SsangYong, the Korean brand belonging to the Indian giant Mahindra, has revealed new details about its electrification program. As a result it will launch a complete range of 100% electric cars between now and 2024. Starting in 2021, this specialized SUV manufacturer will present a new electric vehicle every year to complete a range consisting of four different models.
The first electric SsangYong model, known internally as E100, will arrive in 2021 and will share the platform with the current Korando. The vehicle will be a C-segment SUV equipped with a 188 hp (140 kW) engine and a 61.5 kWh battery with LG Chem cells. Its maximum speed will be around 150 km/h and its autonomy will be around 420 km under the NEDC approval cycle. Under the most realistic WLTP cycle it will probably stay at about 320 km.
In 2022 the firm will launch an electric car with extended autonomy. It is not clear if it will be a variant of the E100 or if, on the contrary, it will be a derivative of one of its current combustion models. That same year a mild-hybrid variant of the B-SUV Tivoli will arrive. While in 2023, it will be the turn of the C-SUV Korando. In both cases, the electrical system will be 48 volts.
Also, in 2023, the second fully electric SsangYong car, a pick-up that could come from the current Musso, developed in turn from the Rexton model. In any case, it will be a smaller vehicle than the Rivian R1T and Tesla Cybertruck, focused on the American market (the SsangYong electric pick-up will be destined for the Asian and European markets).
In 2024, for its part, it will be the turn of the brand’s first electric car supported on a specific platform for this type of vehicle. This modular architecture will be similar to the Volkswagen MEB (that is, skate-board type), and three or four electric SUVs will be located in segments C and D.