KG Mobility (formerly known as SsangYong) recently introduced a new electric SUV, and now it’s set to be followed by a sleeker, more coupe-like model.
The company has previewed the model, which appears to be a coupe SUV-esque version of the Torres EVX and is codenamed J120. It was teased alongside the previously revealed 0100 electric ute concept.
The coupe SUV features the bulging wheel arches of the Torres EVX and a similar front end design, albeit with reshaped daytime running lights and a restyled bumper.
Shift towards the back, however, and the differences are more stark.
There’s much more of a slope to the tailgate, which also goes without the faux spare wheel bulge.
The C- and D-pillar treatment is completely different, while the tail lights also have a unique look with both horizontal and vertical tail light assemblies.
It’s unclear if it’s mechanically different from the Torres EVX, which remains under evaluation for Australia.
The Torres EVX features a single electric motor producing 150kW of power, as well as a 73.4kWh lithium iron phosphate (LFP) battery sourced from BYD.
Claimed WLTP range is 500km.
The Torres EVX measures in at 4715mm long, 1890mm wide, and 1725mm tall. This is roughly the same size as the Mitsubishi Outlander.
Compared with the regular Torres, which initially wore the codename J100, the EVX features a unique front end design, plus an overhauled interior with a curved glass assembly containing dual 12.3-inch displays.
The J120 appears to be yet another new SsangYong, following the brand’s simultaneous reveals last year of the boxier F100 and KR10 electric SUV concepts and the O100 electric ute.
In the brand’s home market of Korea, it now has the Torres to slot in above the Korando, while the smaller Tivoli lives on there.
While the Torres EVX has yet to be locked in for Australia, its petrol-powered Torres counterpart is expected to launch here sometime in 2024.
The SsangYong name has been steadily removed across various global markets in favour of KG Mobility, but the company hasn’t announced any plans to drop the old name here.
SsangYong/KG Mobility doesn’t currently offer a coupe SUV, but it has offered a vehicle before that arguably meets the definition.
The body-on-frame Actyon, sold here from 2007 to 2013, had an unusual design for its era with a dramatically sloped tailgate.
Just 313 were sold here, and it proved much less popular than the more expensive, more conventionally styled Kyron.
It spawned a ute version, the Actyon Sports, which was eventually replaced by the Musso. The Actyon, in contrast, was effectively replaced by the more popular Korando crossover.