Published on September 13th, 2012 | by Christopher DeMorro0
SsangYong e-XIV Plug-in Hybrid Debuts Ahead Of Paris Auto Show
Details are scant, but I like what I see. Do you?
These are merely sketches of the SsangYong e-XIV plug-in hybrid; the actual car will roll out on the Paris Auto Show at the end of the month. This B-segment crossover coupe utilizes a small gasoline range extender that charges the a battery pack. Electric motors provide motivation, while the glass roof utilizes solar cells to provide some amount of “trickle charging.”
The e-XIV moniker stands for Electric Exciting user-Interface Vehicle, and it is the latest design study from the South Korean automaker. SsangYong, which was recently acquired by India’s Mahindra & Mahindra Limited, is no doubt looking to expand its market beyond the peninsula and into Europe. A vehicle like the e-XIV could definitely find a market in Europe, or even America, if they stick close to this design language.
No mention on fuel economy figures yet, but it is still a pretty car to look at. I can dig it. Can you?