Korean automaker Ssangyong is using the 2011 Geneva International Motor Show to reveal its SUT 1 sport utility truck concept before a similar vehicle goes on sale in Europe and other markets next year. We've got the first photos courtesy of our friends at Jalopnik.
The SUT 1 looks just like the preview illustrations we showed you last week. Styling and proportions remind us of a sleeker version of the Honda Ridgeline pickup with a bit of Mercedes' styling influence in its flanks. The SUT 1 appears to be based on Ssangyong's new Korando C midsize crossover. Its wheelbase is 120 inches, just 2 inches shorter than the Ridgeline's.
Power will come from a 2.0-liter four-cylinder clean diesel rated at 153 horsepower and 265 pounds-feet of torque. The powertrain will be available with a choice of either a six-speed manual or automatic transmission.
The SUT 1 concept even has a ball hitch to tow a small trailer or caravan around Europe's back roads.