SsangYong Korando Goes to the UK

Designed in Europe by Giorgetto Giugiaro, the all new SsangYong Korando crossover has reached UK shores, set to go on sale next month, when pricing for the British market will also be revealed. However, considering the fact that the Korando joins the current model line-up of Kyron (£14,995 - £22,495), Rexton (£16,995 - £20,995) and Rodius (£14,995 - £19,995), it’s expected to wear a price within that range.

Praised by its manufacturer to have the practicality of a 4x4/SUV and accessibility of a family hatchback, the Korando is expected to provide entry to a major new and growing market sector. The car will go against cars such as the Ford Kuga, Hyundai ix35, Kia Sportage, Nissan Qashqai and Volkswagen Tiguan.

Powering the Korando is a new Euro5 2.0 litre diesel engine, which delivers 57g/km CO2 emissions.  Coming below the critical 160g/km level, it allows a 25% tax reduction, which could appeal to the fleet market sector.

“This brand new 175PS diesel engine makes Korando one of the most powerful in its class,” SsangYong brags in a statement. “A comprehensive five-year or 250,000 mile warranty, excellent fuel economy and low running costs will also set a new benchmark of affordability in the rapidly growing compact crossover segment.”

There will be various models available in the UK, with the option of two-wheel drive, all-wheel drive, 6-speed manual and automatic, and two trim levels.

The Korando range includes five variants:

• Two-wheel drive, manual
• Two-wheel drive, manual - High Line
• Two-wheel drive, automatic - High Line
• All-wheel drive, manual - High Line
• All-wheel drive, automatic - High Line
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