SsangYong electric SUV coming in 2019
17 October 2017 - IndianAutosBlog
A report published by Just Auto claims that SsangYong is developing a plug-in variant of the next generation Korando. Known internally as the C300, the next generation SsangYong Korando is due in 2019.
Reports of Mahindra & Mahindra owned SsangYong developing an all-electric crossover first surfaced online in June 2016. According to the latest report, the Pyongtaek plant has not been running at its full capacity. The introduction of the the new C-Segment Korando will help SsangYong utilise its capacity better. Although that does rest solely on the success of the SUV. SsangYong can draw encouragement from recent successes like the Tivoli and the Rexton. An all-electric product will help SsangYong enter new a completely new market segment.
The XAV and XAVL concepts from the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show and 2017 Geneva Motor Show respectively could be the design inspiration for the C300 Korando. The company had also showcased at the SIV-2 concept at the GIMS 2016, which could be another point of reference for the design.
Parent company Mahindra is also working towards launching the all-electric model in 2018. The car in question will be the electric variant of the KUV100, the company has confirmed.
Expect more details to emerge over the course of the next year as the SsangYong Korando electric nears launch.