New SsangYong Torres EVX electric SUV to have UK 2024 launch
The South Korean firm, soon to undergo a rebranding as KGM, is gearing up to introduce its second EV in the UK
The SsangYong Torres EVX, an all-electric vehicle, is scheduled to make its debut in the UK during the first quarter of 2024.
Measuring at 4,715mm in length, 1,890mm in width, and 1,735mm in height, the Torres EVX stands out for its larger dimensions compared to the brand's other electric SUV, the Korando e-Motion. As a result, the vehicle boasts an expansive 839-litre boot space, and 1,662 litres when the seats are folded down.
Externally, the car features a rather rugged look akin to the Toyota Land Cruiser, and features a sealed-off grille and a segmented light bar, while inside comes equipped with a dual-screen configuration that includes a 12.3-inch digital driver's display and a 12.3-inch central touchscreen.
The car is powered by a 73.4kWh battery and a 201bhp electric motor to drive the front wheels. This battery and motor combination provides an approximate range of 260 miles according to the Korean government's testing cycle. The European WLTP test cycle, however, is expected to show marginally higher results.
While UK pricing and specifications for the Torres EVX have yet to be disclosed, the vehicle is currently offered in two trim levels in Korea. Standard equipment includes a heat pump, LED headlights, daytime running lights, the dual-screen setup, dual-zone air conditioning, a powered tailgate, heated front seats and steering wheel, a wireless phone charger, and a range of safety features.
Given the firm’s smaller Korando e-Motion starts at £33,995, it’s expected the Torres EVX will be priced closer to £40,000.