The new SsangYong Korando SUV crossover receives a significant power boost for 2016, together with improved economy and reduced CO2 emissions.
The improvements are the result of a major upgrade to the powertrain which now employs a new Euro 6, 2.2 litre diesel engine, and offers the choice of two-wheel drive, four-wheel drive and either a 6-speed manual or new Aisin 6-speed automatic transmission for smooth gear changing and an enhanced driving performance.
The newly developed e-XDi220 diesel engine meets the demand for a more powerful performance and lower CO2 emissions at the same time. Maximum power is increased to 178ps and torque to 400Nm - up by 19.4% and 11% respectively over the previous Euro 5 diesel 2.0 litre engine. Maximum torque is delivered from a low of 1,400rpm and maintained through a wide range up to 2,800rpm for smooth, progressive driving from the start.
Big strides have also been made with CO2 emissions which have been reduced to 139g/km, down from 147g/km on the previous two-wheel drive, manual transmission model, while fuel economy is considerably improved and now up to 53.3mpg (Combined cycle) for the 2-wheel drive manual compared with 47.1mpg on the model it replaces.
Enhancements inside and out
Designed by the Italian styling house, Giugiaro, the new 2016 Korando also offers a number of equipment enhancements. Externally, it now sports stylish clear glass direction indicators, a new piano black radiator grille with additional chrome detailing on the ELX, and new-look 16’’ & 17’’ alloy wheels, as well as 18’’ diamond cut alloy wheels on the top of the range model.
There are further improvements inside with an upgraded infotainment system on all models. The SE gets an RDS audio system with an MP3 player, Bluetooth, iPod / iPhone connectivity, while the EX features a 7” high-resolution touch screen with audio streaming from smart devices and a link to the rear view camera. The top of the range ELX also benefits from a TomTom navigation system, and all feature a USB memory slot, Aux port and HDMI port.
In towing, numbers certainly tell the true story - Korando's sturdy construction and strong engine performance give a 2 Tonne towing capacity acrosss the range.
The Korando SE starts from just £17,000 (2-wheel drive) or £18,500 (4-wheel drive), and is powered by the new 2.2 litre Euro 6 diesel engine with manual transmission. Representing superb value, the Korando has always been extremely well equipped. The SE comes with smart cloth trim, electric windows, air conditioning, cruise control, 16” alloy wheels, an RDS/Bluetooth radio and six airbags. It also now includes roof rails, front fog lights and a rear parcel shelf as standard.
With the option of manual (£22,000) or Aisin 6-speed automatic transmission (£23,500), the top of the range ELX comes with on demand four wheel drive as standard, leather upholstery, heated front and rear seats, 6-way power adjustable driver’s seat, smart audio system with 7” touch screen with a Tom-Tom navigation system, additional chrome detailing inside and out, and new 18” diamond cut alloy wheels.
5 year limitless mileage warranty
As with all models in the SsangYong range, the new Korando is covered by a best in class 5 year limitless mileage warranty.
Designed to be totally transparent and give customers complete peace of mind, ‘limitless’ means just that: not a maximum mileage condition that some brands impose in their small print.
All the major mechanical components are covered including wheel bearings, suspension joints and bushes, steering joints, shock absorbers and even the audio system. Wearable components such as clutch discs and brake friction materials which could have their life reduced by poor driving are covered for one year or 12,000 miles, and the battery and paintwork for three years.
Flexible finance to suit your needs
|Korando 2.2 SE||Korando 2.2 SE 4x4|
|35 monthly payments of||£299||£329|
|On-the-road cash price||£16,625||£18,125|
|Total amount of credit||£15,134.92||£16,495.96|
|Optional final payment (GFV)||£6,900||£7,400|
|Total amount payable||£18,855.48||£20,544.44|
Based on an annual mileage of 10,000 per annum - excess mileage charges may apply.
The straightforward small print…..
All finance is subject to status and terms and conditions. Please ask for a written quotation, which our sales team will be happy to provide. These offers will generally be available until 30/06/2017, but we reserve the right to change them without notice. We will only do this if our manufacturer partners change their policies, prices or terms.
All SsangYong finance examples are Personal Contract Purchase finance through GMAC UK PLC Financial Services.