In Korea, Ssangyong officially unveiled the all-new Torres as the last member of the SUV between Corando and Rexton. Torres is distinguished by a durable appearance that combines the branding of well-known brands.
Thanks to previous teasers, we have a good idea of the exterior design, and real-life photos are very close to what we expected. The front has a jeep-style grille with six vertical holes, slim LED headlights, strong dynamic lines on the hood, large false inputs and an aluminum-style sliding panel.
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The profile has front and rear wings, large alloy wheels up to 20 inches (17-inch and 18-inch wheels are standard), an additional side storage box similar to the Land Rover Defender, and additional side ladders. The rear has a stroke on the rear cover that resembles a spare wheel cover built into the front 4 × 4 models as a sign. The LED taillights are reminiscent of a Ford Explorer, and the rear bumper has a corresponding sliding panel.
Going inside, we find an extended cluster of digital instruments, a 12.3-inch central infotainment touch screen, and another 8-inch touch panel for Jaguar Land Rover-style climate controls. The steering wheel with a four-sided flat bottom has many integrated buttons, and the control panel, doors and center console have metal accents opposite the leather upholstery.
Depending on the level of painting, the equipment includes outdoor lighting, six speakers, four USB ports, ventilated front seats, seven airbags and many ADAS. According to SsangYong, the Torres has 703 liters (24.8 cubic feet) of luggage in the five-seater configuration, and up to 1,662 liters (58.7 cubic feet) when the rear seats are folded. The company also offers some outdoor equipment, including tool canvases for chairs and a cooling box for camping.
We don’t have all the technical details, but SsangYong notes the T-GDI engine – a 1.5-liter four-cylinder gasoline unit with a turbocharger found in the Koran – combined with only a six-speed automatic transmission. Power is supplied to the front wheels, but there is an additional 4WD for SUVs that matches the rugged style of SUVs.
In Korea, SsangYong Torres is now available for orders ranging from ₩ 26,900,000 ($ 20,911) to 400 30,400,000 ($ 23,630). There are also reports that the full electric version of Torres will arrive in Europe in 2023.
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