Ssangyong has officially unveiled the all-new Torres in Korea as the latest member of its SUV range slotting between the Korando and the Rexton. The Torres is characterized by its rugged looks, merging styling cues from popular brands.
Built around multiple rectangular elements upfront, there are 6 vertical short slats along the headlight line above the regular front grille. The bonnet is designed in sharp lifts and flats that smoothly edge into the front, just above slim LED headlights. At the bottom of the grille are large faux intakes enclosed in a multi-edged aluminium-styled skid plate with flat grooves on elevated ends.
The profile has tone-up front and rear fenders, large alloy wheels of up to 20-inches (17-inch and 18-inch wheels are standard), an optional side storage box similar to the Land Rover Defender, and optional side steps. At the back, there is a bump on the tailgate resembling an integrated spare wheel cover as a nod to the 4×4 models of the past. The LED taillights are reminiscent of the Ford Explorer, and the rear bumper has a matching skid plate.
On the inside, the digital instrument cluster is completed with a 12.3-inch infotainment system placed at the centre. Below this is a smaller touch panel with touch climate controls. Most controls are integrated into the steering wheel. Other standard goodies include leather on the heated steering wheel and gear knob, rear air vents, two USB ports up front and two USB ports for the rear occupants, an electronic parking brake, and the digital instrument cluster that joins a touchscreen infotainment system and yet another touchscreen for whatnots like Auto Hold, Drive Mode, and controls for the HVAC.
Powering the SUV is a 1.5-litre four-cylinder turbo gas powertrain with a peak output of 168 horsepower and 206 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed automatic gearbox sends the power to the front wheels or, optionally, to both axles (AWD).
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