Ssangyong reliever ‘Torres’ on the horizon
Ssangyong Motor, which is undergoing rehabilitation procedures, will turn the mood around with a complete new car that will be introduced in four years. The mid-sized SUV Torres, which will be located between the semi-medium SUV Korando and the large SUV Rexton, will compete with Hyundai Motor’s Tucson and Kia Sportage with its price competitiveness starting at around 20 million won.
According to an industry on the 12th, Ssangyong Motor recently distributed data related to Torres, which will start pre-contracting from the 13th to branches across the country. Torres’ basic sales price (based on 3.5% of individual consumption tax) specified in the data is 26.9 million won to 30.4 million won. It is divided into the basic T5 and the high-end T7, and the exact price will be re-released when sales begin in earnest. The official release date is July. Ssangyong Motor is reportedly planning to focus on mass production of Torres this month for smooth supply.
Torres is the first model to promote Ssangyong’s new design philosophy, POWERED BY TOUGHNESS. The exterior features an outer lens type LED headlamp on the front, a nuclear sacon type rear garnish on the rear, and a rear LED combination lamp.
The interior is characterized by designing the dashboard as slim as possible to secure an open front view. It is also notable that it applied ‘Buttonless Digital Interface’ that minimizes physical buttons. Torres will be equipped with a three-division wide digital cluster, a 12.3-inch multifunctional Infocon AVN, and an 8-inch buttonless digital integrated control panel.
A Ssangyong official said, “It is a slim & wide concept that emphasizes future-oriented and convenience according to the strong and modern traditional SUV appearance style,” adding, “We have implemented an interior design that allows passengers to experience differentiated user experiences.”
Torres, which has a maximum power of 170 horsepower, combines a 1.5-liter four-cylinder gasoline turbo engine with a six-speed automatic transmission of Aixin (3rd generation). Ssangyong Motor has also secured customer benefits from Torres’ third type of low-pollution vehicle certification for eco-friendly and low-pollution vehicle certification. 안전놀이터
With a day before the pre-contract, consumers seem to be positive about Ssangyong’s complete new car, four years after Rexton Sports. An official at Ssangyong Motor’s branch said, “It’s a day before the pre-contract, but there are quite a few inquiries from customers who have checked information about Torres in advance,” adding, “The price came out well at around 20 million won, so customers seem to be okay.”