The first look at Ssangyong Motor’s upcoming off-road SUV, dubbed X200, has been released. The automaker revealed two sketches that hint at the design of its future SUV.
The upcoming SUV X200 will be built on a new design language that will be used in future SsangYong vehicles, according to the company. It will be the company’s second vehicle, following the J100 electric truck, which is also expected to launch soon. SsangYong’s attempt to resurrect the brand after it went bankrupt late last year and cut ties with its Indian partner Mahindra and Mahindra includes these two automobiles.
This new design philosophy is named ‘Powered by Toughness,’ and components like massive wheel arches, robust pillars, and almost right-angle corners are used to emphasize that intention on the Ssangyong X200.
At first glance, it resembles a hardtop Mahindra Thar SUV that has gained additional muscle. The X200 sports a rugged all-terrain appearance with some characteristics and parts comparable to Jeep vehicles, such as a horizontal slat grille and retro-looking round headlamps on the front face. The design components, according to Ssangyong, are inspired by the 1983 Korando 4×4, which was inspired by the Jeep CJ. Even the general outlines are similar to the Mercedes Benz G-Class profile.
Ssangyong said its new 4×4 SUV would have at least hybrid options to meet climate goals, but it did not say if a fully electric version would be available.
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