2020 SsangYong Korando

2020 SsangYong Korando

SsangYong Motors UK has launched its all-new Korando C-segment SUV. Premiered at 2019 Geneva Motor Show, the all-new vehicle possesses the space and capabilities of a traditional SUV and features a whole range of enhancements to the outgoing model. It pairs new stylish exterior and interior design with advanced safety and infotainment technologies, as well as efficient new powertrains complying with future emission standards. All wrapped up with a comprehensive and market-leading 7-year/150,000-mile warranty.

From every aspect, all-new SsangYong Korando has an eye-catching design, with powerful and striking stance that serves as a solid foundation for its superior ride and handling dynamics. Inside, the Korando impresses even further with its fully digital 'BlazeCockpit' interface and driver assistance technologies that are unrivalled in its class. Engineered for an active lifestyle, new SsangYong Korando exceeds expectations by delivering spacious comfort, superior safety, class leading NVH and pure driving fun.

2020 SsangYong Korando

An evolution of SsangYong Korando design

The fourth generation Korando was the designed by the team based at SsangYong's R&D Centre in Pyeongtaek, South Korea. The studio has modernised the look of the new SsangYong Korando, which features a range of updates to its sporty exterior design, stylish interior design and a whole host of added features.

Modern and urbane, SsangYong's SUV will stand apart from rivals by matching the unique preferences and needs of the millennial generation, those with growing families or active lifestyles, and with up to a 2-tonne towing capacity, it will also appeal to SsangYong's loyal, existing customers from the caravanning and towing fraternities.

2020 SsangYong Korando

Driving performance

In step with engine down-sizing seen throughout the industry, the new SsangYong Korando is available with a choice of compact engines characterised by high combustion efficiency, superior power delivery and good fuel economy. Korando is available with either an uprated 1.6 Diesel engine or 1.5 GDI-turbo petrol engine. The newly developed Euro 6D-T compliant 1.6 litre diesel engine produces 136PS max power and 324Nm max torque delivering a smooth, progressive and powerful driving experience. It's exceptionally durable and fuel efficient, the 1.6 diesel engine is the perfect choice when peak torque performance and fuel economy are a priority. It achieves a CO2 emission level of 144 (NEDC) and fuel economy of up to 48.7mpg on the WLTP combined cycle and achieves 0-62mph in 12.01 seconds.

Later on, Korando will also offer a Euro 6D-T compliant 1.5 GDI-turbo petrol engine which produces 163PS max power with and 280Nm of torque at 1,500-4,500 RPM. The vehicle and full performance stats will be available in the UK from December 2019. Best-in-class transmission performance and reliability is achieved by applying the latest AISIN 3rd generation six-speed automatic transmission with selectable drive modes. Normal mode balances the need for fuel economy and power, this default mode is utilised for day-to-day driving and is not indicated on the dashboard. Sport mode delivers extra power, whilst Winter mode starts SsangYong Korando in 2nd gear to prevent tyre slippage on icy roads. Non-4x4 models come with an auto-stop system to save fuel and lower CO2. Manual variants will arrive into the UK early 2020.

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