The SsangYong may be in the middle of a bankruptcy purchase but that hasn’t stopped the South Korean automaker from releasing a new model in the form of the Torres, a rogue SUV formerly known by its code name J100.
Torres, whose name comes from Torres del Paine National Park in Patagonia, has just been sold to South Korea. The SUV will be offered worldwide, though not in the US because SsangYong does not operate here.
SsangYong said the Torres is designed to fill the gap between the Korando compact crossover and the Rexton medium-sized SUV. It has been launched with a petrol engine but SsangYong has confirmed that an electric alternative will come by the end of 2023.
Ssangyong has previously said that it is considering creating a pickup body style for Torres.
The terrace has five seats and the rear seats have up to 58.7 cubic feet of storage when folded flat. Inside, premium touches are included, either standard or available. The list includes a digital dash, electronic driver-assistance features and an enclosed lighting package.
The drive is only standard for the front wheels but four-wheel drive is available. Ssangyong also offers items designed for camping and off-roading.