The new SsangYong Torres has been unveiled. The new and long-awaited SsangYong SUV makes its debut in society. An SUV that is called to play a relevant role and that boasts both exterior design and technological equipment. In addition, it will bet on 100% electric mobility.
After numerous spy photos and official previews, we can say that the wait is over. The new SsangYong Towers has burst onto the scene. SsangYong has unveiled the new and expected SUV of her. An SUV that is called to play a leading role and give a boost to a company that needs to improve its sales figures and, therefore, increase its income.
The name chosen by SsangYong
to baptize his new SUV he refers to the Torres del Paine National Park, in the Patagonia region. A model that stands out for its exterior design, for its technological equipment and for its commitment to electrification at the highest level.
The design of the new SsangYong Torres
Just take a quick look at the images that illustrate this article to discover the most characteristic features of the new SsangYong SUV. The Torres has been developed on the new design language “Powered by Toughness”. It differs, and a lot, from other SUVs of the brand, such as the Korando or the Tivoli. Let’s take a quick tour of the exterior.
On the front we find a characteristic grille that connects with thin and sharp optical groups in a horizontal arrangement. The headlights draw a characteristic light signature. Also noteworthy is the lower grille and the shape of the bumper. The side view brings out the original essence of the new Torres. The entire underbody is protected by plastic fenders.
Roof bars accentuate the adventurous side and up to 20-inch alloy wheels can be fitted. Finishing our tour of the exterior at the rear, we have vertical rear LED lights and a bumper that integrates a bulky defense.
The interior and technology of the new SsangYong Torres
Leaving aside the outside, if we go into the interior of the new Torres we will quickly be enveloped by a digital and connected environment. SsangYong has placed special emphasis on taking care of the smallest detail. The digital instrument cluster is combined with two touch screens located in the center console.
The main touch screen has a size of 12.3 inches and is intended to handle the infotainment system, while the lower 8-inch screen is intended for the climate control system. The multimedia system allows access to numerous digital online services. It is also worth making a special mention of the multifunction steering wheel and the leather upholstery.
Up to five adult passengers can travel inside. The trunk has a cargo volume of 703 liters, a figure that can be increased to 1,662 liters if the rear seats are folded down.
The engine and electric version of the new SsangYong Torres
Regarding the mechanical section, under the hood of the new Torres there is a T-GDi petrol engine. A block associated with a six-speed AISIN automatic gearbox. SsangYong has not gone into details about the mechanics, although everything indicates that it is a block of 1.5 liters and four cylinders. Front-wheel drive is the protagonist, although you can also opt for all-wheel drive. The rest of the details will be confirmed later.
One of the keys that will determine the commercial future of the new Torres is that it will bet unapologetically on electrification. This model, known by the code J100, will premiere next year a 100% electric version. A variant conceived especially for the Old Continent. Therefore, and after the development of the new Korando e-Motion, we are facing the second electric SUV from SsangYong.
Release date and price of the new SsangYong Torres
When will it hit the market? The order book for the new Torres has already been opened in South Korea. In this market, the very interesting SsangYong SUV starts from around €19,890 according to current exchange rates. The brand itself has confirmed that the launch of the 100% electric version projected for the European market is scheduled for the end of next year, 2023.