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Ssangyong showcases electric e-SIV SUV concept at Geneva

South Korea-based SsangYong unveiled its e-SIV concept car at the Geneva motor show, showcasing the brand’s future approach to electric vehicles, connectivity and autonomous driving.

As a specialist manufacturer of SUVs, SsangYong has developed a wide range of cars for use on-road, off-road and in both urban and leisure environments. e-SIV is a C-segment sized electric vehicle (EV) and is the company’s fifth electric car concept to be exhibited. Previous models include KEV1 in 2010, KEV2 (2011), e-XIV (2012), and Tivoli EV-R shown at the Geneva Motor Show in 2015.

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e-SIV - which stands for Electronic Smart Interface Vehicle, has been developed to demonstrate SsangYong’s approach to creating a connected mobility solution and autonomous driving.

The electric SUV is equipped with a 61.5 kWh battery pack and 140 kW motor, for a cruising range of 320 - 450 km (199 - 280 miles) and a top speed of 150 km/h (93 mph).

Autonomous driving. The autonomous driving technology applied to the e-SIV uses a radar and camera sensor system. This Level 2 self-driving technology recognizes the lane in which the car is travelling, and can maintain a safe distance between it and other vehicles on the road. This can be further enhanced with an additional sensor to increase the automatic lane and active driving function to achieve Level 3 autonomy.

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