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2008 Paris Special: SsangYong C200 Concept

At this year’s Paris Motor Show, the South Korean company debuted the Ssangyong C200 Concept, an environment-friendly compact SUV concept car that previews the carmaker’s future plans. The compact urban SUV is powered by a 2.0 liter diesel engine that delivers 175 hp and satisfies Euro 5 emissions standards that will be introduced in 2012. The good news is that the concept, which doesn’t look bad at all, will be the starting point for a production-ready model, that will compete in the small-sized SUV market, against vehicles like the Toyota RAV-4, Honda CR-V or the Nissan Rogue/Qashqai. What Ssangyong currently lacks is brand image, but hopefully, with the right strategy, they’ll manage to overcome that. We’ve tested almost all the models in their current range, the Rexton, the Kyron and the Actyon, and besides the looks (where Ssangyong really sucks at the moment), the cars were actually very surprising. You’ll be able to see all the review, once we’ll publish them in the test drive section.

Read more about the Ssangyong C200 Concept in the official press release, and here’s the gallery with the photos from Paris.

Photo Gallery: Ssangyong C200 Concept at the Paris Motor Show