/New SsangYong Korando Details

New SsangYong Korando Details

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Everybody knows that SsangYong is a car company with some of the ugliest cars in the history of automotive! Anyone who’s seen their Musso knows what we’re on about. But they have two decent-looking cars, the Rexton and the Korando crossover which is designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro. SsangYong hopes the new 2011 Korando gets a fair share of the European market, even though the competition is fierce in this segment.

The Korando features SsangYong’s first monocoque construction so it offers a very sedan-like drive. It comes with choices of two or all-wheel-drive systems and a new Euro5 2.0 litre diesel engine which is powerful and efficient at 47 MPG. With CO2 emissions of just 157 g.km is also very clean, but on the power front, it only has 175PS. It has class leading towing capacity of two tonnes.

The car comes with 6-speed manual and automatic, and two trim levels, with a long list of standard and optional equipments and features.

The new Korando has to face better-prepared rivals such as Ford Kuga, Hyundai ix35, Kia Sportage, Nissan Qashqai and Volkswagen Tiguan in the European market, so in order to remain competitive it should come with a wonderfully low price tag!

SsangYong Korando specs and complete list of equipments after the pictures…

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  • 175PS 2.0-litre e-XDi200 diesel engine with CDPF
  • Active AWD
  • Six-speed manual transmission
  • Six-speed automatic transmission with manual mode
  • McPherson strut front suspension
  • Multi-link rear suspension
  • Electronic Stability Program (ESP) with Hydraulic Brake Assist (HBA), Hill Start Assist (HSA), Active Roll-over Protection (ARP) and Emergency Stop Signal (ESS)
  • Electric power steering (EPS)


  • Six-way power driver’s seat
  • Height adjustable driver’s seat
  • Lumbar support for driver’s seat
  • 60:40 split folding second-row seats with folding centre armrest
  • Leather upholstery
  • Woven cloth upholstery
  • Heated front and second row seats

Climate control

  • Fully automatic air conditioning with temperature sensor and outside temperature gauge
  • Manual air conditioning with maximum air conditioning function
  • Rear heating duct to enhance climate control effectiveness
  • PTC (Positive Temperature Coefficient) heater


  • Chrome coated radiator grille
  • All-around tinted glass
  • Solar controlled windshield glass
  • Privacy glass (rear door windows and tailgate window)
  • Roof rails
  • Rear spoiler with LED high mounted stop lamp
  • Acoustic engine cover to dampen noise
  • 18-inch hyper silver coated alloy wheels with 225/55 tyres
  • 17-inch alloy wheels with 225/60 tyres
  • 16-inch alloy wheels with 215/65 tyres
  • Illuminated ignition key slot
  • Leather steering wheel trim
  • Floor mats
  • Door mirror mounted puddle light
  • Two-tone lower mouldings
  • Chrome plated dual tail pipe
  • Body coloured door handles


  • LED side repeaters on door mirrors
  • Battery saver
  • Electronic ECO cruise control
  • Electronically-tuned AM/FM stereo audio system with MP3 CDP
  • USB memory slot and Aux port
  • RDS and Bluetooth system
  • Pole aerial on the rear roof
  • Auto-levelling headlights
  • Windshield wiper de-icer
  • Rain sensing wiper and automatic headlight activation
  • One-touch triple signal indicators
  • Heated tailgate window with timer
  • Safety power sunroof that slides or tilts, with blind panel
  • Power windows with safety (anti-trap) feature
  • Remote keyless entry system with panic alarm
  • Six speakers including two tweeters for high level sound
  • Steering wheel audio system controls
  • Dual spray type washer nozzles
  • Trip computer
  • 12V DC power outlets under the instrument panel and in the load area
  • External door mirrors that can be electrically adjusted, folded and heated
  • Mobile ashtray
  • Digital clock
  • Dual gas filled struts for tailgate
  • Centre storage console
  • Grip on the inside of the tailgate to facilitate closing
  • Cupholders in the front and rear
  • Sun visors with illuminated vanity mirror
  • Luggage cover and net
  • Toolbox in the load area
  • Electrically operated tailgate release switch
  • Manual tilt and telescopic steering wheel
  • Tray on the upper instrument panel


  • Monocoque body structure
  • Door impact beams for optimal protection from side collisions
  • Dual airbags in front with seatbelt load limiters and pre-tensioner
  • Curtain airbags for front and rear passengers
  • Side airbags for front passengers
  • Active head restraints for front passengers
  • Rear obstacle warning system with three-stage alarm
  • 4-channel anti-lock braking system
  • Front ventilated disc brakes
  • Rear disc brakes
  • Emergency Stop Signal (ESS)
  • Door courtesy lamps
  • Immobiliser system
  • Rear wiper and washer
  • Hand-operated parking brake
  • Childproof safety lock
  • Speed-sensing door lock
  • Reminder alarm and speed-sensing feature for front passenger seatbelts
  • Rear three-point seatbelts
  • ISOFIX and tether anchorage for child seat
  • Electrochromic rear-view mirror


Crossover Korando

Body & Chassis

Five-door, five-seat crossover, with all-steel unitary construction bodyshell.

Transversally-mounted diesel engine driving the front (2WD) or front and rear wheels (AWD) via a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission.

2.0-litre / 175PS Diesel  [ Available from launch ]
Name / Type e-XDi200 / DOHC, four-cylinder in line, with E-VGT
Capacity 2.0-litre, 1,998 cc
Max power 175PS (129 kW) @ 4,000 rpm
Max torque 360Nm (36.7 kg.m) @ 2,000-3,000 rpm
Fuel system Common-rail, high pressure, direct injection
Turbo system Electric Variable geometry turbocharger (E-VGT)
Emissions class Euro55
Manual 6-speed
Automatic 6-speed
2.0D MT/AT
2WD S / O
S = available as standard
Delivers 100 per cent of torque to the front wheels.
Safety aided by electronic Traction Control, ABS anti-lock braking and ESP with Active Roll-over Protection and Hill Start Assist Control.
Full-time on demand electronically controlled single ratio (High) system delivers 100 per cent of torque to front wheels during normal road driving.  Manually selected ‘Lock Mode’ transfers higher torque to rear axle than 4WD ‘Auto Mode’ for enhanced stability during slippery conditions (under 25mph).
Suspension & Damping
Front Fully independent by sub-frame-mounted MacPherson Struts, with coil springs and gas-filled shock absorbers. Anti-roll stabiliser bar.
Rear Fully independent by sub-frame-mounted multi-links, coil springs and gas-filled shock absorbers. Anti-roll stabiliser bar.
Type EPS, electric power-assisted rack and pinion
Overall ratio 14.8:1
Gearing 2.88 turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle 10.9 metres
Power Tandem eight- & nine-inch booster
Front 294 x 26 mm ventilated discs
Rear 262 x 10 mm (2WD) / 284 x 10 mm (AWD) solid discs
Parking brake Hand operated lever
ABS Four-channel anti-lock system with EBD
ESC Electronic Stability Control
ARP Active Rollover Protection
HBA Hydraulic Brake Assist
HSA Hill Start Assist
ESS Emergency Stop Signal
Wheels & Tyres
Standard Alloy 16 in x 6.5J 215/65 R16 tyres (Silica)
Options Alloy 17 in x 6.5J 225/60 R17 tyres (Silica)
Alloy 18 in x 6.5J 225/55 R18 tyres (Silica)
Spare (Standard) Tyre mobility kit
Spare (Option) Space saver steel wheel and tyre
Exterior (mm)
Overall Length 4,410
Overall width 1,830*
Overall height 1,675**
Wheelbase 2,650
Front track 1,573
Rear track 1,558
Front overhang 920
Rear overhang 840
Ground clearance 180
*excluding door mirrors / **excluding roof rack
Interior (mm) Front Rear
Headroom 1,010 990
Legroom 1,035 940
Shoulder room 1,450 1,410
Hip room 1,365 1,340
Fuel Tank 57 litres
Luggage (VDA) 486 litres (behind rear seats)
Off-road Capabilities
Approach angle 22.8 degree
Departure angle 28.2 degree
Ramp over angle 18.5 degree
Roll over angle 40 per cent
Max climb angle 48 per cent(AWD), 33 per cent(2WD)
Wading depth 300mm
Towing Capabilities (kg)
Max Towing Capacity (Braked trailer) 2,000
Max Towing Capacity (Unbraked trailer) 750
Max Tongue (Ball) Weight 92
Weights (kg)
2.0D MT/AT
All-wheel drive
Kerb weight (min.) 1,672 / 1,692
Gross weight 2,260 / 2,260
Two-wheel drive
Kerb weight (min.) 1,591 / 1,611
Gross weight 2,180 / 2,180
2.0D MT/AT
All-wheel drive
Top speed (kph) 179 (195)  /  186
Top speed (mph) 111 (121) / 115
0-100 kph (62mph)(sec) 10.0  / 10.8
Two-wheel drive
Top speed (kph) 179 (195)  / 186
Top speed (mph) 111 (121) / 115
0-100 kph (62mph)(sec) 10.0  / 10.8
Fuel Economy (litres/100 km)
2.0D MT/AT
All-wheel drive
Combined cycle 6.4 / 7.5
CO2 g/km 169 / 199
Two-wheel drive
Combined cycle 6.0(*6.1) / 7.3
CO2 g/km 157(*159) / 194
* Level 2 (Higher Option than Level 1)

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