SsangYong says the design philosophy applied to the X200 will be used for its other future models as well
SsangYong Motor Company has revealed the design of its new SUV, the X200, a rugged vehicle which has unapologetically outdoorsy looks.
The South Korean SUV maker says, the X200’s styling is based on its new design philosophy – ‘Powered by Toughness’ which was first applied to the J100 midsize electric car.
Ever since the design sketch of the J100 was released, the reaction from the online community has been extremely positive, says SsangYong, adding that positive interest was garnered for a derivative pickup model as well.
Boldly, SsangYong has stated that every product that it makes from this point forward will follow this new brand design direction.
Sticking specifically to the SsanYong X200 design, it is clear that the SUV’s styling has been inspired by vehicles of this type from a certain well-known automaker.
As stated before, it is a rugged-looking SUV that is wide, with flared arches for the wheels that are placed right at the corners. Upfront, the blinkers on the fender join with the circular headlights that flank the rather simple grille sporting diamond pattern.
The fog lamps are situated in their own housings and there is a huge skid plate, indicating what this SUV could be capable of.
The windscreen is upright, the A-pillars are slim, while along the sides, there are large wheel arches with plastic cladding and some nice wheels. At the back, there are a set of rectangular tail lamps, an upright tail gate below which sits a skid plate.
SsangYong has imagined the X200 has a convertible, for one of the design sketches shows a canvas roof that has been slid till the rear. Of course, there are roof rails as well.
No interior sketches or details about the engines that will power the vehicle have been released, but SsangYong does say it will use eco-friendly powertrains.