Less than a month after its launch in the UK, the all-new SsangYong Korando has been awarded the highest-possible safety rating by Euro NCAP. The Korando achieved 88 per cent for adult occupant protection, 85 per cent for child occupant protection, 68 per cent for pedestrian protection, and 74 per cent in the ‘Safety Assist’ category.
With the high-strength steel construction, the Korando is claimed to be stiffer than its competitors, featuring 74 per cent high density steel, which not only gives greatly improved body strength but also reduced weight. The vehicle boasts 6 airbags, Electronic Stability Programme (ESP), Traction Control System (TCS), Active Rollover Protection (ARP), ABS with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Autonomous Emergency Braking System (AEBS), Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Lane keeping Assist (LKA), Front Vehicle Start Alert (FVSA), Safety Distance Alert (SDA), Driver Attention Alert (DAA), and Emergency Stop Signal (ESS).
Other safety features include an emergency call system, reversing camera, alarm, immobiliser, tyre pressure monitoring system, rain sensing wipers, automatic headlamps, automatic speed sensing door locks, electronic parking brake with auto hold, front seatbelt pre-tensioners, parking aids front and rear and ISO FIX.