Until now, SsangYong’s first electric car was known for its internal code E100. Although it was known that the model would be derived from the C-SUV Korando, one of the flagships of the Korean brand, it is now confirmed that it will be included in its range as yet another version. So, finally, the E100 will receive the brand name Korando e-Motion.
This nomenclature was registered last May in South Korea (and in July internationally). Its presentation will be in March 2021, although the vehicle can already be reserved from February in its country of origin. This model will probably be one of the most important for the Asian company in the coming years.
Aesthetically, the Korando e-Motion only differs from its thermal brothers in details such as the blind grille or the load socket on the left front wing. Inside, 10.25-inch digital instrumentation will change, taking a series of specific meters. Something similar will happen with the multimedia system, which will have its functions.
The Korando e-Motion will be 4.44 meters long, so we can consider it a direct rival to the Korean KIA e-Niro (4.37 meters). Both models will be very similar in their engines’ power (190 hp/140 kW in the SsangYong, 204 hp/150 kW in the KIA) and the capacity of their batteries (61.5 kWh in Korando e-Motion and 64 kWh in e -Niro).
The newcomer’s maximum speed will be 93MPH, while its acceleration will be “one of the best in its class,” according to SsangYong itself. Your battery cells will be of LG Chem origin, while the autonomy must exceed 260 miles under the unrealistic NEDC approval cycle.
Following Korando e-Motion, SsangYong is also scheduled to develop an electric version of the next lower model, the Tivoli B-SUV. This model must have the trade name Tivoli e-Motion. On the other hand, the Korean firm is also working on a modular platform specifically for electric cars, which will be used in three or four electric SUVs in the C and D segments, the first of which will hit the market 2024.