Geneva Preview: Ssangyong Ridgeline SUT 1 Concept

Geneva Preview: Ssangyong Ridgeline SUT 1 Concept

Feb 8, 2011

Geneva Preview: Ssangyong Ridgeline SUT 1 Concept It'd be all too easy to assume that Hyundai and Kia are the only Korean automakers out there. After all, together they're the fourth largest automaker in the world. And with Daewoo officially going the way of the dodo – replaced, in name at least, by GM Korea – they are the only ones we get in North America. But overseas buyers can also pick up a Ssangyong.

The other South Korean automaker makes vehicles – not the best, mind you, but they make 'em just the same – like the Actyon. And at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show, Ssangyong will be unveiling a new pickup version called the SUT 1 Concept.

Apparently a concept in name only, the SUT version is set to go on sale overseas early next year. And when it does, it will be available with manual or automatic transmissions, in either two- or four-wheel drive, mated to a 2.0-liter diesel with a whopping 153 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque.