new C200 model has been shown at the Seoul Motor Show in two versions
and with three choices of power. The car is scheduled for production
later this year and should reach the UK inside 12 months.
The C200 is smaller
and lighter than current SsangYong models, promising much improved fuel
economy and lower CO2 emissions. Dubbed a compact urban
vehicle (CUV), the C200 Eco uses diesel hybrid power and the Aero
version has a choice of a high torque 2.0 diesel or turbocharged 1.8
litre petrol engines.
expects class-leading fuel economy and CO2 emissions reduced
by 50 per cent in the Eco. Show cars have a six-speed auto transmission,
but manual versions will also be available.
Giugiaro’s ItalDesign in Italy, the C200 has a 2.65m wheelbase with an
overall length of 4.4m. The car will undergo Euro NCAP crash testing
before coming to market.