SsangYong is still looking for a buyer to save it from receivership but it is still expanding its range. The Korean company has released a set of sketches previewing its new SUV called the Torres.
If the design sounds familiar, you’ve already seen it because – Torres is the product name for the J100 project that was announced last year. The name comes from Torres del Paine National Park in Patagonia, known for its mountains, glaciers, lakes and rivers. Thus, SsangYong wanted to interact with the adventurous nature of the SUV, which is depicted in official sketches against a Jurassic world-style background.
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The company says Torres will be the first model to introduce its new design called “Powered by Toughness”. The SUV captures rough styling signals from last year’s sketch, with a thin LED, a zip-style grille, bumpers with protective skidplates, a toned-up fender and a bumper with an integrated spare wheel cover at the tailgate. In the figure, the car is fitted with an all-terrain tire with large-diameter wheel shades and roof-mounted lights.
According to a Ssangyong spokesman, Torres will fill the gap between “semi-medium-sized SUVs like the Corando and larger SUVs like the Rexton.” The company hopes that by creating an additional segment it will be able to increase market share by benefiting from the growing popularity of sick looking SUVs.
SsangYong will start taking pre-orders for Torres this June, starting from the Korean market. A fully electric version of the SUV, codenamed U100, will be launched in Europe by the end of 2023.
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