Existential crisis? What existential crisis?

    SsangYong is pressing ahead with new model development as it continues its search for a new owner.

    Overnight the South Korean automaker announced it had begun production of its first all-electric vehicle, the Korando e-Motion.

    According to Autocar India, the Korando e-Motion has a 142kW electric motor.

    Equipped with a 61.5kWh battery, the electric crossover is said to have a driving range of around 322km using the WLTP standard.

    SsangYong Australia says the Korando e-Motion is “still under consideration” for a local launch.

    Under the skin, the Korando e-Motion is said to built on the Mahindra Electric Scalable and Modular Architecture (MEMSA), which will also be used by the Mahindra eXUV300.

    SsangYong has been looking for a new owner or partner since Mahindra cut it adrift at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic last year. The South Korean firm went into bankruptcy protection at the end of 2020.

    In order to reassure potential investors, SsangYong also released sketches of the Concept J100, a mid-sized electric SUV.

    The company claims the rugged-looking vehicle will go into production in 2022, and will be followed by a mid-size electric pickup, probably based on the J100 SUV.

    MORE: SsangYong Korando news, reviews, videos and comparisons

    Derek Fung

    Derek Fung would love to tell you about his multiple degrees, but he's too busy writing up some news right now. In his spare time Derek loves chasing automotive rabbits down the hole. Based in New York, New York, Derek loves to travel and is very much a window not an aisle person.

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