SsangYong – now officially known as KG Mobility – has revealed a trio of concepts at the Seoul motor show, which preview production vehicles due before 2025.
Details remain scant at this time, but the trio comprises an electric ute and two electric SUVs.
SsangYong has also shared a few details on a new electric vehicle platform, to be introduced by 2026.
The platform supports dual-motor powertrains, which the company says can “enable switching between front/rear and two-wheel/four-wheel drive depending on the driving environment”.
The O100 concept is a “semi-mid urban” electric ute based on the Torres EVX electric SUV, with vehicle-to-load (V2L) outlets in the tub that allow you to power appliances.
Said tub is quite short, suggesting this is more of a lifestyle ute in the vein of a (combustion-powered) Hyundai Santa Cruz.
The previously leaked KR10 SUV is a rugged-looking “semi-medium” SUV with visual nods to the old body-on-frame Korando including round headlights and a slotted grille.
It commemorates the 40th anniversary of the Korando. SsangYong hasn’t referred to it specifically as an electric model.
There are boxy, flared fenders, while the tail lights are also reminiscent of Mini’s Union Jack units.
The F100 is a large electric SUV concept, boasting a squat stance with flared wheel arches.
Up front there’s a distinctive, configurable “kinetic lighting block and digital gesture” design, with lighting in a grid pattern, while down back there’s a steeply raked rear window bookended by chunky matte silver brightwork.
It features similar tail lights to the KR10.
All three models, as well as the production Torres EVX previewed at the Seoul show, wear KG Mobility wordmarks on their tailgates.
Unusually, SsangYong’s existing logo features on their centre caps even though the brand has been emblazoning its vehicles of late with its older, 1990s-era two-circle logo.
The company’s Australian arm has confirmed the Torres EVX is on its radar, while its combustion-powered counterpart is due either late in 2023 or early in 2024.
SsangYong was saved from bankruptcy by a consortium led by steel conglomerate KG Group late in 2022, with The Korea Herald reporting a price tag of ₩950 billion (~A$1.1 billion).