With the SUV market moving fast, SsangYong has given the Korando a refresh to keep it competitive. A newly designed nose and improved interior are amongst the design tweaks, while a five year ‘limitless’ mileage warranty should prove appealing.
The car sports a new-look front aspect, which has been redesigned to maximise the car’s robust character with a distinctive new shoulder-wing grille and headlight treatment, while safety has also been improved with the addition of a front view camera.
The new Korando SUV is designed for young families seeking an active lifestyle, and will appeal to those requiring a car that can handle the rough and tumble of family life – plenty of interior space for growing children and generous boot space for all their leisure equipment.
The car features daytime running lights using 11 high-luminescent LED lamps with separate lenses to improve visibility, new 18” diamond-cut wheels and a new ergonomically designed steering wheel.
The new car also gets both front and rear view safety cameras* for greatly enhanced safety, allowing the driver to monitor blind spots around the vehicle when parking or moving at low speed.
There is the choice between a seven-inch colour display offering a mirroring function to connect between a smart phone or an HDMI cable, and TomTom seven-inch navigation: both support the video camera displays, Bluetooth hands-free and iPod connectivity.
The new Korando is powered by a choice of a turbocharged, Euro 6 compliant 2.2-litre diesel and is matched with either a 6-speed manual or optional 6-speed Aisin automatic transmission. The Korando also comes with either front wheel-drive, or four-wheel-drive.
All models in the SsangYong range are covered by a five-year limitless mileage warranty. Designed to be totally transparent and give customers complete peace of mind, ‘limitless’ means just that: not a maximum mileage condition that some brands impose in their small print. All the major mechanical components are covered including wheel bearings, suspension joints and bushes, steering joints, shock absorbers and even the audio system. Wearable components such as clutch discs and brake friction materials which could have their life reduced by poor driving are covered for one year or 12,500 miles, and the battery and paintwork for three years.
According to SsangYong the Korando will arrive in Europe from this Summer, and we expect it to cost from around £16,000.