SsangYong SUT-1 Revealed

Continuing its expansion plans, SsangYong revealed its new SUT-1 pickup truck in production form at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

This robust and rather good-looking truck benefits from SsangYong’s legendary 4×4 capabilities and is pretty much similar to SUT-1 concept from the 2011 Geneva Motor Show. This car’s supposed to open up the brand’s strengths to a whole new area of the global new vehicle market.

As for the technicalities, you have the option of either rear wheel drive or on demand four wheel drive in their SUT-1, coupled to six speed manual or automatic transmissions. The 2.0 Active Diesel Engine fitted to all variants is impressively efficient despite its 155ps power output. SsangYong promises comfort of a sedan for this tough pickup, which sounds like a big leap, but Koreans have proved they know how to pull off hard tricks!

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Details in the press release below:

Making its world debut at the IAA International Motor Show, Frankfurt 2011, SsangYong’s SUT-1 is ready to enter mass production. Having debuted in concept form at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2011, the truck has now evolved into a showroom ready model.

Applying modern design techniques to the traditional pick-up body has resulted in a stylish Sports Utility Truck that perfectly presents the dynamism and strength of SsangYong Motor. Balancing the needs of load volume with attractive lines, SUT-1 is the ideal vehicle for a wide variety of drivers, whether they enjoy leisure activities such as camping, skiing and cycling or they just need a hard working truck.

Far from being a stripped out commercial model, SUT-1 offers the cabin comfort and luxury of a premium SUV. Equipment includes a sunroof, RDS & Bluetooth audio, rear view camera, hinge sprung tailgate and a trip computer. Safety equipment hasn’t been forgotten either, with functions such as ESP and dual airbags fitted to make SUT-1 a genuine alternative to a conventional 4×4.

Efficiency has also been at the forefront of SUT-1’s engineering, with the 2.0 Active Diesel Engine complying with Euro 5 emissions standards and offering highly competitive economy. CO2 emissions have been reduced to 186g/km, representing a nine per cent improvement over the engine’s previous performance.

This impressive efficiency is achieved without any compromise in performance. Peak torque of 360Nm is maintained across a wide range of 1,500 to 2,800rpm, while 190Nm is delivered at a near-idle 1,000rpm.


When penning the SUT-1’s distinctive lines, designers had in mind SsangYong’s corporate product development philosophy, ‘Robust, Specialist, Premium’. Expressing the company’s latest design language, SUT-1 takes on a dynamic appearance displayed through the bird-wing shaped radiator grille and headlamp silhouette.

The SsangYong’s stylish body houses a spacious five-seat cabin, enabling both the driver and passengers to travel in comfort en route to their chosen activity. A large 2m2 deck provides ample space for all types of extreme sports equipment, making SUT-1 the ideal companion for anyone with a growing sense of adventure.



– 155ps 2.0-litre diesel engine with particulate filter

– Part-time 4WD

– 6 speed manual transmission

– 6 speed automatic transmission

– Double wishbone front suspension

– 5 link rear suspension


– Electric driver’s seat

– Electric passenger seat

– Leather upholstery

– Heated front seats

Climate control

– Manual air conditioning

– Fully automatic air conditioning


– 16” alloy wheel

– 18” alloy wheel

– Leather steering wheel

– Sunroof


– Cruise control

– Power folding rear view mirrors

– Electro chromatic inside rear view mirror

– Steering wheel audio systems controls

– 2DIN MP3 CDP with RDS function

– Bluetooth system

– Trip computer


– Ultra-rigid frame

– Dual airbags

– Immobiliser

– Reversing warning system

– Disc brakes on all 4 wheels

– Front and rear fog lamps

– Daytime running lights

– ISOFIX child seat attachments

– Electric windows

– Electronic stability program (ESP)


Engine FR 2.0 Active Diesel Engine
Driven Wheels RWD Part Time 4WD
Transmission 6MT 6AT 6MT 6AT
Dimensions Overall length mm 4,990
Overall width mm 1,910
Overall height mm 1,790
Wheelbase mm 3,060
Min. turning radius m 6.2
Weight Gross vehicle weight Kg 2,640 ~ 2,740
Kerb weight Kg 1,873 ~ 1,995
Engine Fuel Diesel
Capacity cc 1,998
Bore X Stroke mm 86.2 X 85.6
Compression ratio 16.5 : 1
Number of cylinder In-line 4
Performance Max. power kW/rpm 114 / 3,400 ~ 4,000
ps/rpm 155 / 3,400 ~ 4,000
Max. torque Nm/rpm 360 / 1,500 ~ 2,800
Low end torque Nm/rpm 190 / 1,000
Max. speed Km/h 171* 170* 171* 170*
Fuel Consumption CO2 (combined) g/km 186* 201* 195* 211*
Combined L/100km 7.1* 7.6* 7.4* 8.0*

* Target data (Actual Certification data can vary depending on conditions)

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