All models are powered by an advanced 173bhp 2.0 litre four cylinder turbo diesel engine producing 360Nm of torque with CO2 emissions from only 157g/km.
Available with a choice of six speed manual or automatic transmissions, buyers can opt for S or ES trim in their front wheel drive Korando, or top of the range EX specification in four wheel drive models.
Standard equipment on the entry-level variant includes cruise control, ESP with Hill Start Assist and reverse parking sensors, while the ES and EX come with a sunroof, climate control, leather upholstery and heated front and rear seats.
“Korando is a great value proposition, and arrives in the highly competitive crossover market at absolutely the right time,” stated Paul Williams, CEO of the UK importer, SsangYong Motor UK. “Very keenly priced, a comprehensive list of standard equipment, excellent towing capability and thanks to its long wheelbase a spacious and airy interior, Korando is the clever choice for families and those who tow a caravan, horsebox or trailer.”
The present UK SsangYong network of 50 dealers is to be expanded to 65, selling a range of the following models:
• Korando - highly efficient crossover model, from £16,995
• Rexton - rugged 4x4 with ground breaking towing and off-road abilities, from £19,995
• Rodius - spacious seven-seat MPV available in front or all-wheel-drive form, from £14,995
• Rexton CV - commercial version of the Rexton 4x4, from £16,399 (excluding VAT and on the road charges)