The SsangYong XAVL concept – eXciting Authentic Vehicle Long – is based on the product development philosophy of Robust, Speciality and Premium. XAVL presents a tough, masculine looking and authentic SUV concept that blends advanced convenience and practicality with a user-friendly interface, and indicates yet another strategic model to drive future growth for the brand.
With seven independent seats and providing wide inner space, XAVL takes on a differentiated role for a mid-size SUV, by combining off-road capability with the versatility and practicality of a multi-purpose MPV. The three rows of seats are in a two-three-two layout. The five seats comprising the second and third rows all fold and slide to maximise comfort and the use of space, while also affording the passenger/load carrying flexibility expected of both an SUV and MPV.
In contrast to the tough, masculine exterior, a comfortable and sensitive ambience is created for the interior, enhanced by a wide and contemporary space with sophisticated, subtle illumination. In addition, the smart user interface enables free communication between passengers, the car and home.
The XAVL concept is a mid-size SUV, and takes its inspiration from the second generation classic Korando of the 1990s. This contemporary interpretation of the original car is expected to find its way into production as an authentic off-road SUV in the near future. XAVL is 4,630mm long, 1,866mm wide, 1,640mm high, and has a 2,775mm wheelbase.
XAVL offers the choice of a Euro 6 compliant 1.6 litre diesel engine, matched with the option of a 6-speed manual or automatic transmission, and with a two-wheel-drive system. The 1.6 litre diesel engine achieves CO2 emissions of 120 to 150g/km (2WD, MT/AT, with stop/start)
With regards safety, the XAVL features an external airbag to provide increased protection to pedestrians, while passenger safety is further achieved through a central airbag between the driver and front seat passenger, as well as a driver’s knee airbag to enhance driver safety.
For drivers’ convenience and safety, XAVL is equipped with a suite of new electronic safety aids, including Advanced Emergency Braking System, Lane Change Assist, Lane Keeping Assist, High Beam Assistance, Blind Spot Detection and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.
The car is also equipped with a Smart Parking Assist System, a 10.25-inch full colour LCD display, and a wi-fi hotspot for the second and third row of seats. In addition, the car’s navigation, heating, ventilation and air conditioning, and the infotainment system located in the head lining, can all be controlled from a smart phone, while Link to Home IOT (Internet of Things) technology allows occupants to connect with their home and manage CCTV, security, domestic equipment and temperature control.