- New ‘large and authentic’ SUV for 2017 Seoul show
- Special new steels used for bodywork and chassis
- Petrol or diesel power – but with all-wheel drive
SEOUL, South Korea – SsangYong will unveil its latest product, the for-now named Y400 large SUV and flagship at the 2017 Seoul auto show.
“The new SUV,” the automaker has declared, “embodies the robust and dynamic styling of a concept shown at the Paris auto show in September 2016 and blends drivability with high levels of safety.”
The SUV has a conventional drivetrain – front engine, rear-wheel drive but with 4×4 on call – and is described by its maker as “a class-leading contender with excellent driving characteristics on- and off-road, balanced weight distribution, great towing ability and quiet and comfortable performance.”
Constructed using a Quad-Frame body structure using a new super-steel – claimed to be a world first – the SUV also has 63% advanced high-strength steel for “greatly improved” body strength while being lighter.
The Y400 is 4.85m long, 1.92m wide, 1.80m high and has a 2.86m wheelbase. The chassis will offer either a petrol or “clean diesel” propulsion.
The Y400 – one hopes with a more evocative name by then – will go on sale in Korea during the first half of 2017 and internationally before the end of that year.