Showroom ready SsangYong SUT-1 in Frankfurt Motor Show

The SsangYong SUT-1 concept debuted in the Geneva Motor Show earlier in March this year. Ssangyong finalised production plans for the pick up truck and they are now ready with the production version of the SUT-1

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SsangYong’s SUT-1 might be a pick-up truck but it is far from a stripped out commercial version of the concept. The truck has a luxurious cabin befitting that of a premium SUV. The spacious cabin can seat five in comfort and gets equipment like a sunroof, a bluetooth stereo, a reverse guide camera and cruise control. The SUT-1 comes with a five link double wishbone suspension for a comfortable ride. 

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The SUT-1 comes with a 2.0 liter diesel power plant which delivers 153 horsepower with a peak torque of 360 Nm. The engine sends power to the rear wheels via a six speed manual transmission or a six speed automatic transmission. The six speed automatic box has a sixth cruising gear for maximum comfort and efficiency on highways. 

The SsangYong SUT-1 comes with six airbags, seatbelt pretensioners with load limiters, ISOFIX attachments for child seats, Active Rollover Protection, Electronic Stability Program (ESP) and Anti-lock Braking System (ABS). 

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The pick-up truck has been styled with Ssangyong’s design philosophy consisting of the words ‘Robust, Specialist, and Premium’. SsangYong say the large deck at the back makes it ideal for loading extreme sports equipment for leisure activities such as camping, skiing and cycling. SsangYong has targeted the vehicle more for civilian purposes rather than utilitarian purposes.