South Korean carmaker SsangYong does not have an easy life, but that does not prevent it from introducing new models. A recent addition is the rugged Torres SUV, which should arrive in Europe as an electric car.
Recently, the carmaker SsangYong attracted us several stylish pictures for the premiere of the brand new Torres model. Now she boasted a production look of the car, which is very similar to the drawings. Torres is presented as an adventure car and refers to the first generation of the Musso model and the second generation of the Korando model. At least in the marketing efforts of the carmaker – it is very different in appearance from both cars. Paradoxically, on the contrary, it resembles a number of competitors, both from the outside and from the inside.
The most dramatic is the face of the car, which relies on sharper shapes, and a mask with six vertical ribs, which are followed by narrow headlights. From the side and back, Torres looks much more conventional. Of interest is the additional lockable box on the right column C, which is strikingly reminiscent of a similar solution in the current generation of Land Rover Defender. The fifth door at the stern is equipped with a hump resembling a place to store a spare wheel.
The interior relies heavily on screens – one replaces the instrument panel, while the other two are touchscreen and serve infotainment (12.3 “diagonal) and air conditioning (8”). Depending on the specifications, it will be possible to find, for example, ambient lighting, ventilated front seats, seven airbags and a whole range of assistance systems inside. In terms of luggage space, the basic layout is to offer 703 liters in volume, after folding the second row of seats up to 1,662 liters.
The technical data has not yet been published, but it is assumed that a 1.5-liter supercharged four-cylinder T-GDI burning petrol will work under the hood. The basis will probably be the front-wheel drive, while the ATV will be available at an additional cost. An automatic and a manual could be available, both with six gears. In time, a fully electric version is also planned, which we will see in Europe in 2023.
South Korean customers can now order SsangYong Torres. Prices on the domestic market start at 26.9 million South Korean won, which is approximately 493 thousand crowns. Let’s be surprised at what price SsangYong will prepare for the planned electric version.