SsangYong C200 Coming in 2010
However, the workers' strike at the Pyeongtaek plant delayed the plans and forced SsangYong to reconsider the future launches. Meanwhile, the company is trying to deal with creditors and receive the go-ahead for its restructuring plan. A final decision is expected to be announced on December 11, the same date when SsangYong is confident it will exit bankruptcy.
According to autocar.co.uk citing a source familiar with the matter, the C200 crossover will be unveiled at an European auto show, probably in Geneva in March. Still, SsangYong hasn't commented on the reports and an official statement is expected later this year, probably after the December 11 court hearing.
“We’re hopeful that we will be able to launch it next year,” said the source. “But we’re still not in a position to at the moment and we’re behind schedule due to these proceedings. This is mainly due to the strike action, as it halted R&D on the car. I anticipate we will be at a show next year. Which one is not known at the minute and the C200’s launch can only go forward when we know the outcome of the court proceedings.”