The struggles of last year seem to have been left behind by Ssangyong. Now that Indian manufacturer Mahindra & Mahindra has taken over the dreams and hopes of the South Korean SUV manufacturer, Ssangyong is ready to present to the world the Korando C.
Packing a 2.0l turbo diesel engine which develops 175 PS, the model comes equipped as standard with ABS and EBD. It will be offered with either front-wheel drive or all-wheel, with a gasoline engine likely to make it into production as well. The gasoline engine will be a 1.8l one.
Prices for the model have not yet been announced, but it's clear that Ssangyong is placing all its bets on the success of the new model.
“The Korando C is a model that strengthens Ssangyong’s mid and long-term lineups and is a strategic model that will contribute to stabilizing the company,”
Lee Yoo-il, joint manager of Ssangyong told indianautosblog.com.
The first 450 units of the new Korando C departed the Pyeongtaek International Port in Gyeonggi yesterday, heading for markets in Spain and Belgium. The plans for the new model are quite ambitious, with the South Korean carmaker setting a 10,000 units target for itself in the first year of sale.
Back in July this year, rumor of the Korando C showing up in Paris for its first encounter with the European consumers surfaced.
autoevolution will be attending the 2010 Paris Auto Show, so stay tuned for some real up close and personal shots of the vehicles, as well as for first-hand details of the motorized contraptions presented at the event.