Near production-ready C200 crossover to be shown at South Korea show

Ssangyong is to show a near production-ready version of its upcoming C200 crossover at next month's Seoul motor show.

The C200 will be the first of a new generation of Ssangyong vehicles to use a monocoque body and is likely to form the basis for future models.

The Giugiaro designed C200 is similar in size to the Toyota RAV4 and Honda CRV, but Ssangyong hopes it will provide a more affordable alternative in the burgeoning crossover sector.

Power for the show car comes from a 173bhp 2.0-litre diesel unit that is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. A manual option is likely to be made available when the car is launched.

The company will also unveil a new diesel hybrid version of the Kyron at the show. Ssangyong claims recent tests show it is around 25 per cent more fuel efficient than similarly sized competitors.

Both cars will be on display at the Seoul motor show on 2 April.

George Barrow

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