Here’s our first full look at the new Torres SUV from the Korean manufacturer SsangYong and it is set to launch in fully electric form in the UK next year. In SsangYong’s SUV the lineup it’s in the middle Korando and Rexton in terms of size, so we expect prices to start around £30,000.
Torres takes its name from the Torres del Paine National Park in Patagonia. This new front-facing shot shows it in a rugged look SUV that’s a huge visual difference from anything in the current SsangYong lineup.
At the front we see the vertical grille slats, what looks like a red cap for the drag eye and the silver lower part of the bumper formed into a slide. There’s chunky wheel arch trim on the side, side steps, and an existing high-mounted storage box. Land Rover DefenderOptional side-mounted ‘gear box’.
Inside, we see a cabin that looks much more modern and upscale than what we’ve been used to from the SsangYong, with a larger central touchscreen that separates from the dashboard. There’s also a smaller screen below it, divided by several air vents. A third screen is located on the center console and the driver also has their own display. On the steering wheel we see the Korean version of the SsangYong badge.
SsangYong will start producing the “tough and solid” Torres first for the Korean market. Auto Express understands that the European version will be an electric-only Torres and that it won’t arrive until 2023. Once here, the EV derivative will take on the same things as Skoda Enyaq and Volkswagen ID.4 but with a lower price tag.
No specifications for the vehicle have been announced, although confirmation of both electric and combustion powertrains in other markets suggests it could use an adaptive internal combustion engine platform. , like New Korando e-Motion. Previously, the manufacturer also said that they are developing a pickup truckwhich could end up being a Torres derivative.
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