Ssangyong KEV2 Concept

The KEV2 follows on the heels of a rumored pure-electric CUV based on the current production Korando C SUV.  Ssangyong confirms that the KEV2 is indeed based on the Korando platform. Some news outlets predict that Ssangyong could introduce a production version of the concept as early as 2013.

Ssangyong claims that the KEV2 has a 112 mile (180km) range and is capable of reaching 93 mph (150 km/h) with its 35kWh and 350V Lithium polymer battery (sourced from LG Chem Ltd) and 160hp (120kW) motor. Standard full range recharge time is 8 hours with a minimum quick charge time of 30 minutes for limited range.
The unveiling of the KEV2 is a strong signal that Ssangyong's plans for an electric vehicle range are back on track following the company's emergence from court-protected bankruptcy and its stronger future under new owner Mahindra and Mahindra.

The Ssangyong KEV2 concept has a more aggressive appearance than the recently released diesel engine Korando with the conventional grille and adding LED headlights, stylish alloy wheels and side-vents.

Ssangyong KEV2's simple but strong styling combines abundant interior space with a streamlined but masculine body design, with dynamic robust bumpers and unique detailed design features including a three-dimensional structure lamp design.

The design concept of KEV2 is aimed at presenting a new type of electric vehicle highlighting functionality with focus on younger generation consumers with an active urban lifestyle.
Ssangyong KEV2's interior boasts a tablet PC mounted in the centre console providing occupants with the ability to have up to the minute information and details at the touch of a screen.
Power for the Ssangyong KEV2 comes from a 120kW electric motor, which provides a maximum driving range of 180km from the 35kWh lithium-ion battery pack, with a top speed of 150km/h. KEV2 tips the scales at 1750kg overall weight.

Recharging time can be as little as 30 minutes using a higher-voltage rapid-charge outlet or around eight to ten hours via a conventional electricity supply The battery packs have been fitted into the lower part of the trunk space providing efficient interior space utilisation for better usability and comfort.
Ssangyong KEV2 follows closely behind the extended-range electric vehicle (EREV) showed at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show


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