The compact SsangYong Korando SUV has been refreshed up for the 2014 model year.
On the outside the front nose has been slimmed down, there is a black mesh radiator grille with contemporary headlights and a wider, low level air intake. The lights now feature projection headlamps and LED daytime running lights. Where the rear lights now feature LED lights for improved visibility.
There is a choice of both 16-inch and 17-inch wheels, and SsangYong have introduced three new exterior colours - Sunrise red, Cosmic blue and Carbonic grey alongside Space black, Grand white and Silent silver.
On the inside there is a new dashboard design featuring soft-touch materials complemented by natural matt wood grain insets, and abundant storage space that includes enlarged cup holders, a mobile phone tray and flip-down sunglasses tray.
There has been attention to improving the NVH (noise, vibration & harshness) figures with new engine mounting which have reduced engine noise levels by 9.3 per cent. The Korando is fitted with Macpherson struts to the front and multi-link suspension and the three point mountings to the rear axle effectively minimise noise and vibration. New rubber bushes have been fitted to the car's reinforced sub frames, further helping to minimise intrusive vibration and noise from the road surface and engine.
There are four models in the SsangYong Korando line up - they all feature a 2.0 litre diesel engine - the ELX4 six-speed automatic model is powered by a 175ps/360Nm e-XDi200 unit, where six-speed manual versions employ a 149ps e-XDi200 engine. -All models are protected by Electronic Stability Program (ESP) with emergency brake assist and four-channel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Hill Start Assist (HSA) and Active Roll-over Protection (ARP).
All models are all-wheel-drive, in normal conditions driving the front wheels for economy, slipping into four-wheel-drive when the conditions dictate - it can be locked into permanent four-wheel-drive at speeds of up-to 25mph. Ground clearance is 180mm, an approach angle of 22.8 degrees, 28.2 degree departure angle and a ramp angle of 18.5 degrees.
You can order the new 2014 SsangYong Korando can be ordered now with the first cars arriving toward the end of the year.
|Korando||2.0 SE (2WD)||2.0 SE4 (4WD)||2.0 ELX4 (4WD)||2.0 ELX4 (4WD) (auto)|
|Transmission||4x2 manual||4x4 manual||4x4 manual||4x4 automatic|
|Net retail price||£12,333||£13,554||£16,471||£17,471|
|VAT @ 20%||£2,467||£2,711||£3,294||£3,494|
|First registration fee||£55||£55||£55||£55|
|Road fund licence - year one||£140||£175||£175||£475|
|On the road price||£14,995||£16,495||£19,995||£21,495|
As with all models in the SsangYong range, the Korando is covered by a 5 year unlimited mileage warranty.
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