FRANKFURT -- SsangYong will unveil its XUV 1 crossover concept at the IAA in Frankfurt.
Sketches of the The XUV 1 or Excellent User Interface Vehicle 1 released by SsangYong show a large wraparound windshield that allows good all-round visibility and a well shaped form that the automaker describes as ''imposing without seeming to appear aggressive.''
The glass-themed styling continues with a full-length glass sunroof. Access to the cabin is through coach-style doors.
Inside, the concept's interior design introduces new 1+1+2 or 1+3 seating layouts, which the automaker says challenges conventional cabin design in the sector. Drivers will be able to control all of the cabin's major functions via mobile or smart devices, according to the automaker.
In February, SsangYong announced that it would be restarting sales in Germany, two years after quitting Europe's biggest market.
The automaker sought bankruptcy after high fuel prices and the global recession hit sales of its mainstay SUVs, but was rescued when Mahindra & Mahindra, India's largest manufacturer of sport-utility vehicles and tractors purchased a 70 percent stake in the company.
SsangYong currently has 800 dealers and 18 distributors in Europe, but has said it wants its network to grow to more than 1,000 dealers. Its biggest European markets are currently Spain, Germany, Benelux, Switzerland and France.