posted 5 years ago

Ssangyong launch refreshed models

Five year limitless warranty

Ssangyong has announced four newly refreshed models for the UK. Paul Williams, CEO of SsangYong Motor UK said “the SsangYong value proposition is increasingly being recognised, and now every car in our range has been refreshed for 2014: new Rexton W, face-lifted Korando, improved Korando Sports pick-up and the recently launched Turismo, the most competitively priced MPV, a line-up of SUV and 4x4 vehicles that no other value brand comes anywhere close to offering their customers.”

The new Ssangyong Rexton W is built on a steel ladder chassis with a 3 tonne towing capacity, it is a serious off-roader and tow-car, yet with all the equipment and creature comforts expected of an urban cruiser. 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 Rexton W uses a body on frame construction for maximum strength, the accepted approach for a ‘proper’ off-roader and features double wishbone and coil spring suspension to the front, and a five link rigid axle with coil springs at the rear. The new Rexton W has an almost unrivalled position in the 4x4 sector, particularly with prices starting from only £21,995.

The front of the new Korando receives an all-new treatment that includes a slimmed down, black mesh radiator grille, contemporary projection headlights and LED daytime running lights, while the interior has also been given a significant re-design that includes a completely redesigned dashboard.  The new Korando is powered by a modern yet well-proven 2.0-litre Euro 5 turbo diesel engine.  There is a choice of power outputs, manual and automatic transmission, and two wheel drive or 4x4. Prices start from just £14,995.

The new SsangYong Turismo is over 5 metres long and with a 3 metre wheelbase, the car is larger than a standard sized MPV such as the Ford Galaxy, Renault Grand Scenic or SEAT Alhambra, yet is a car rather than a van-derived ‘people carrier’ like the Hyundai i800, Mercedes Viano or VW Caravelle. The huge interior space and flexible passenger and load carrying capability means it can carry seven adults and 875 litres of luggage, through to two adults and 3,146 litres of load space, with seven alternative passenger and load combinations to choose from. Turismo prices start from just £17,995.

This new 2014 Korando Sports will appeal to those who need a working vehicle, the practicality of 4 wheel drive, the towing capability to haul up to 2.7 tonnes yet also the appointments of a family car. There are two models on offer.  The SX is extremely well appointed and comes equipped with 16” alloy wheels, tinted glass, air conditioning, leather covered steering wheel, remote central locking, Kenwood MP3 CD & RDS radio with a USB & auxiliary port and Bluetooth connectivity and new for 2014 is speed sensitive power assisted steering. The new Korando Sports is competitively priced and comprehensively equipped from £15,042 ex VAT / £17,995 inc VAT.