The stylish Korando has a fresh look with a purposeful theme. The front end is enhanced by a striking grille, projector headlamps with daytime running lights, a front bumper incorporating stylish fog lights and some elegant 18" alloy wheels on LE and ELX models.
True to the original design of Italian legend Giorgetto Giugiaro, Korando remains a true blend of Italian form and Korean function. It all adds up to give Korando a true SUV style which adds to its reputation for no nonsense service whether towing, driving off road or just getting on with the essentials of life.
The 2.2 litre diesel engine has taken Korando's performance to new levels - with 400Nm of torque from just 1400 rpm, this proven engine gives great driving flexibility and towing ability. And with great fuel economy and low emissions, Korando 2.2 litre adds efficiency to strong performance.
Korando is noted for its generous levels of standard equipment and 7 year or 150,000 mile warranty - the new Korando is no different. SE models features alloy wheels, cruise control, puddle lamps (on the heated door mirrors), roof rails, front fog lights and a high grade audio unit as standard. LE models add 18" black alloys, climate control, Tom Tom navigation, rear camera and privacy glass, while ELX models now add a heated steering wheel, auto lights and wipers and front parking sensors to an already impressive specification.
We all remember journeys when being consigned to the middle of the rear seat was not to be taken lightly. Korando features a flat rear floor (even with 4x4) that consigns such problems to the past - giving the added benefit of a discreet loadspace when the rear seats are folded.
It all adds up to make Korando the best value vehicle in its segment, from the Korean brand that knows SUV's the best, with a heritage dating all the way back to 1954.
Elegant and practical
The hallmark of Korando is its elegant, practical yet comfortable interior. The updated Fascia is modern and ergonomic, with the high mounted audio unit easily visible and heater/air conditioning and driving controls which fall easily to hand.
With a variety of colours available, from Dandy Blue, Grand White, Silent Silver, Space Black or Techno Grey, the SsangYong Korando provides a customisable driving experience like no other.
Korando offers the space and flexibility for anything you may need to transport - from 5 adults to a range of sporting or outdoor equipment. The rear seats fold flat and can be split 60/40 to accommodate awkward loads. The rear load space is also flat, making loading straightforward, with a hidden underfloor luggage tray for valuables.
Korando SE has a high quality six speaker audio system with iPod and Bluetooth connectivity and steering wheel controls. Korando LE and ELX upgrade to a stylish 7" touchscreen with TomTom navigation and a rear view parking camera to give the best in contemporary infotainment.
With room for three adults due to generous width, shoulder and head room, Korando treats its rear seat passengers well. All models feature a centre armrest which adds comfort where there are fewer passengers, and there's even a recline feature for the 60/40 split backrest to bring a little more comfort to longer journeys on all models.
The new steering wheel sets off the driving experience with a chunky feel and a range of controls at your fingertips - leather covered and heated for those winter days on ELX models; the new wheel offers the best in comfort and control. With heated seats in LE models, and the added pleasure of heated rear seats in ELX models too! It can get pretty cold in Korea, so it's nice to offer rear seat passengers the same warming and indulgent experience as those up front.
Power to perform
Designed to meet tough Euro 6 emissions standards and built in our factory in Changwon Korea, SsangYong has developed a more powerful and efficient turbo diesel units using contemporary technologies.
Korando offers a 6 speed manual gearbox, well matched to the 2.2L diesel engine, or a 6 speed automatic made by Japanese transmission experts Aisin, which is used in SsangYong's Tivoli, BMW's MINI and several Peugeot models. The automatic features a choice of electronic programmes for normal driving, increased performance and winter modes.
Korando's new 2.2 litre diesel engine is clean, efficient and powerful. It develops 178PS at 4000rpm and 400Nm of torque between 1400 and 2800rpm giving a wide spread of power - enough whether towing, off roading or heading to the supermarket.
In towing, numbers certainly tell the true story - Korando's sturdy construction and strong engine performance gives a 2 tonne towing capacity across the range. With kerb weights of between 1743 and 1858kg, Korando offers caravaners an 85% ratio of over 1450kg - enough to town most vans with comfort.
Korando is equipped with a host of modern technology and safety features to avoid accidents. With an anti lock brake system, electronic stability programme, hill start assist, electronic active head restraints, airbags, ISO-FIX and seatbelt pre-tensioners. Korando features an advanced 4x4 system that operates in two modes depending on conditions and settings.
In auto move and normal conditions, Korando remains in two wheel drive to optimise fuel efficiency. When sensors detect a potential loss of grip, the system progressively engages four wheel drive mode. For extreme loose of slippery surfaces, the 4x4 system can be locked to allocate drive equally between front and rear wheels. This provides supreme grip and control for low speed manoeuvres.