Move over Hyundai and Kia, there is another automaker on the block. Its name is Ssangyong and it got a new toy to show. Ssangyong is another South Korean automaker who will be introducing its concept pickup truck called the SUT 1 Concept for overseas markets.
The new SUT 1 Concept pickup truck is based on the popular Actyon Sports pickup. It will be powered by a 2.0-liter diesel engine developing 153 horsepower, but don’t worry about its small displacement engine; it produces 256 pound-feet of torque, and that is almost in the same range as a full-size gasoline pickup truck with about 275 horsepower or so. The 2.0-liter diesel engine is mated to a manual or automatic transmissions, with an option of two- or four-wheel drive.
The Ssangyong SUT pickup truck is set to go on sale overseas by early 2012. Although Ssangyong is not the best automaker in South Korean, but the SUT 1 Concept does prove that Ssangyong got what it takes to improve its reputation. We’ll have to see when it comes out at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show on March 13th.
In the meantime, give us your opinion of the rendering photos of the SUT 1 Concept. Is it just another similar design of the Honda Ridgeline?
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SSANGYONG TO SHOW SUT 1 CONCEPT AT GENEVA
GENEVA MOTOR SHOW 2011
Hall 4, Stand 4133
SsangYong will show a stylish new concept of its popular Actyon Sports at the Geneva Motor Show, 3-13 March.
While maintaining the essential characteristics of a traditional pick-up, this concept presents a more contemporary look to reflect the styling expected of today’s Sports Utility Truck.
The concept is similar in size to the current Actyon Sports – 4,985mm long x 1,910mm wide x 1,755mm high, and with a generous 3,060mm wheelbase. Satisfying environmental demands for Euro 5 compliance, the new 2.0 litre diesel engine produces a maximum output of 155ps and maximum torque of 360Nm. Optimum torque is delivered across a low yet broad rev range of 1,500-2,800rpm, giving effortless acceleration from low engine speeds.
The new model will offer the choice of either 6-speed manual or automatic transmission in either 2-wheel or 4-wheel drive models. It will go on sale across Europe and other markets from early 2012.