SsangYong Rodius Road Test (2005)

SsangYong Rodius
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SsangYong Rodius Review

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The SsangYong Rodius is a capable MPV at a sensible price which exceeded our expectations.

Build Quality

Our preconceived concerns were totally unfounded and we found very little wrong with the SsangYong Rodius. Yes there were a few rough edges but overall we were impressed. The engine and transmission are tried and tested Mercedes-Benz units and should prove durable in the long term.

Value For Money

The Rodius range starts at £18,999 for the 2.7Xdi S automatic which seems very competitive. The downside of SsangYong ownership must be the unknown - how much is a Rodius going to be worth when you need to sell it and is there going to be a dealer network to support it. SYUK Cars Limited, SsangYong’s UK importer is working hard to develop the dealer network, with more dealers coming on board.

All Rodius models come with a three year or 60,000 mile warranty, whichever comes first, a three year unlimited mileage paint finish warranty and a six year anti-corrosion warranty.

Conclusion

The SsangYong Rodius is a capable MPV at a sensible price which exceeded our expectations. Of course the distinctive exterior styling and SsangYong badge will be a stumbling block to some potential purchasers but if you are someone who likes to spend their money wisely and doesn't have their head turned by designer labels then the Rodius maybe the vehicle for you.

25 September 2005 Melanie Carter
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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

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