2023 SsangYong Torres Internally Released

Sangyong Revealed his upcoming interior Torres The SUV is an important model for the brand working to secure a new owner.

A series of teaser images published on the brand’s social media channels clearly show the styled and modern cabin.

There’s a digital instrument cluster, a 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system angled to the driver’s side, and a separate 8.0-inch touchscreen for climate control – similar to the set-up found in Audi and Land Rover products.

The presence of USB-A outlets at the bottom of the screen is a bit unusual, given that automakers are switching to USB-C outlets; It is not clear if there is a USB-C outlet in the cabin.

Ventilated seats seem to be available, while the images reveal a striking caramel-colored dashboard. Another image shows a white seatback, suggesting that there may be a range of interior colors. Whether they come to Australia, where black insiders reign supreme, is another question.

There is a split-level luggage space, 703L cargo volume or 839L if you remove the luggage board.

By folding the second row, the total luggage space is expanded to 1662L. No third row present.

For the context, a Rexton has 641L with a third row of folds and a total of 1806L of cargo space.

A spokesman for Ssangyong Australia said Torres was in the company’s plans. Timing has not yet been confirmed, though production will begin in June.

An electric powertrain can be found on the terrace.

Named after Chile’s stunning Torres del Paine National Park (“Torres” means “tower” in Spanish), the new SUV will slot between a medium-sized Korando crossover and a large Rexton SUV.

We’ve seen Torres’s teaser before, when the back end of it was secretly spied on. The latest set of teasers gives more angles to our mid-sized SUV, however, which introduces a new design language for the brand.

Features flared fender, chunky styling, distinctive shaped light signature and a zip-like slotted grille.

Probably the most distinctive element is the tailgate, which has a large bulge that mimics the exterior extra wheel carrier of a sick SUV.

The teaser depicts Terrace wearing roof-mounted driving lights, as well as chunky off-road tires. Perhaps surprisingly, a 4WD badge can be seen in Fender.

The overall look is more rugged than the Tema Sangyong rental like the Korando and designed to look your-face.

It is possible, however, that this J100 will feature more car-like unibody architecture like the Corando rather than body-on-frame construction like the Rexton.

The combination of unibody platform and bluff styling, therefore, is similar to the formula employed by the choices of Ford Bronco Sport and Howell Dargo.

SsangYong has not yet confirmed the technical details about Torres.

It will not be SsangYong’s first electric SUV, as the company has already released an electric version of the mid-size Corando, the Corando E-Motion.

The electric crossover uses a 61.5kWh battery and a front-mounted electric motor with 140kW of power, with a claimed WLTP limit of 339km.

It went on sale in Europe earlier this year, although it remained “under study” for Australia.

SsangYong has previously confirmed that its EV range will increase to include a related ute and has teased a rough-looking, small SUV codenamed KR10, inspired by the Korando generation before it became a unibody crossover.

Most recently, it confirmed that an electric SUV codenamed E100 will be launched in the second half of 2023.

Following an acquisition by Korean electric bus maker Edison Motors, the company is in the process of re-auctioning to find a new buyer.

KG Group A consortium led by KG Group has been selected as the initial bidder.

SsangYong has until October 15 to find a new owner and submit a new restructuring plan to the Seoul Bankruptcy Court.

It says it aims to sign an agreement in early July and submit its plan to the court by the end of that month for approval by the end of August.

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