SSANGYONG is going electric with a medium-sized battery powered SUV that will be on the road in the UK before the end of the year.
The Korando e-Motion is the Korean car maker's first pure EV and is to be followed by a larger model currently codenamed the J100.
The Korando e-Motion is the first mid-sized electric SUV vehicle in Korea and offers the spacious interior and convenience of a family car.
Prices are still to be announced but it is understood SsangYong intends to bring the Koranda e-Motion to market below the £30,000 mark. Full specifications are still to be released.
The overall design is one that offers an urban driving style with aerodynamic lines to minimise air resistance, and a quality driving experience.
Due to restricted supplies of semi-conductors, affecting all manufacturers, the Korando e-Motion is scheduled to be shipped in August for sale in Europe and the UK later in the year.
Launch plans will be announced as soon as the availability of semi-conductors becomes clearer and the vehicle has already gone into production in Korea.
SsangYong has also announced that it is accelerating the development of its next EV, a medium-sized SUV under the project name J100, with the plan of launching in 2022.
The design of the J100 will give a new, modern, authentic SUV, with styling cues designed to create a strong and safe SUV.