The 2013 Geneva Motor Show is on its way and auto companies leave no stone unturned at such events and grab every bit of attention they can. Korean carmaker Ssangyong is also on its heels and will be displaying a premium mid-sized crossover concept, SIV-1. The SIV-1, short for Smart Interface Vehicle will be one of the two cars Ssangyong will be displaying at the Geneva Auto Salon next month, the other being the production-ready 11-seater Korando Turismo MPV, also known as Stavic and Rodius in some markets.
The teaser images reveal what seems to be quite a modern and sleek design touch to the crossover, something unlike other Ssangyong cars. The Korean company claims the futuristic looks of the SIV-1 is the result of their new design philosophy and will be seen on all future Ssangyong offerings too. The Korando 5-seater was one of the most debated car over its unappealing looks and so the SIV-1 should prove to be a breather for the company.
LED-infused headlamps, sleek grille and large wheel arches at the front and the design continuity upto the rear wheels instill a typical SUV look. Infact, the dimension and specifications talk a lot about its space eventhough it looks sleek on the outside. The SIV-1 lies 4500 mm long with a 2700 mm wheelbase and is 1880 mm wide. The concept features four independent bucket seats and Mobile Auto System. The Engine details remain unknown and we hope Ssangyong realizes that compact crossovers are the in-thing in the Indian markets and plan to bring this car to our shores too.