SsangYong XAV Concept: Toyota FJ Cruiser Meets High-Tech Honda Element

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The SsangYong XAV (for eXciting Authentic Vehicle. Sure, why not) concept just came out at the Seoul Motor Show. The company's CEO introduced it with some comment about #youths and #lifestyle that didn't translate well, but this soft-roader actually looks a little bit awesome.

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Illustration for article titled SsangYong XAV Concept: Toyota FJ Cruiser Meets High-Tech Honda Element

Indian Autos Blog says the interior has a "scalable layout with a variety of configurations possible depending on passengers or luggage on the trip" plus aluminum trim and suede leather all over the place. Sounds a little swanky for an urban-adventure rig, but this concept is pure eye candy anyway. SsangYong builds some strange-looking SUVs but I don't think this one will make it further than the car show floor.

The XAV is hypothetically powered by a lithium-ion battery'd electric motor on the front axle and a 1.6 liter gasoline engine connected to the rear.

Into it?

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Illustration for article titled SsangYong XAV Concept: Toyota FJ Cruiser Meets High-Tech Honda Element
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DISCUSSION

hammerheadfistpunch
HammerheadFistpunch

I just realized they are shamelessly taking pages from Toyota mid 90's with the XAV name (RAV4 - recreational Activity Vehicle 4 wheel drive) and they even sounds the same. However, I don't think they understand that we don't use the "X" sounds much in North America