The fact that some of the world’s lesser known brands have all come out of the woodwork to present their own concept cars speaks volumes on how popular Frankfurt is. We haven’t heard from Ssangyong in a while now, but apparently, all that changed when the South Korean automaker officially introduced a new compact crossover concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show called the Concept XIV-1.

According to SsangYong, the Concept XIV-1 is derived from the the phrase "eXcitinguser Interface Vehicle" and was brought to the biggest auto show in the world to introduce everyone to the company’s new design language, one that is expected to be applied to a lot of its future models.

Not much is being mentioned about the concept’s future other than it’s going to serve as the concept peg for a lot of the company’s future models. But if it does get the green light, expect it to be a player in what is appearing to be a very competitive premium SUV segment.

Find out more about the SsangYong Concept XIV-1 after the jump

Exterior and Interior

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The XIV-1 combines the characteristics of a fancy SUV design with affordable running costs meant to maximize the driver’s interaction. Among the details behind the Concept XIV-1 include the extensive use of glass and carefully curved bodywork that add an imposing look without being too aggressive. There’s also a wrap-around windscreen, large C-pillars, a lengthy glass roof, and an advanced interface that offer plenty of high-tech goodies.

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The interior set-up of the XIV-1 features a new seating configuration that allows you to choose a 1+1+2 or a 1+3 seating layout. It also allows passengers inside the SUV to move back and forth and also rotate all four seats 360 degrees. The dashboard offers a design that makes use of plenty of aluminum, a new wrinkle as far as SsangYong vehicles designed in the past.


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Though specific details on the XIV-1’s performance capabilities are still being kept under wraps, SsangYong has nonetheless announced that it will carry a pair of 1.6-liter powertrains - one gas version and one diesel version. Both these engines are mated to a choice between a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission. Likewise, the XIV-1 can be outfitted in either a 2WD or an AWD set-up.


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There’s no word on pricing yet since the XIV-1 is only a concept. It’s unlikely that this particular concept will be given the go-signal; the XIV-1 is being touted as a concept peg to illustrate SsangYong’s new offering in the B-segment CUV, and in general, its overall design philosophy.

Having said that, SsangYong has yet to close the door on the concept version, so you can still keep your fingers crossed that the green light turns on.

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  (613) posted on 12.15.2011

Is this a Volkswagen car or SUV? I’m’ so confused if this car is SUV of Volkswagen. BTW, I like the design of the roof. It looks so unique on that. Moreover, it is already looks great on that body paint.

  (453) posted on 10.17.2011

Impressive concept but I’m pretty sure that they really don’t have any plan to put this one on the market. Alas! It is very a good-looking car that I’m sure no one can’t resist, and everyone would love to have.

  (526) posted on 09.30.2011

Up GT! It is really impressive with the decency that the sleek body paint of it express. Anyway, I hope that Volkswagen really had a plan to put this one on market production. I can’t wait to see this in person.

  (798) posted on 09.27.2011

The door looks great. Its my first time to see this kind of a door and also the interior part of this car. I like all features of this car and the exterior.

  (532) posted on 09.23.2011

I’m so impressed to the exterior and interior part. The lining light inside the car is great. This is awesome and this is my first time to see this. The performance of this car is also good because this car can use a 2wd or AWD. Great car indeed!

  (579) posted on 09.23.2011

I don’t think that SsangYong had a plan to put this one on production! It seems that they just really want us to be so excited on this. And I can say it is too much for the looks, how about its figure performance?

  (528) posted on 09.22.2011

Ssangyong Concept really had a lovely design and the roof line of this one is impressive! When will be the releasing of another updated article about this concept? I can’t wait for the figure performance of it.

  (488) posted on 09.21.2011

It’s a great-looking car. This is one-of-a-kind design I’ve ever seen. For me, this car is a sporty bu elegant look. I’m so amazed in this Ssang Yong Concept XIV-1.

  (504) posted on 09.21.2011

This concept is so impressive. I simply love this fancy SUV! smiley Seeing this kind of car on the road can really catch lots of attention. I noticed the luxurious interior of this, so awesome!

mopar39426  (24) posted on 09.20.2011

It looks like a Land Rover Evoque.

mopar39426  (419) posted on 09.13.2011

Like the proportions and the roof-line of the XIV-1 and unique fender through headlight line. So what if it looks markedly different in many of the details.

mopar39426  (342) posted on 08.22.2011

know about the upcoming Frankfurt Auto Show, and now I can’t wait to witness it. Now that I know there will be a lot of unique cars to be unveil. I can also now see those newly-rise manufacturers with their newest cars.

mopar39426  (399) posted on 08.22.2011

Well, it’s too early to speculate since this a concept vehicle. The manufacturer still has the power to redo the car before the actual debut. Most likely, they are going to change its present name. I wish to see more teasers before its disclosing in the Frankfurt Motor Show.

mopar39426  (474) posted on 08.22.2011

How will I enjoy those teaser images when the details are not clear to me? This is my first time to discover about the SsangYong. I wonder if they were a tweaking company or car manufacturer? However, with the glimpse of details on this car I can notify that its just an ordinary vehicle.

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