The SsangYong brand is renowned for its Towing capabilities. With over 60 years of manufacture experience building 4x4's and with its roots in rugged military vehicles, the current range of SsangYong cars has the best towing capabilities ever. To support this, both the Rexton and Musso have been uprated to 3,500KG to match the best in their respective classes.
The Korando has a new monocoque body construction. Traditionally, 4x4s had a separate body and chassis, but the Korandos' design allows for great strength and rigidity without excessive weight. The big 4x4 Rexton, Musso pick-up and Turismo still retain the separate chassis which provides a strong towing platform for heavier loads.
The Pulling power is considered much more important than 0-60mph figures when it comes to towing. Most people don't use their cars for drag racing so the amount of pull weight at low engine speeds provides a better indication of how well the car will accelerate or pull a load. SsangYong's 2.2L diesel engine produces a big, constant 400Nm of pulling power from 2000-3000rpm. That's more than many other cars with much larger engines. To sum that up, it's quick when it's not towing and unflustered when it is.
The approved towing limits for SsangYong cars range from 1500 KG for the Tivoli diesel, to 2000 KG for the Korando, to 3500 KG for the Rexton and Musso. The caravan club advises that the weight of your caravan should not exceed 85% of the kerb weight of the towing vehicle - mainly because cars rely on the weight to help stabilize the towed mass. The SsangYong range is well suited to caravan towing with kerb weights often in excess of the competition and a spread of vehicles to tackle the largest vans.
A small proportion of the load rests on the towbar, so its design, build and fitting are hugely important. The Korandos towbar is engineered to withstand up to 80kg however the Rexton's towbar can carry up to 128 kg.