SsangYong Rodius
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SsangYong Rodius Review

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SsangYong Rodius Review (2005)

After a brief absence from the UK SsangYong launched the Rodius in June 2005.

25 September 2005 Melanie Carter

After a brief absence from the UK SsangYong launched the Rodius in June 2005. Designed by Ken Greenley, former head of the automotive design course at the Royal College of Art in London the seven seat Rodius is the biggest MPV in its class offering high levels of space and comfort at a price that challenges its MPV competition.

Currently the Rodius is only available with a 2.7 litre diesel engine mated to a five speed Mercedes-Benz T Tronic automatic transmission. Prices range from £18,999 for the 2.7Xdi S to £21,999 for the 2.7Xdi SE.

We tested the SsangYong Rodius SV 270 S automatic to see if it could live up to SsangYong's claims that the Rodius is 'luxury transport for the 21st Century'.

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SsangYong Rodius Road Test Data
Model ReviewedSsangYong Rodius SV 270 S
  
Body TypeMPV
ColourFine Silver Metallic (£300 option)
  
Performance (manufacturers data) 
  
0 - 62 mph13.5 Seconds
Top Speed 104 mph
  
TransmissionMercedes Benz T Tronic Automatic Transmission
  
Fuel TypeDiesel
  
CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures) g/km
  
Economy (NEDC Figures) 
  
Urban22.3 mpg
Extra Urban33.4 mpg
Combined28.5 mpg
  
Insurance Group12
Euro NCAP RatingTBA
Warranty3-year/60,000 mile manufacturer warranty
3-year unlimited mile surface paint warranty
6-year anti corrosion warranty
Price (when tested on the 25/09/05)£ 18,999

The information contained within this SsangYong Rodius review may have changed since publication on the 25 September 2005. The actual model road tested may feature options and functionality specific to that model, which may not be available as on option or be fitted to other models in the range. Options may not be available on UK specification cars. You may wish to check with your local SsangYong dealer, before making a purchasing decision. E.&.O.E. You may NOT reproduce this car review in full or part, in any format without our written permission. carpages.co.uk © 2015