Show when we see the e-XIV. The eXIV-1 concept showed up at the Frankfurt Motor Show last year. The e-XIV-2 sequel – a crossover powered by a 1.6-liter diesel engine – ...

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    Official: SsangYong Rodius called into duty as off-road ambulance

    There are many vehicles sold overseas that we wish we could order Stateside. The SsangYong Rodius isn't one of them. But at least the Korean automaker has found a use for the awkwardly proportioned crossover. Based on the four-wheel-drive Rodius EX, SsangYong has launched an ambulance version in ...

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    Geneva: SsangYong XIV-2 Concept is another Korean with style

    If SsangYong is known for anything, it's trucks. The aspirational Korean marque brought out a handful of new pickups and SUVs here in Geneva, but the real showstopper on the SsangYong stand – if there is such a thing – is the XIV-2 concept. The concept's name is more contrived than ...

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    Teased: SsangYong Geneva-bound XIV-2 convertible crossover gets rendered

    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 ...

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    Frankfurt: SsangYong shows production SUT-1 pickup

    We saw the concept at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, but the real thing showed up at the Frankfurt Motor Show. SsangYong used the German auto show stage to reveal its all-new production-ready SUT-1 quad-cab pickup truck. SsangYong refers to the SUT-1 as a Sports Utility Truck, hence the SUT ...

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    Frankfurt: SsangYong XIV-1 Concept shows brand still has a CUV pulse

    SsangYong has had a hard time of it of late, and its production vehicles tend to be more indifferent than inspired, but it can still rock a cool concept when it wishes. While the XIV-1 concept certainly isn't the final word in madcap crossovers, to our eyes, it features a nice combination of ...

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    Official: SsangYong previews Concept XUV 1 ahead of Frankfurt debut

    There'll be plenty to see when we land in Frankfurt next month. And while SsangYong might not be at the top of the list, the Korean automaker will be on hand with a new crossover concept. Having unveiled the Actyon-based SUT 1 concept in Geneva a few months back, SsangYong will present the ...

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    Will Ssangyong market Mahindra vehicles in the U.S. soon?

    Ssangyong SUT-1 Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Ssangyong, which has just been bought by Mahindra, has announced its intentions to start selling up to 20,000 cars a year in the U.S., beginning sometime in the next two to five years. That would mean that Mahindra could ...

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    Geneva 2011: Ssangyong SUT 1 Concept is a Korean Honda Ridgeline

    Ssangyong SUT 1 Concept - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Ssangyong, the other other South Korean automaker, has cranked out a "concept" SUV/pickup for the overseas markets. Please, hold your applause until the end. In reality, the SUT-1 Concept is actually a near-future production model ...

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    Geneva Preview: Ssangyong Ridgeline Actyon SUT 1 Concept

    Ssangyong SUT 1 Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    It'd be all too easy to assume that Hyundai and Kia are the only Korean automakers out there. After all, together they're the fourth largest automaker in the world. And with Daewoo officially going the way of the dodo ...


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