Geneva 2017: SsangYong Teases XAVL 7-Seater ConceptAuto News
With only two weeks remaining before the 2017 Geneva Motor Show opens its doors to guests and enthusiasts from all over the world, participating manufacturers are getting busy already, teasing us with some of the cars that will be revealed.
One of them is none other than SsangYong, which released a few sketches of the XAVL (Exciting Authentic Vehicle Long) concept ahead of its reveal at the show next month.
According to the company, the concept is actually based on the XAV Concept that was presented at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2015. Ssangyong added that the XAVL also takes inspiration from the classic Korando of the 1990s.
Judging by the teaser images released, the XAVL, which basically previews how the brand’s SUVs will look like in the future, boasts an aggressive design with angular lines.
The overall look is carried on into the car as well, where the cabin has a minimalist layout with futuristic lines. From what we can see, an infotainment system is taking center stage, with a rotary dial sitting on the center console for gearshift usage, complemented by a few jet-styled controls.
Additionally, SsangYong says that the new XAVL also carries a suite of safety aids for pedestrians, driver and passengers, and takes power from "both petrol and new clean-burning diesel engines".
While this latest concept from the Korean company is highly likely to make it into production, we expect it to be positioned between the Korando and Rexton.