For those looking for serious people carrying capacity, SsangYong now offers four Rodius models in 2wd and 4wd – all with the 2.7 litre turbo diesel…..and with automatic transmission as an option.
A full seven-seater with ample luggage space, the Rodius 270 S easily undercuts the Kia Sedona and starts at only £14,995. All SsangYong Rodius models use the 2.7 litre common rail diesel engine with 165PS and massive torque. Even a vehicle this big can achieve up to 35.8mpg.
The 270 S is equipped with ABS, remote keyless entry, speed-sensing door locks, climate control and Kenwood audio system. It is also hugely practical with multiple seat variations and useful extras such as two 12v DC power outlets.
TheSsangYong Rodius 270 ES gains reverse parking sensors, auto headlights, electric folding mirrors, privacy glass, alloy wheels, ESP and leather upholstery for only £2,000 more. The Mercedes T-Tronic transmission is likely to be very popular for an additional £15,000.
Topping the SsangYong Rodius line-up is the 270 EX Auto with torque-on-demand all-wheel drive providing outstanding traction and stability. It packs a big punch at only £19,995.Published 13 February 2008