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Week 8 2018 - SsangYong teases images of its concept for the Geneva Auto Show
Ssangyong teased images (below) of its fifth electric concept EV, the SsangYong E-SIV, to be unveiled at the 2018 Geneva auto show. The Korean automaker is yet to deliver a production-ready electric vehicle and only plans to start producing EVs from 2020. E-SIV is short for “Electronic Smart Interface Vehicle,” and the concept promises a range of 280 miles. For full specs, please see our dedicated page here.
Previous electric concept cars presented by Ssangyong, a Mahindra Mahindra subsidiary were the KEV1 (2010), KEV2 (2011), e-XIV (2012), and the Tivoli EV-R (2015).
Week 44 2017 - SsangYong gets approval to test self-driving tech
The Korean automaker SsangYong will start testing its autonomous vehicle technology on public roads in Korea. The SAE Level 3 system will be mounted on Tivoli SUV. SsangYong is accelerating its autonomous vehicle development to get in line with the Korean Government’s plans to commercialize self-driving by 2020.
Week 26 2017 - Mahindra and SsangYong to develop EV SUV
The Korean auto manufacturer, Ssangyong, 72.85% owned by Indian conglomerate Mahindra and Mahindra announced that it will produce of an electric SUV by 2020. The SUV is to be assembled at the 250,000 unit plant in Pyeongtaek South Korea. and promises a range of 300km with a top speed of 150km/h. Ssangyong earmarked 1 trillion won ($1 billion) for the development of SUVs and EVs over the next four years. The parent Mahindra & Mahindra will support the development with funds and technical assistance.
Week 14 2017 - SsangYong to build EV for Chinese market
The Chairman of Indian automaker Mahindra and Mahindra, Anand Mahindra announced at the Seoul Motor Show this week that Mahindra and its Korean subsidiary SsangYong aims to develop a luxury electric vehicle by 2019, targeting entry into Chinese and US markets.
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