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Body style: SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle)
Segment: Small SUV

Sold under the Daewoo brand in some countries, such as the U.K., the Korando was an inexpensive off-road vehicle built in Korea.

The name Korando, believe-it or not, came from "Korean can do" and reflected the manufacturer's confidence in that vehicle. Imagine that it was covered by three years, 60.000 miles (97.000 km) warranty with free service, free pick-up and delivery, and free towing if anything went south on the road.

The exterior design was, to say at least, not the most inspired part of the vehicle. It showed a narrow engine compartment and flared wheel arches. Its vertical slats and round headlights resembled the old Jeeps. And there were the huge turn signals installed between the wrap-around plastic bumper and the front fenders. There was the same theme with flared arches in the rear, but not so obvious as in the front. The spare wheel was mounted on the tailgate.

Inside, it was unclear if the manufacturer addressed the car to ordinary people or to those who wished for an up-market vehicle, but they couldn't afford one. Some wood trims on the center console enhanced the look for the upper trim levels, while silver plastic panels tried hard to look like aluminum for the other versions. There was plenty of room for the front occupants and limited for the rear ones. As for the trunk, you'd better forget it.

Under the hood, SsangYong installed engines licensed from Mercedes-Benz. There was a four-pot 2.3-liter unit for the entry-level than a 3.2-liter V6 for the top version. One of the best versions was the inline-five, 2.9-liter engine, which was also produced under license from the same German carmaker.
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SSANGYONG Korando 1997 - 2007
  2 gasoline engines
  • 2.3L 5MT AWD (150 HP)
  • 3.2L V6 4AT AWD (220 HP)
  4 diesel engines
  • 2.3L D 5MT AWD (80 HP)
  • 2.3L TD 5MT AWD (101 HP)
  • 2.9L D 5MT AWD (95 HP)
  • 2.9L TD 5MT AWD (120 HP)

SSANGYONG Korando 2.3L 5MT AWD (150 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.3L 5MT AWD (150 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
2295 cm3
Power
110 KW @ 6200 RPM
150 HP @ 6200 RPM
148 BHP @ 6200 RPM
Torque
155 lb-ft @ 2860 RPM
210 Nm @ 2860 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
18.5 gallons (70.0 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
103 mph (166 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
11.4 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
235/75R15
DIMENSIONS
Length
170.5 in (4331 mm)
Width
72.5 in (1842 mm)
Height
72.4 in (1839 mm)
Front/rear Track
59.4/59.8 in (1,509/1,519 mm)
Wheelbase
97.6 in (2479 mm)
Ground Clearance
7.7 in (196 mm)
Cargo Volume
12.4 cuFT (351 L)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3946 lbs (1790 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
5545 lbs (2515 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
13.1 mpg US (18 L/100Km)
Highway
22.6 mpg US (10.4 L/100Km)
Combined
17.8 mpg US (13.2 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
307 g/km

SSANGYONG Korando 3.2L V6 4AT AWD (220 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  3.2L V6 4AT AWD (220 HP)
Cylinders
V6
Displacement
3199 cm3
Power
162 KW @ 6500 RPM
220 HP @ 6500 RPM
217 BHP @ 6500 RPM
Torque
226 lb-ft @ 4700 RPM
306 Nm @ 4700 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
18.5 gallons (70.0 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
106 mph (171 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
9.8 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
4-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
255/70 R15
DIMENSIONS
Length
170.5 in (4331 mm)
Width
72.5 in (1842 mm)
Height
72.4 in (1839 mm)
Front/rear Track
59.4/59.8 in (1,509/1,519 mm)
Wheelbase
97.6 in (2479 mm)
Ground Clearance
7.7 in (196 mm)
Cargo Volume
12.4 cuFT (351 L)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
4057 lbs (1840 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
5545 lbs (2515 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
11.8 mpg US (19.9 L/100Km)
Highway
19.6 mpg US (12 L/100Km)
Combined
15.8 mpg US (14.9 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
371 g/km

SSANGYONG Korando 2.3L D 5MT AWD (80 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.3L D 5MT AWD (80 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
2299 cm3
Power
58.8 KW @ 4000 RPM
80 HP @ 4000 RPM
79 BHP @ 4000 RPM
Torque
111 lb-ft @ 2300 RPM
150 Nm @ 2300 RPM
Fuel System
Direct Injection
Fuel
Diesel
Fuel capacity
18.5 gallons (70.0 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
81 mph (130 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
25 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
235/75/R15
DIMENSIONS
Length
170.5 in (4331 mm)
Width
72.5 in (1842 mm)
Height
72.4 in (1839 mm)
Front/rear Track
59.4/59.8 in (1,509/1,519 mm)
Wheelbase
97.6 in (2479 mm)
Ground Clearance
7.7 in (196 mm)
Cargo Volume
12.4 cuFT (351 L)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3836 lbs (1740 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
5545 lbs (2515 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
19.4 mpg US (12.1 L/100Km)
Highway
29.8 mpg US (7.9 L/100Km)

SSANGYONG Korando 2.3L TD 5MT AWD (101 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.3L TD 5MT AWD (101 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
2299 cm3
Power
74.3 KW @ 4000 RPM
101 HP @ 4000 RPM
100 BHP @ 4000 RPM
Torque
151 lb-ft @ 2400 RPM
205 Nm @ 2400 RPM
Fuel System
Direct Injection
Fuel
Diesel
Fuel capacity
18.5 gallons (70.0 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
87 mph (140 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
20 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
235/75/R15
DIMENSIONS
Length
170.5 in (4331 mm)
Width
72.5 in (1842 mm)
Height
72.4 in (1839 mm)
Front/rear Track
59.4/59.8 in (1,509/1,519 mm)
Wheelbase
97.6 in (2479 mm)
Ground Clearance
7.7 in (196 mm)
Cargo Volume
12.4 cuFT (351 L)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3858 lbs (1750 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
5545 lbs (2515 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
23.3 mpg US (10.1 L/100Km)
Highway
35.1 mpg US (6.7 L/100Km)

SSANGYONG Korando 2.9L D 5MT AWD (95 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.9L D 5MT AWD (95 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
2874 cm3
Power
69.9 KW @ 4100 RPM
95 HP @ 4100 RPM
94 BHP @ 4100 RPM
Torque
140 lb-ft @ 2500 RPM
190 Nm @ 2500 RPM
Fuel System
Direct Injection
Fuel
Diesel
Fuel capacity
18.5 gallons (70.0 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
85 mph (137 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
23.4 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
235/75/R15
DIMENSIONS
Length
170.5 in (4331 mm)
Width
72.5 in (1842 mm)
Height
72.4 in (1839 mm)
Front/rear Track
59.4/59.8 in (1,509/1,519 mm)
Wheelbase
97.6 in (2479 mm)
Ground Clearance
7.7 in (196 mm)
Cargo Volume
12.4 cuFT (351 L)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3935 lbs (1785 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
5545 lbs (2515 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
18.2 mpg US (12.9 L/100Km)
Highway
29 mpg US (8.1 L/100Km)

SSANGYONG Korando 2.9L TD 5MT AWD (120 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.9L TD 5MT AWD (120 HP)
Cylinders
L5
Displacement
2874 cm3
Power
88 KW @ 4000 RPM
120 HP @ 4000 RPM
118 BHP @ 4000 RPM
Torque
189 lb-ft @ 2400 RPM
256 Nm @ 2400 RPM
Fuel System
Direct Injection
Fuel
Diesel
Fuel capacity
18.5 gallons (70.0 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
92 mph (148 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
16.9 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
235/75R15
DIMENSIONS
Length
170.5 in (4331 mm)
Width
72.5 in (1842 mm)
Height
72.4 in (1839 mm)
Front/rear Track
59.4/59.8 in (1,509/1,519 mm)
Wheelbase
97.6 in (2479 mm)
Ground Clearance
7.7 in (196 mm)
Cargo Volume
12.4 cuFT (351 L)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
4034 lbs (1830 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
5545 lbs (2515 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
20.6 mpg US (11.4 L/100Km)
Highway
36.2 mpg US (6.5 L/100Km)
Combined
28.3 mpg US (8.3 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
220 g/km
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