SsangYong bringing its first electrical automotive to Australia

SsangYong’s square-jawed Torres crossover is coming to Australia, and it’ll supply each petrol and electrical energy.

The corporate has confirmed the Torres is anticipated right here in July, with the electrical Torres EVX following within the fourth quarter of 2024.

It’s been a very long time coming for the brand new mid-sized SUV.

The petrol-powered Torres was revealed all the best way again in June 2022. Shortly after its debut, the corporate confirmed it was delaying an area launch as a result of mannequin’s recognition in its dwelling market of Korea, and a late 2023 launch was mooted.

The Torres EVX was solely revealed in March 2023, and the phrase from SsangYong Australia since then had been that it was being evaluated for the native market.

The electrical mannequin incorporates a single, front-mounted electrical drive unit producing 152kW of energy and 339Nm of torque, good for a 0-100km/h time of 8.1 seconds.

It’s powered by a BYD-sourced 73.4kWh lithium iron phosphate battery, with claimed electrical vary of 462km on the WLTP cycle.

It has a kerb weight of 1915kg, and has a braked towing capability of 1500kg.

The common Torres is obtainable completely with a turbocharged 1.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine, producing 120kW of energy and 280Nm of torque and mated with both a six-speed handbook or six-speed automated transmission.

It’s, nonetheless, additionally supplied with all-wheel drive, in contrast to its electrical counterpart.

Kerb weight ranges from 1490kg to 1618kg, whereas braked towing capability is 1500kg.

Its engine meets Euro 6d emissions requirements, and WLTP mixed cycle gasoline financial system is between 7.93 and 9.1L/100km.

The Torres measures 4700mm lengthy, 1890mm vast and 1720mm tall on a 2680mm wheelbase; the EVX is barely longer (4715mm) and taller (1735mm).

For context, the Toyota RAV4 measures 4600mm lengthy, 1855mm vast and 1685mm tall on a 2690mm wheelbase.

SsangYong has given the Torres EVX distinctive styling inside and outside to tell apart it from the marginally older petrol Torres, with a unique entrance finish and a curved glass meeting inside incorporating the infotainment touchscreen and digital instrument cluster.

The corporate, rebranded in different markets as KG Mobility or KGM, already has a automobile within the mid-sized SUV phase in Australia: the slow-selling Korando.

The model bought simply 631 examples in Australia final yr, properly under its Musso vary (3491 gross sales) and Rexton (1844 gross sales). That made it one of many worst-selling mid-sized SUVs in Australia, citing the rear with the likes of the Peugeot 3008 and 5008 (584 and 184 gross sales).

An electrical model, the Korando e-Movement, was revealed again in 2021. The corporate mentioned on the time it was beneath research for our market, however it by no means appeared right here.

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