SsangYong is preparing to launch a new electric platform

SsangYong is preparing to launch a new electric platform

October 31, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

SsangYong has announced large-scale electrification plans, including the development of a completely new platform for electric vehicles, which is scheduled to be launched by 2024.

SsangYong executives said that new technologies will be the basis for “three or four” new models of segments C and D, the first of which will appear in 2024.

Designed from the ground up exclusively for electric vehicles, the new platform should offer exceptional opportunities for increased efficiency. Basically, this is similar to the way Volkswagen is following with its MEB platform used in its upcoming ID family.

SsangYong can use electric vehicle knowledge acquired by the parent company Mahindra, which acquired a controlling stake in SsangYong in 2011. Indian company and has experience in the field of EV, including competing in Formula E since the advent of a series of sports electric cars. The battery supplier will be LG Chem.

The first fully electric car of the brand will be Korando, operating on the same platform as existing gasoline and diesel models. It will go on sale in the first quarter of 2021. A little later, the appearance of an electric version of Tivoli is expected.

In addition to all-electric models, SsangYong also plans to introduce 48-volt hybrid technology for its vehicles with traditional ICEs. Such systems will first be applied to the 1.6-liter diesel engine used by the current Korando. Soft hybrid technology should appear on Korando in 2022, and on Tivoli a year later.