SsangYong prepares its first electric car

SsangYong prepares its first electric car

July 20, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

The Korean automaker has revealed preliminary sketches of the car. The car uses new solutions that can surprise.

Korean automaker SsangYong has decided not to stay out of the way of converting cars to electric power sources. On Monday, July 20th, the company unveiled sketches for its first electric cross. There is no official name for the car yet – at the moment it is designated by the code E100. There is little technical information at the moment – it is only known that the debut in the home market of South Korea should take place in the first half of 2021.

If you look at all the expected new items, then you can remember the electric version of the Korando crossover, which is based on the e-SIV concept car. Such a car was supposed to be shown in Geneva in March this year, but due to the coronavirus epidemic, the presentation was postponed. According to unofficial information, the new E100 can be equipped with components from Mahindra from India. Recall that this firm is the parent company of SsangYong.

The output of the power plant should reach 190-204 horsepower, and due to the 60 kW • h battery, the power reserve can reach 450 kilometers without recharging.

Externally, the sketches show an aluminum bonnet and a fully airtight radiator grille. It’s hard to believe that such a solution will go into mass production. After the electrification of Korando, the Tivoli crossover can expect the same.

Earlier it was reported that the Indian company Mahindra is looking for investors for SsangYong. The debt reached $ 165 million. In the absence of success, the Korean brand may face bankruptcy.