posted 3 years ago

SsangYong celebrates ‘sixty years’

Two special Limited Editions

SsangYong is the oldest and fourth largest automotive manufacturer in Korea. The brand arrived in the UK twenty years ago and to celebrate sixty years of vehicle production the manufacturer is introducing two special limited editions, one based on its popular Korando crossover and the other on the Rexton W 4x4. 

The 60th anniversary Korando is based on the four wheel drive Korando  ELX4, this special edition adds 18" diamond cut wheels, an electric sunroof, rear spoiler and chrome detailing, and is completed with a pearl white lily metallic paint finish.  It is offered in either manual or automatic, it is priced from  £21,245 and £22,745. The Korando is an extremely popular model the SE won the ‘Caravan Club Towcar Award 2014’  for vehicles under £16,000 and it has recently undergone a makeover inside and out. The exterior displays a more ‘slimmed down’ appearance with black mesh radiator grille, contemporary projection headlights and LED daytime running lights, while the interior has been given a significant re-design that includes a completely redesigned dashboard.  Great advances in reducing NVH (noise, vibration & harshness) have also been made. The new Korando is powered by a modern yet well-proven 2.0-litre Euro 5 turbo diesel engine. 

There is also the option of the 60th anniversary edition Rexton W, this is a serious off roader and tow-car. It is powered by SsangYong’s own 2.0 litre Euro 5 turbo charged e-XDi200 diesel engine offering a level of performance and NVH control that has already been tested, proven and praised in the marketplace.  Delivering maximum power of 155ps/4,000rpm and maximum torque of 360Nm/1,500-3,000rpm, it is designed to provide low end torque whatever the conditions on or off road.

The special edition has the Rexton EX specification but adds front parking sensors, an electric sunroof, heated seats front and rear, a power adjustable passenger seat, DAB sat nav and it is finished in pearl white lily metallic paint. It is available with either 6-speed manual or 5-speed Mercedes-Benz T-Tronic automatic transmission. It is priced from £25,995 or £27,495 respectively.

It is also important to remember that Ssangyong offer a five year limitless mileage warranty across the range which is designed to give customers complete peace of mind. All 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 12,000 miles, and the battery and paintwork for three years.