The Koreans from SsangYong are about to reveal the new Korando crossover in the UK, its debut being scheduled for September this year. SsangYong is the fourth largest South Korean car manufacturer and it officially announced that they will return to the UK with a new model which comes with a starting price of £16,995.
The new Korando is powered by a 2.0-liter turbo diesel able to produce 175 horsepower and 360 Nm of torque while it will be offered with either with a front or four-wheel drive system.
The powerplant emits 157 g/km CO2 emissions while it will be offered with a six-speed manual or automatic transmission and three trim levels. The first two, S and ES are available with the manual transmission while the automatic one gets the EX trim as well as the four-wheel drive model.
The standard model comes with systems such as cruise control, Hill Start Assist, ESP and reverse parking sensors. As mentioned above the starting price for the new SsangYong Korando is £16,995. “Korando is a great value proposition, and it arrives in the highly competitive crossover market at absolutely the right time” adds Paul Williams, CEO of SsangYong Motor UK.