Electric SsangYong Korando confirmed

SsangYong has confirmed that its new Korando SUV will have an electric variant

An electric SsangYong Korando has been confirmed for production, as the South Korean carmaker prepares to launch an all-new version of the SUV at the Geneva Motor Show.

The fourth-generation Korando follows the SsangYong SIV-2 concept that was revealed in 2016, although that car featured a hybrid powertrain as opposed to a fully electric one.

SsangYong has yet to reveal any details regarding battery size, range or performance, saying only that 1.5-litre petrol and 1.6-litre diesel engines would be offered first.

The new Korando features a redesigned grille and headlights, designed to show off the car’s “robust character”.

Inside, SsangYong claims the interior provides better headroom and rear legroom than in the outgoing model. A nine-inch infotainment system is joined by 10.25-inch digital instruments, while the four-way-adjustable driver’s seat comes with lumbar support for added comfort.

SsangYong is also promising “state-of-the-art” connectivity in addition to a suite of driver assistance and safety systems.

The new Korando will be longer, wider and lower than before, measuring 4,410mm long, 1,830mm wide and 1,675mm tall. At 2,650mm, SsangYong claims one of the longest wheelbases in the C-segment SUV class, again citing increased passenger comfort.