The concept is expected to become a production model in the future sitting above the Korando – which has also been revealed at Geneva – but below the forthcoming Rexton in Ssangyong’s lineup. A production version of the XAVL would not be released until 2020.
Ssangyong announced its plans of a new model blitz by launching three new models over the next three years and increasing global production to 500,000 units per year.
The three models are thought to be an all-new Rexton replacement, a Rexton-based pickup and a third-generation Korando. A production version of the XAVL would be an addition to those models already planned.
The concept is a new iteration of the five-seat XAV concept from the 2015 Frankfurt motor show and is said to be inspired by the second-generation Korando from the 1990s.
It’s a two-wheel drive SUV and comes with a choice of 1.5-litre petrol engine which emits 150g/km – 170g/km of CO2 emissions depending on specification, as well as a 1.6-litre diesel which emits 120g/km – 150g/km of CO2.