2021.07.12.  17,257 reads Ssangyong 'J100' pickup truck rendering…  Everything about the new car The Drive 33

2021.07.12. 17,257 reads Ssangyong ‘J100’ pickup truck rendering… Everything about the new car The Drive 33

Ssangyong J100 pickup truck expected rendering

Expectations for the Ssangyong J100 (project name), scheduled to be released next year, are rising. The J100, known as the successor to Musso, drew a lot of attention from the automotive community as a teaser image was recently released.

Some netizens showed anticipation such as “a car that will chew a Land Rover”, “Let’s hold on until the Ssangyong, J100 comes out”.

Now, reactions are coming from overseas as well. Foreign media ‘Cascoop’ reported that “Ssangyong Motor has shown a new light of hope despite many problems.”

The media said, “Ssangyong Motor has announced a survival strategy to revitalize its lineup with new products, including the electric mid-size SUV codenamed J100. There is also news that a pickup truck variant of the J100 will be produced.” At the same time, the media analyzed the J100 using an illustration tool and issued a detailed article about it.

Ssangyong J100 teaser

# Aesthetic robustness
At first glance, the J100 has a striking design. Geometric elements, angled LED lighting and a sheer hood complete the impressive front. Dynamic front and rear fenders, along with a heavy black lower plastic cladding, give it a solid shape. The atmosphere of Land Rover Discovery can also be felt in the appearance of a separate rear quarter window covering the roof and the C-pillar.

The back shows the same geometry as the front. It features wraparound tailgate glass, angled LED taillamps with industrial details and a swingarm style tailgate with externally mounted spare wheel. Here, an aluminum skid panel and a tailgate spoiler complete the aesthetics of the rear.

# Better products
At first glance, Ssangyong Motor’s current products look good. However, if you look closely, you can see traces of efforts to reduce costs. The J100 is expected to increase its price with more premium materials and improved manufacturing quality.

Like the compact Korando, the J100 can provide more space for its size. Various functions are expected, such as a large digital display, indoor lighting, wireless charger, Wi-Fi connection, and a head-up display. Driver assistance services such as lane keeping, road sign recognition, AEB with pedestrian detection and adaptive cruise control are also expected.

# under the bonnet
The J100 uses a new platform that is compatible with EVs and internal combustion engines. In the case of internal combustion engine vehicles, the current G4 Rexton’s 2.2-liter turbo four-cylinder diesel engine is expected to be used, which is coupled with an eight-speed automatic transmission to produce 198 horsepower and 44.85 kg.m of torque.

It is not yet known which powertrain will be used in the electric version, but it is expected that it will be identical to Ssangyong’s soon-to-be-released first EV Korando E-Motion. It has a larger battery pack and 189 horsepower electric motors connected to the front and rear wheels.

# Rivals & public schedule
The J100 will compete with Nissan’s X-Trail/Rogue, Mitsubishi Outlander, Ford Escape/Cooga, Volkswagen Tiguan, Kia Sorento, Hyundai Santa Fe, Honda CR-V, Peugeot 5008, and Toyota RAV4.

It will be unveiled at the end of this year, and sales begin next year. A pickup truck with a concept similar to that of the Honda Ridgeline is expected to appear a year or two after launch.

Reporter Hwang Soo-ah

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