Korean car maker SsangYong is going to take over the finest Japanese and European crossovers in the British market, by pricing the new Korando at £16,995.
The car is in the same size as a Nissan Qashqai but you have to say it’s a great looking crossover. That’s because the design is a work of Ital Design Giugiaro.
In the UK, SsangYong Korando will be offered with a choice of trim levels, two gearboxes and the option of either front or four wheel drive. 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. The car also gets an on demand four wheel drive system (only on EX model). You can have it with either a six speed manual or automatic transmission.
The Korando is also generously equipped for its price. Even the entry level variant comes equipped with cruise control, ESP with Hill Start Assist and reverse parking sensors as standard, while the ES and EX come with a sunroof, climate control, leather upholstery and heated front and rear seats.
Korando pricing and specifications
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