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SsangYong C200 Eco Concept Displayed Before Seoul

SsangYong has just announced that the upcoming Seoul Motor Show in South Korea, opening on April 2, will witness the introduction of a new crossover utility car codenamed C200. What's interesting is that the South Korean company says the model is already in production form which means the final product will be mostly the same with the one to be displayed at the show.

As you probably remember, the C200 was first displayed to the general public at the Paris Auto Show in October, with the production model expected to arrive later this year.

To get to more technical stuff, the concept is powered by a 2.0-liter diesel engine especially aimed at lower noise levels and reduced vibration. In terms of overall output, the Euro V-compliant engine produces 175 horsepower, being mated to either a manual or an automatic six-speed transmission system.

In order to reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions to a minimum, the manufacturer used lightweight materials and aluminum as much as possible. For instance, SsangYong's concept benefits from aluminum suspension components, reducing weight while maintaining a high level of safety.

Styling for the new C200 concept was made by Giugiaro's ItalDesign in Italy, SsangYong said in a statement for the press. It has almost the same dimensions as Toyota RAV4 or Honda CRV and is slightly longer than a Volkswagen Tiguan (2,640mm wheelbase).

"The C200 differs from current SsangYong models in that it uses monocoque construction to ensure a passenger car look, feel and comfort. The platform is adaptable, and the chassis can be used for front wheel drive and four wheel drive passenger cars," the Korean automaker explained.
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