SsangYong unveiled its new XLV concept (eXciting smart Lifestyle Vehicle) diesel mild hybrid B-segment SUV at this year’s Geneva International Motor Show. (Earlier post.) The 48V hybrid system combines a 1.6-liter diesel engine and a 10kW electric motor powered by a high performance 500 Wh lithium-ion battery.
|Ssangyong XLV concept. Click to enlarge.|
XLV is the latest iteration in a series of multi-interface concepts which were first seen with the XIV-1 presented at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2011. The XLV will become one of SsangYong’s core strategic models to underpin its future growth.
290mm longer than the XIV-1 concept, XLV provides accommodation for seven passengers in a 2+2+2+1 arrangement, where the seventh seat slides between the second and third rows for optimum flexibility.
XLV features an interactive communication system called 3S-Cube (Smart-Link, Safe-Way, Special-Sense).
Smart-Link updates various functions and control systems including the permanent connection to smart electronic devices, while also providing a situation awareness capability program that gives auto cruise control, lane-keeping assistance and an automatic emergency brake system. The Safe-Way system offers a number of features to ensure driving convenience, while Special-Sense enables the user to design their own instrument cluster information and presentation. All three are intended to make driving enjoyable, convenient and safe.