Ssangyong e-XIV Concept

Concept Cars 1 Oct 2012
Ssangyong e-XIV Concept

Based on the recent XIV 2 CUV Coupé, the Ssangyong e-XIV Concept presented at the Paris Show is a study of an hybrid compact crossover focused on efficiency.

With the e-XIV Concept presented at the 2012 Paris Motor Show, Ssangyong is evolving the concepts introduced in 2011 and 2012 with the XIV and KEV show cars.

Ssangyong e-XIV Concept Ssangyong e-XIV Concept

This newest addition is a compact crossover featuring a small 1-liter engine which serves as a range extender.

Among the distinctive features of the concept is the glass roof which integrates a 12 solar cells panel for generating power for the onboard auxiliary systems.


Ssangyong e-XIV Concept The design builds on the company visual approach dubbed ‘Robust Aesthetics’ where the character is expressed through ‘Inner Dynamic’ & ‘Subtle Tension’.

Compared to the XIV-2 Concept on which it’s based, the e-XIV adopts a number of hi-tech details that underline the eco-friendly drivetrain and technologies.

The tires were developed specifically for increasing efficiency and have a tread design which improves grip while reducing friction.

The cabin is characterized by a four-bucket-seat layout, where each seat can be repositioned to create a variety of combinations.

Ssangyong e-XIV Concept Interior Ssangyong e-XIV Concept

The interior structure evokes the sporty style of a crossover, and blends a mix of styling cues and materials including carbon fibre.

Ssangyong e-XIV Concept Interior Ssangyong e-XIV Concept Interior

The instrument cluster communicates with the driver using dynamic graphics, and enables active communication between car and driver by displaying necessary information on the centre facia in real time.

The e-XIV also combines the ‘Auto User Interface’ concept of XIV1 and XIV2 to offer a new direction for the car as a moving communication space by combining the latest IT developments for both automotive and personal smart devices.

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Technical Features

The e-XIV is powered by an 80-kW Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor (PMSM), giving a range of 80km by taking power from the 16-kWh lithium-ion battery. Four hours are required for charging a fully discharged battery, and 20 minutes for quick recharging.

The car also features a range extending system comprising a two-cylinder 1,000cc petrol engine and a 20-kW generator. Once the 80km distance has been achieved, the petrol engine supplies additional power via the generator to extend the range up to 600km, emitting just 45g/km of CO2.

Ssangyong e-XIV Concept – Dimensions

  • Overall length mm 4,160
  • Overall width mm 1,790
  • Overall height mm 1,575
  • Wheelbase mm 2,600

(Source: Ssangyong)

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