Saturday 17 March 2018

Two more set for Geneva - from outrageous to practical

New SUV concept from SsangYong
New SUV concept from SsangYong
Techrules production supercar
Eddie Cunningham

Eddie Cunningham

From the outrageous to the practical . . . two more examples of what we can expect to see in the flesh at Geneva early next month.

The outrageous comes in the form of the Techrules production supercar.

And the practical is underlined by a new SUV concept from SsangYong.

The new Techrules motor shows how the China-based R&D company has worked out how to mix a Turbine-Recharging Electric Vehicle (TREV) powertrain with what it calls "aerospace-inspired design".

It certainly looks like something direct from the future.

And it also acts like one. For example, a fighter jet-style canopy dramatically rises from the body every time you get in or out of its extraordinary confines.

Less audacious but far more relevant to most motorists is the SsongYong XAVL crossover/SUV.

This is a new take on the XAV concept that the company showed back in 2015 at Frankfurt.

The automaker says it will accommodate seven people in style and comfort as well as having the usual spread of user-friendly interfaces so you can access connected car technology and digital display.

It has petrol and new diesel engines.

Indo Motoring

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