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Ssangyong Unveils New Ute Concept At Geneva Motor Show

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GENEVA – March 9, 2011: Ssangyong has unveiled its concept utility vehicle at the Geneva International Motor Show, continuing the company’s stylish new design cues started with the recently launched Korando SUV.

Hot on the heels of the Korando compact SUV, the Ssangyong SUT 1 Concept was unveiled at the 2011 Geneva motor show.

The new Ssangyong Actyon utility is likely to go on sale in Australia and across the globe from early 2012.

It is expected that the new SUT1 based utility will be powered by a Euro 5-compliant engine similar to the 114kW/360Nm 2.0-litre turbocharged common rail diesel engine used in the recently released Korando compact SUV and be equipped with either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic.

The Actyon Sports will continue to be offered in both two and four-wheel-drive format.

Ssangyong Motors Australia general manager , Jeff Barber said the new SUT1 concept has a more contemporary look and styling that is less polarizing than the current Actyon Sports.

“The SUT1 concept has styling that will find ready acceptance in today’s dual cab ute market, “ said Jeff Barber.

“Australia is the fourth largest market in the world for utes and it is a very crowded and competitive sector however with the next generation Ssangyong Actyon I believe we will have a vehicle that will become a real force in the dual cab ute category.

“Like the Korando this is another new Ssangyong that can sell on style as well as substance, but the new Actyon Sports’ beauty will be much more than skin deep,” he said.

The SUT 1 concept has the same dimensions as the current Actyon Sports ute, boasting an overall length of 4965mm, a width of 1900mm and is 1755mm high, with a 3060mm wheelbase.

It will be a dual cab ute in the same ilk as the current Actyon Sports with a large deep load tray at the rear.