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Monday, April 15, 2013

SIV-1 Crossover Concept Unveils

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.

The ability to design something as unpleasant as the Rodius crossover van takes a certain skill, but South Korean automaker SsangYong has risen to that unfortunate challenge. However, its new SIV-1 Concept is a definite step in the right design direction.
SsangYong SIV-1 crossover concept. (Picture from: http://www.autoblog.com/)
Standing for Smart Interface Vehicle, the SIV-1 is a direct follow-up to the brand’s XIV-1 from the 2011 Frankfurt show. The SIV-1 utilizes a special heat coating to increase driving safety in all driving conditions.
SsangYong SIV-1 Concept looks like a future car at 2013 Geneva Auto Show. (Picture from: http://www.rushlane.com/)
SsangYong SIV-1 is premiering at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. This car is formatted concept CUV (crossover utility vehicle) emits strong new design philosophy of SsangYong. 

The interior is pure fantasy concept. The dash gets a freestanding LCD screen while the centre fascia uses a lot of fancy metallic bits with eerie red luminous strips for more drama. It has four bucket seats to instil some sporty intentions into the futuristic cabin.
Cockpit view of SSangYong SIV-1 concept car. (Picture from: http://www.eurocarblog.com/)
The interior has the brand’s "Nature Born 3 Motion" design philosophy and features state-of-the-art IT devices and dynamic graphics on the instrument cluster. Its cabin environment, seat positions, GPS and music settings can be pre-loaded into smart phones and tablets through SsangYong’s Mobile Auto System, which will prep the car for you upon entering.
SSangYong SIV-1's interior. (Picture from: http://www.eurocarblog.com/)
There’s also a thin heat film coating for all of the windows and exterior mirrors to dispatch frost quickly and ensure good visibility and safety. Aside from its attractive exterior lines, with bold exterior design and optimize dynamic with safety and comfort in driving. Has dimensions of length 4.5 m, width 1.88 m, height 1.64 m and 2.7 m of whellbase
Three quarter rear view of SsangYong SIV-1 concept car. (Picture from: http://autoreader.net/)
SsangYong didn't provide any details as to what’s under the hood nor is there any word on a potential production version, but ignoring the unfortunately small wheels, the design itself is a welcome departure for a company that, let's face it, doesn't ordinarily produce vehicles that we'd call "stylish". *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | AUTOBLOG | DIH | PIKIRAN RAKYAT 01032013]
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