Ssangyong teases Torres SUV

Ssangyong Torres

Ssangyong Motor Company (SMC) gave glimpses of its forthcoming latest model that will be known soon as the Torres.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • What was the upcoming Ssangyong Torres known previously?

    The yet-to-be-released Ssangyong model was then known as Project J100.
  • What can customers expect from the Ssangyong Torres?

    The company said that it is the first model in the lineup that will bear the new “Powered by Toughness” design philosophy.
  • Where does the Torres name come from?

    The vehicle's name comes from the Torres del Paine National Park in Patagonia.
  • In a statement, the Korean automaker said that the forthcoming sport utility vehicle (which was previously known as Project J100) is the first model that will reflect the brand’s new “Powered by Toughness” design philosophy while maintaining Ssangyong’s distinctive and authentic SUV characteristics.

    Ssangyong Torres

    The company said that the name was coined from the spectacular views of Torres del Paine National Park in Patagonia. The park was designated a World Biosphere Reserve status by UNESCO in 1978 and is well known for its magnificent mountains, glaciers, lakes, and rivers. “The name is designed to embody a sense of adventure, challenge, and escapism,” SMC explained. 

    As shown in the teaser photos released by the SMC, the vehicle showcases a vertical grille that seems to be very similar to a European marque. The rear tailgate has a rugged yet modern look.

    Ssangyong Torres

    “The SUV market continues to expand and subdivide, and with Torres we are filling the gap between semi-medium-sized SUVs such as Korando and large SUVs like Rexton. This move will create an additional segment in the market and will open up new opportunities for us, especially as we further develop the product offering and continue to add value and originality,” SMC noted.

    The vehicle manufacturer said that the Ssangyong Torres is set to go into mass production with pre-order sales commencing in June for the domestic market. For the European market, an electric vehicle version of Torres (project name U100) will be introduced towards the end of 2023.

    Photos from Ssangyong

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