SsangYong has freshened up its Korando model. The updated car sports a distinctive new grille and headlight treatment, adopting the new SsangYong ‘look’ first seen on the Tivoli and Tivoli XLV, and also on the new Rexton announced recently. This also includes new fog lights, lower valance and bonnet. It features daytime running lights using eleven high-luminescent LED lamps with separate lenses to improve visibility, and on the inside a new ergonomically designed steering wheel.
There are four models in the range: the two-wheel drive SE at £17,000; SE 4×4, £18,500; ELX 4×4, £22,000; and ELX with automatic transmission from £23,500. The new car goes on sale with immediate effect.
SsangYong says that with its 2-tonne towing capacity, the Korando has always been popular with those needing to tow a caravan, horsebox or boat trailer.
All models come with electrically operated and heated door mirrors with puddle lamps, RDS radio and iPod & Bluetooth connectivity, air conditioning, tinted glass and roof rails. The ELX adds a raft of additional equipment including front & rear parking sensors, a rear-view camera, 7” touchscreen, RDS radio and TomTom sat nav, distinctive new 18” diamond-cut wheels, leather seats, heated steering wheel and heated front & rear seats.
The new Korando is powered by a turbo-charged, Euro 6 compliant 2.2 litre diesel. Maximum power is 176 bhp and torque to 295 ft lb, with maximum torque delivered from a low of 1,400rpm and maintained through a wide range up to 2,800rpm. The engine can be matched with either a 6-speed manual or optional 6-speed Aisin automatic transmission, and comes with either front wheel-drive, or an intelligent on-demand all-wheel drive system.