Geneva 2011 – SsangYong SUT 1 – rpmGo.com

SsangYong SUT 1

At the beginning of February, the Korean automaker SsangYong announced that they will bring to the Geneva Motor Show their SUT 1 concept, a stylish pickup truck that will most likely get a production version in the months to follow.

SsangYong SUT 1

Designed in order to replace the current Actyon Sports, the company said that the goal of the SUT 1 concept is “to be the world’s best pick-up truck” – they sure are ambitious. This concept is ten times more appealing than the very ugly Actyon Sports. They ditched the boat-like nose and those unattractive “crying” headlights, conceiving a more attractive front look with an imposing honeycomb grille and very modern headlamps.

SsangYong SUT 1

The bad news is that the rest of the SUT 1 concept is just about the same. The profile is almost identical, only the roof and the load-area rails are new. Out in the back, the only significant changes would have to be the higher-placed restyled taillights and the mild updated rear door. In my opinion, it is more like a facelift, rather than an entirely new concept, but it still looks far better than the model that it will replace.

SsangYong SUT 1

Under the hood they’ve installed a 2.0-liter diesel power unit that has a low level of CO2 emissions – 193 g/km, for the rear-wheel-drive model fitted with a manual transmission. The engine is capable of producing 155 hp and 266.5 lb.-ft (360 Nm) of torque from only 1,500 rpm.

Just like the aforementioned Actyon Sports, the production version of the SsangYong SUT 1 will be available with either RWD or AWD and with 6-speed manual or automatic transmissions.

SsangYong SUT 1

The production version will be launched in the second half of this year and sales will commence in early 2012.

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