Korean automaker SsangYong unveiled its two variants of its newest creation at the 2009 Seoul Motor Show today: the SsangYong C200 Eco and Aero prototypes. If, like us, you’re unsure how excited you should be by this news, allow us to put it in perspective for you: the SsangYong C200 is roughly equivalent in size and function to the Toyota RAV4. So, “not very.”
Described by SsangYong as a “Compact Urban Vehicle” (CUV), the C200 Eco and Aero prototypes are so named to reflect their engine options, the Eco being available with a 175-horsepower 2.0-liter diesel engine and the Aero with a 1.8-liter turbo 4-cylinder. Both models are available with either 6-speed manual or automatic transmissions and are expected to be offered with either front- or all-wheel drivetrains. Initially unveiled back in October at the 2008 Pars Motor Show, the C200 models shown in Korea today are also officially labeled as “prototypes,” but are expected to be relatively true to production form. As far as exactly when said production will begin, SsangYong has confirmed nothing other than that development is progressing swiftly ahead of schedule, but rumors suggest a launch date will likely be set towards the end of 2009.