Ssangyong launches the new Korando in the United Kingdom
|   Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Ssangyong Motors has officially launched the Korando, the production line vehicle developed from the concept SUV, SUT 1 which was showcased in all major auto expos in 2011. The Korando brings with itself a new freshness in the SUV segment and this brings in a whole new level of refinement in the market.

The Korando packs in space, suspension, engine refinement, seating capacity and silhouette of a sedan with the fuel efficiency and Co2 emission of a hatch back.
The car also has the towing capacity of a pickup and has been designed in a fluidic manner which enhances the overall appeal of the vehicle.

The Ssangyong Korando is a daily commuting vehicle and it is a four wheel drive which has the ability to tow up to 2.3 tons with ease. The Korando is up to the mark to fulfill various criterions, the primary one being a family car.

Ssangyong has a reputation of constructing off road vehicles and the Korando has proved that once again. Ssangyong plans to launch this vehicle in the UK and hence the SUT 1 concept had to be remodeled to suit the market needs.

Hence, the Korando is basically transformed into a luxurious SUV with the heart of an off road vehicle. The car is set to be launched in October and the prices will be announced henceforth. Ssangyong is busy developing its dealership network and after sales service providing network in the UK and this is in response to the huge number of inquiries to the Korando.

Ssangyong is hopeful of a successful launch in Europe and the company is taking baby steps towards achieving the goal. Ssangyong is set to launch two models of the Korando, a basic and sports.

The Sports variant is set to be powered by an active e XDi 2.0 liter diesel engine and it produces a maximum of 155 PS power @ 1,500 – 2,500 RPM. Torque production is close to 360 Nm and this provides top notch performance both on and off road.

Styling this vehicle was a challenge and the designers have done a decent job of it. The exterior design of this vehicle brings a whole new level of freshness to the segment and the car features a sophisticated look from all angles.

The front mesh grille, chic rear and front lamps, metal finish body parts, chrome bumpers and alloyed rims provide a fresh look and the car features an aggressive but sporty look from up front.

The interior has also been done up in a sporty manner with leather upholstery being a standard on all models. The instrument cluster has a bright LED display and this helps in viewing the meters correctly.

The car has standard equipments like the air conditioner, climate control, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, etc and all these measures combine together to give top notch luxury. There are two variants of the Korando, the EX and the SX and the SX is comparatively more packed in terms of equipment and safety features.
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