The Korean manufacturer SsangYong has announced the launch of Ssangyong Korando E100 long-promised all-electric version EUV that closely resembles their mid-sized Korando SUV and is codenamed as E100.
This mid-sized five-door C-segment SUV with a contemporary look is furnished with the latest high-tech electronic safety aids.
SsangYong previewed the E100 with its EUV concept at the 2018 Geneva motor show. Its body was largely identical to the Korando.
The design is inspired by nature, especially animals that have adapted to their environment through evolution, such as shark fins and scales to minimize wind and water resistance, thus expressing design maturity with a dynamic style.
Engine And Performance Of 2021 Electric Ssangyong Korando E100
Korando E100 will be powered by a single electric motor driving the front wheels, delivering 188 horsepower and drawing from a 61.5 kWh battery pack. This is said to be enough to provide a claimed range of 420 km, according to the NEDC ( New European Driving Cycle ), so its real-world range will be around 320 km on one charge.
With that kind of power output, it will become the most powerful model in the Korando lineup, but its top speed will be limited to just 153 km/h. It will be a direct rival to cars like the posh DS3 Crossback e-Tense, Peugeot e-2008, Niro EV, and Hyundai Kona Electric.
To maximize energy efficiency and wring out every last kilometer of driving range, SsangYong has made some changes to the Korando to keep the weight down. These include the use of lightweight components like an all-aluminum bonnet, a first for the brand.
The broad, slanted C-pillar at the caudal of the car, joins up with an acutely lacerated back window, to give the E100 some SUV endorses. Inside, the dash is a full-width ballyhoo display, while the inner space is dazzling and aerating, with four individual seats.
Battery And External Features Of Electric Ssangyong Korando E100
The 61.5 kWh Lithium-ion battery in Korando E100 is produced by the same people responsible for the battery in the Chevrolet Bolt – LG Chem. This supports the application prominently, thus helping the project.
On the styling front, buyers can expect a futuristic face with a slim, closed-off grille, plus chiseled lower air intakes and a blue accent stripe along the bottom of the bumper. The grille of the production vehicle is different from the pre-production version but remains distinguishable from the standard Korando. They proudly feature SsangYong’s Korean-market badge on the vehicle’s grille, lending weight to overseas reports that the electric Korando will launch first in its home market before eventually expanding to other regions. The front bumper and fog light assemblies also appear to be changed. No teasers have been released of the E100’s rear end.
The stratagems by SsangYong greatly emphasize the motto, “Contemporary Style Meets Pure Practicality”.
Safety Measures In Ssangyong Korando E100
The automakers claim their external style to be very distinctive. When compared with their previous SUVs, Korando E100 is longer, wider, and lower, featured with a longer wheelbase. It has got great space inside with better headroom and rear-seat space.
In terms of safety, the old-school company has featured the vehicle with lane keep assist and high beam assist. Passenger safety is further enhanced by Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control, Driver Attention Alert, Safety Distance Alert, and Blind Spot Detection.
Inside, the EUV will feature a 10.25-inch fully digital instrument cluster, Level 2.5 autonomous driving functionality, and Iot more features. The navigation map is linked to the instrument cluster for ease of viewing and also Instrument graphics, text, and audible messages can be personalized to driver preferences.
The EUV is arrayed with a radar and camera system, unbolting some semi-autonomous capabilities. The ‘Stage 2’ tech on board means that it can apprehend lane markings using the cameras and sustain a safe distance from vehicles in front using the radar system. The next phase is to comprise an additional sensor for automatic lane changes.
Manufacturing And Release Of Ssangyong Korando E100
This first EV for SsangYong is set to be released in the late winter of 2021 and expected to bring a significant addition to the marketplace. With a future-focused design for both the interior and exterior and a new level of product quality, the automakers highlight the importance of vehicle aerodynamics. SsangYong is yet to confirm details or introduction dates to the international market. As a global vehicle, the E100 was developed and tested in various environments including harsh and unpredictable climates. Also, a South Korean company is working on creating an advanced autopilot. Modernity should appear on the European market in 2021.
The electric Korando EV will be the foundation for future plans of action by the company. By 2024, the Korean automaker is going to fabricate a completely new platform for electric cars and enlarge its lineup. This date was not chosen by serendipity – the company believes that it is by this time that the groundwork for electric cars will reach the desired level.