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Ssangyong LIV-1 SUV: Seoul Motor Show

Mon, 01 Apr 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Ssangyong has rolled out yet another SUV Concept at its home motor show in Seoul – the Ssangyong LIV-1 SUV.

The Ssangyong LIV-1 SUV is another new SUV concept from Ssangyong (we’ve had the SsangYong SIV-1 at Geneva and the e-XIV EV Concept at Paris in the last six months) with a  catchy little moniker, this one a ‘Limitless Interface Vehicle, which sets the bar quite high.

The LIV-1 does have a better looking nose than any of Ssangyong’s current crop of production cars (well, certainly than the Rexton and Rodius) although it does look like the designers were competing to see how many creases they could add to the bodywork of the LIV-1. That said, it’s not a bad effort.

It’s a full-size SUV with full length glass roof, automated sidesteps, a ‘lounge’ interior with Piano Black trim and contrasting aluminium which, say Ssangyong, is an appropriate premium feel for a ‘Top-Line SUV.

But the justification for the ‘Limitless Interface’ badge is the array of five displays inside – including a 10″ monitor in the centre and a 7″ monitor in the headrest with driver information based on Ssangyong’s 3S-Cube which includes Smart Link, Safe Way and Special Sense. You can probably work out what they do.

The LIV-1 is a bit longer than the Rexton at 4.87 metres long and 1.95 metres wide, although it’s a bit shorter than the 7-seat Rodius, and it does look like the LIV-1 is going in to production soon.


By Cars UK