Ssangyong SUT1 Concept

These sketches preview the Ssangyong SUT1 concept, the latest chapter of the South Korean automaker's rejuvination and an evolution of the once popular Actyon Sports series. It will debut at the 2011 Geneva motor show.

According to Ssangyong, the SUT1 retains the 'essential characteristics of a traditional pick-up,' and combines these with more refined styling attributes, something the company believes is essential in this sector. The concept's DRG is dominated by the prominent grille and swept back headlights that sit atop the large air grille and visible under body protection. In side profile, the SUT mixes familiar SUV surfaces and details, even down to the DLO. The seemingly tacked on rear bed's load area is lined with ribbed wood, reminiscent of the Cadillac Escalade EXT.

Measuring 4985mm long, 1910mm wide and standing 1755mm high, the concept is similar in size to the current Actyon Sports. The rear bed size has not been announced, but with a wheelbase of 3060mm it should be ample.

The production version of the vehicle is not expected to go on sale before early 2012.