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  • Image Credit: Ssangyong
  • Image Credit: Ssangyong
  • Image Credit: Ssangyong
  • Image Credit: Ssangyong
South Korean SUV maker SsangYong has dreams of one day selling its models in the US, but that time could be quite a long time coming, if ever. Until then, the Frankfurt Motor Show offers an opportunity to check out the brand's latest work. This year the company has three European debuts there, and all of them are based the latest Tivoli.

The XAV-Adventure imagines a future compact SUV for the brand. The design features chunky, off-road styling that looks reminiscent of a smaller, more modern take on the classic Toyota Land Cruiser. An earlier version of the concept was shown at this year's Seoul Motor Show as a preview of the brand's next-gen Korando.

After debuting in Geneva, the Tivoli gets now gets a diesel engine in Europe. The 1.6-liter oil-burner is offered with a manual or automatic gearbox, plus optional four-wheel drive. One step larger is the XLV-Air concept that previews a longer body with the same powertrain range that's coming next year. The tweaks are most apparent in the extra length in the rear glass behind the C-pillar, plus the red accents in the front and rear bumper catch the eye.
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Date: 3 September 2015

66th Frankfurt International Motor Show 2015
HALL / STAND: 9 / B02

• International launch of Tivoli diesel offering dynamic driving and fuel economy
• World Premiere of XLV-Air, the pre-production model of long-bodied Tivoli
• Unveiling of XAV-Adventure, an authentic SUV concept with a contemporary touch

SsangYong Motor Company, (CEO Johng-sik Choi; www.smotor.com/en) will introduce Tivoli diesel - the smart compact SUV, and two concept models based on the Tivoli platform, XLV-Air and XAV-Adventure at this year's Frankfurt Motor Show.

Powered by a 1.6 litre Euro 6 diesel engine, Tivoli diesel offers a powerful yet eco-friendly and quiet driving performance, and is available with either manual or automatic transmission, 2-wheel and 4-wheel drive.

XLV-Air (eXciting smart Lifestyle Vehicle) is the pre-production model of the long bodied Tivoli which will be launched early next year. As a multi-role SUV it offers increased luggage space, and comes with a choice of 1.6 litre petrol or 1.6 litre diesel engines, matched with the option of a 6-speed automatic (Aisin) or manual transmission, and two or four wheel drive.

XAV-Adventure is the latest compact SUV concept from SsangYong, a reinterpretation of the company's iconic Korando brand with a modern and masculine touch. Targeting active and young generations, XAV-Adventure offers maximum drivability and off-road capability as a compact authentic SUV.

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