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2024 SsangYong Torres on track for Australia, electric version on the cards

SsangYong’s first new model in five years is due to appear in petrol form in Australia in nine to 12 months, although an electric model could follow.

An electric version of the new 2024 SsangYong Torres SUV could follow the petrol version – later this year or early next year – into Australian showrooms.

As what will be SsangYongs the first new model to be launched under new ownership in Australia – after two years of financial support in South Korea – the torres is a mid-size SUV with the footprint of a Toyota RAV4.

With the acquisition of SsangYong by South Korean chemical and steel company KG Group now complete, the company has confirmed that gasoline is “on track” for Torres Australian showrooms late 2023 or early 2024in anticipation of any delays.

The electric Torres EVX unveiled last week is “on the radar” for Australia, a spokesman for SsangYong Australia said drive. The company’s first electric vehicle, the Korando e-Motion, is also under discussion for Australia, according to the brand.

The power of the petrol-powered Torres SUVs will come from a 1.5-liter four-cylinder turbo engine with 125 kW and 280 Nm, a six-speed automatic transmission and front or all-wheel drive.

Details of the electric model have yet to be announced, although it is said to use battery technology from Chinese electric car giant BYD.

Stay tuned drive for more details of 2024 Ssang Yong Torres as the launch nears. Click on the links below to read our previous coverage.

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Alex Misoyannis has been writing about cars since 2017 when he launched his own website Redline. He worked for Drive in 2018 before joining CarAdvice in 2019 and becoming a regular journalist on the news team in 2020. Cars have played a central role in Alex’s life, from leafing through car magazines at a young age to growing up surrounded by performance vehicles in a car-loving family.

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