Mahindra owned Ssangyong group may not enter the lucrative sub-four metre crossover segment in India after all. In an interview with a publication, Yooil Lee, president and CEO of Ssangyong Motor Company said the company does not see any profit in the A-segment.
Lee also said that Ssangyong wants to focus on making SUVs only and wants the brand to be seen as an SUV specialist, like Land Rover. The concept version of the B-segment SUV showcased at the Geneva Motor Show is in the making. The company also showcased the seven-seaterXLV concept which was on display at Geneva, however, the production version may also be offered as a five seater and that’s the configuration it will be sold in Europe.
On being asked about the company working in proximity with its parent company Mahindra on news SUVs, the company boss refused to comment.
Until now it was in the news everywhere that a production version of Ssangyong’s X100 concept will hit the market. This rumour also gives scope for speculation on whether this decision was influenced by parent company Mahindra.