All-new Ssangyong Korando unveiled

The Ssangyong Korando is a spacious and well-built offering.

The Ssangyong Korando is a spacious and well-built offering.

The all-new Ssangyong Korando is now available in the UK with seven variants and two engines and also an impressive warranty.

The carmaker is offering their new model with a warranty for 150,000 miles or seven years.

That should bring peace of mind for those who may not be as aware of the brand as other makes, but it has lots of entertainment technology and clever interior design ideas.

It’s also a very safe car with lots of safety tech on board and it handles well around town and on motorways.

Engines for the new Ssangyong Korando

The engines for the new Ssangyong Korando include a new efficient 1.6 litre diesel unit and later this year there will be a new turbocharged 1.5 litre petrol engine.

Drivers should expect economy of around 49 mpg for the diesel engine.

The engines are mated to either a manual or automatic gearbox which offer paddle-shift gear levers and there’s a choice of two- or four-wheel drive options too.

With prices starting at £19,995 for the ELX with the turbocharged petrol engine, drivers will find a well-specified vehicle featuring cruise control, Bluetooth connectivity and all-weather tyres.

Other models come with leather upholstery, larger alloy wheels, parking sensors and an electronic parking brake.

There are also heated front seats and an 8-inch touchscreen for the entertainment system.

New Ssangyong Korando is taking on rivals

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Since the new Ssangyong Korando is taking on rivals in a competitive segment, the most expensive models are the Pioneer and Ultimate which cost £26,495 and have more equipment than other makes.

For those who tow caravans, for example, then the Pioneer offers a 2 tonne towing capacity with more equipment and features for the money.

The Ultimate delivers luxurious soft leather seats, dual-zone air conditioning, a premium sound system and keyless start.

The Korando is a crossover car with lots of features and it’s easy to live with on a daily basis.

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It’s certainly a striking looking car with a fully digital cockpit interface and is aimed towards those who enjoy an active lifestyle.

The all-new offering sees a completely new interior that is comfortable and stylish and there’s plenty of room for five adults with lots of legroom for those in the rear seats.

While the brand is not widely known, the Ssangyong Korando has a lot to offer, including the price and warranty, which means this could be the model that makes a breakthrough for Korea’s third-largest SUV manufacturer.

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