SsangYong may be undergoing an insolvency buyout, but that hasn’t prevented the South Korean carmaker from presenting a new vehicle in the form of the Torres, a rugged SUV originally known as the J100.
The Torres, which gets its name from Patagonia’s Torres del Paine National Park, has now gone on sale in South Korea. The SUV will be available worldwide, except in the United States, where SsangYong does not operate.
The Torres, according to SsangYong, is meant to bridge the gap between the Korando small crossover and the Rexton mid-size SUV. It was first released with a gasoline engine, but SsangYong has stated that an electric version would be available by the end of 2023.
SsangYong has previously said that a pickup body design for the Torres is being considered.
When the back seats are folded flat, the Torres can hold up to 58.7 cubic feet of cargo. Inside, there are luxury features that are either standard or optional. A digital display, computerised driver-assist features, and an ambient lighting package are all on the list.
As normal, just the front wheels are driven, although four-wheel drive is optional. Camping and off-roading gear are also available from SsangYong.