SSANGYONG LAUNCHES ITS ALL-NEW KORANDO FOR EUROPE AT GENEVA

Mar 05, 2019

89th Geneva International Motor Show 2019

Stand: 4131

  • The next generation of Korando arrives at Geneva
  • C-segment SUV with contemporary new look, inside and out
  • Equipped with the latest high-tech electronic safety aids
  • New 1.5 litre turbo petrol & updated 1.6 litre diesel Euro 6d engines
  • Class-leading interior space for comfort
  • Distinctive grille and headlight treatment embrace the SsangYong design look
  • On sale in Europe from mid-2019
  • EV to follow

SsangYong is launching its all-new Korando - the fourth generation to carry the name, and follows on from the SIV-2 design concept first seen at the Geneva motor show in 2016.  It will go on sale across Europe from mid-2019, with an EV based on the e-SIV concept to follow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

New SsangYong Korando

Commented Johng-sik Choi, CEO of SsangYong Motor Company www.smotor.com/en “This new Korando is further proof of the quantum change in direction that SsangYong has embarked on, and exemplifies this through contemporary design, state-of-the-art technology, the latest in safety, and new power options which will soon include electrification.

“This revolution in our product philosophy was first evident in Tivoli, followed by Tivoli XLV, Rexton and then the Musso pick-up, and at each launch the media commented positively on the remarkable step changes the brand was making.

“Now we are going even further, with an all-new product which we believe will compete head-on with anything currently available in the mainstream SUV C-segment, yet will beat them all on value!”

The essential elements that differentiate the new SsangYong Korando

Form and function - contemporary style meets pure practicality

  • All new distinctive style externally
  • Contemporary yet highly practical
  • Longer, wider, lower and with a longer wheelbase than the previous Korando
  • Spacious - better head-room and rear seat space than its nearest competitors
  • High-tech premium feel interior

High levels of safety

  • Seven airbags including driver’s knee airbag
  • Advanced emergency braking system (AEBS) with camera and radar
  • Lane keep assist
  • Front vehicle start alert
  • High beam assist
  • Safety distance alert
  • Driver attention alert
  • Intelligent adaptive cruise control
  • Blind spot detection and rear cross traffic alert

Connectivity & technology

  • Apple CarPlay
  • Google Android Auto
  • On-screen options
  • Navigation map linked to instrument cluster for ease of viewing
  • Instrument graphics, text and audible messages can be personalised to driver preferences

The power to deliver

  • New 1.5 litre petrol GDI-turbo engine
  • Updated 1.6 litre diesel engine
  • EV to follow

Heritage & value

  • Draws on SsangYong’s deep experience of building SUVs and 4x4 vehicles for 65 years
  • Comprehensively equipped
  • Competitive pricing from launch
  • Industry leading warranty

The Korando SUV has been completely revised for 2019 with an all-new contemporary exterior design, a refined, premium quality and spacious interior, enhanced driver assistance and safety systems, plus state-of-the-art connectivity.

The car sports a new-look throughout which has been designed to maximise its robust character with a distinctive new grille and headlight treatment at the front.

The new Korando SUV is designed for families seeking an active lifestyle, and will appeal to those requiring a car that can handle the rough and tumble of family life, with sector leading interior space for growing children, and generous boot space for all their leisure equipment and daily needs.

The car will go on sale in Korea shortly, with European sales set to commence from mid-2019.

Form and function - contemporary style meets pure practicality
With an all-new and distinctive style externally, the front aspect draws on the new SsangYong-look but with strongly sculptured side lines.

While this highly contemporary look is designed to appeal to a younger customer profile, the extremely practical design will appeal to all ages.

Longer, wider and lower than the car it replaces, the new Korando measures 4,452mm long, 1,870mm wide and 1,620mm high, and with a wheelbase of 2,675mm, one of the longest in its class for increased comfort.  Luggage capacity ranges from 551 litres with all seats in position, up to a huge 1,248 litres with the rear seats folded.

Inside, the spacious interior provides better head-room and rear seat space than its competitors, with a high-tech premium feel interior.  It is also driver-orientated with a range of features such a 9” AVN (audio visual navigation) screen and 10.25” full colour LCD cluster dual navigation to provide all the information needed, and four-way adjustable seat with lumber support for comfort.  Meanwhile passengers also benefit from features such as colour changeable ambient lighting, and doors that are designed to cover the sills along the lower part of the body to ensure they don’t pick up dirt from the side of the car when getting in and out.

High levels of safety
Thanks to a comprehensive suite of passive and active aids including all the latest features technology can provide, and with multiple airbags including a driver’s knee airbag, Korando will be one of the safest cars in its segment.

The advanced driver assistance and safety systems featured on Korando include advanced emergency braking system (AEBS) supplemented with a camera and radar, lane keep assist, vehicle ahead moving alert, safe distance and driver alerts, intelligent and adaptive cruise control and high beam assistance.  It also features blind spot detection, lane keep assist and rear cross traffic alert with automatic brake activation linked to all three if the driver doesn’t apply the brakes first.

Connectivity & technology
With one of the most contemporary interiors, and with its wide and easily accessible dashboard, the new Korando bristles with the very latest in-car technology and connectivity such as Apple CarPlay, Google Android Auto and a Tom Tom sat nav system that appears on the main screen and within the instrument cluster for safe viewing.

The power to deliver
The car will be offered with the option of two Euro 6d engines from launch, an all-new 1.5 litre petrol GDI-turbo engine, and an updated 1.6 litre diesel engine.  An EV is planned to follow in due course.

The new smooth running 1.5 litre petrol GDI-turbo engine displaces 1,497cc, and delivers maximum power of 163PS at 5,500rpm and a maximum torque of 280Nm at 1,500-4,500rpm, with a CO2 of 146g/km.  (Target EU figure for the two wheel drive car with manual transmission).

The highly economical, powerful and clean 1.6 litre diesel engine displaces 1,597cc, delivering a maximum power of 136PS at 4,000rpm and a maximum torque of 324Nm at 1,500rpm for the automatic model, with a CO2 of 115g/km.  (Target EU figure for the two wheel drive car with manual transmission). 

The 1.6 litre diesel with automatic will offer an impressive 2-tonne towing capacity, or 1.5-tonne with the other engines and transmissions.  Both engines will be offered with an automatic stop/start feature on two-wheel drive models with 6-speed manual and 6-speed AISIN automatic transmission.

Heritage & value
SsangYong has been designing and manufacturing SUVs and 4x4 vehicles for 65 years, and this fourth generation Korando benefits significantly from that deep experience.

Embarking on a new and much more contemporary design language first seen with the Tivoli in 2015, Korando embraces this new design look making it fit for the modern day, while drawing heavily on the brand’s experience of making well engineered, robust and reliable vehicles.

As befits the brand experience, it is also comprehensively equipped with items that most other brands charge as extras.  It will offer unparalleled value when launched, and covered by an industry leading 7-year/150,000mile warranty for customer reassurance.

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NOTES TO EDITORS

Made in Korea

SsangYong cars are manufactured in South Korea by SsangYong Motor, which is 75 per cent owned by the Indian engineering conglomerate Mahindra & Mahindra, and imported into the UK by SsangYong Motor UK.  Established in 1954, SsangYong is Korea's oldest vehicle manufacturer and only 4x4 and SUV specialist producer.  There are currently some 65 SsangYong dealers covering England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, with new locations being added to the network all the time.

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Korando - Equipment *
Standard equipment for European markets

Steering
Steering wheel adjustable for rake & reach
Steering column lock
Urethane steering wheel
 
Seating
Manual seat - height adjustable with sliding head rest (driver)
Manual seat with sliding head rest (passenger)
Woven cloth upholstery (black & grey)
Folding/reclining rear seats
60:40 split rear seat
 
Exterior
Electric, folding & heated door mirrors with LED side repeater & puddle lamps - body coloured
Illuminated number plate
Side sill mouldings
Tow bar fixing
Body coloured exterior door handles
LED daytime running lights
LED tailgate brake light
Rear combination light cluster with LED side lights
Hybrid wiper blades - front
Intermittent rear wiper
Black air intake and radiator grille
Air spoiler
 
Interior
Illuminated sun visor with sliding extension, with vanity mirror
Manual day & night rear view mirror
Chrome interior door handles
Load area carrier bag hook
Door scuff - plastic (front/rear)
Front door courtesy lights
Front sliding centre console
 
Safety & security
Electronic stability programme with ABS, traction control and hill descent control, hill start assist, active roll-over protection and emergency stop signal
Autonomous emergency braking system
Lane departure warning system
Lane keeping assist
High beam assist
Traffic sign recognition
Front vehicle start alert
Driver attention alert
Safety distance alert
Dual airbags for driver and front seat passenger
Side airbags for front passengers
Airbags on/off switch - front seat passenger
Front seatbelt pretensioners
2nd row seatbelts with pre-tensioners and 3-point centre seatbelt
ISOFIX child seat anchor point
Audible seatbelt reminder - driver and front seat passenger
Rear seatbelt reminder on all seats
 
Convenience
Cruise control
Air conditioning
Heated windscreen
Tinted front, rear door & tailgate windows
Front electric windows
Levelling projection headlamps
Automatic headlights
Automatic windscreen wipers
Rear fog lights
LED interior light
Illuminated ignition
Anti-theft alarm & immobiliser
Voltage stabiliser
 
Wheels and tyres
17" alloy wheel 225/60R tyres
Tyre repair kit
 
Connectivity and in-car entertainment
3.5" LCD cluster
2Din MP3 RDS audio with Bluetooth hands-free
Steering wheel mounted audio controls
6 speakers
USB port & iPod
Emergency call system
Antenna
12V power outlets - front & rear
 
Optional equipment - varies according to market
Active 4x4 with lock mode
Aisin 6 speed automatic transmission with paddle shift inc automatic stop/start (diesel)
Aisin 6 speed automatic transmission with paddle shift (petrol)
Leather gear shift with automatic transmission
18" alloy wheel + 235/55R summer tyres (diamond cut design)
19" alloy wheel + 235/50R tyres (diamond cut design)
Full size spare tyre (225/60R17)
Leather steering wheel
Heated leather steering wheel
Deluxe luggage lid (upper luggage board)
Floor mats
Heated front seats
Leather seats
Cloth seat upholstery
Leather effect TPU seat upholstery
Knee air bag
10.25" full LCD cluster
LED front fog lights
Front & rear parking aid system
Wireless charger
110/220V inverter
Front manual air conditioning
Front dual zone auto air conditioning

*UK equipment and specification to be confirmed at time of launch

Korando - Technical specification

 

Petrol 1.5DT

Diesel 1.6DT

Engine and drivetrain

Drivetrain

Front wheel drive

Front wheel drive

Engine capacity (cc)

1497

1597

Engine configuration

4 cylinder

4 cylinder

Emission standard

Euro 6d

Transmission

6-speed manual

6-speed AISIN automatic

6-speed manual

6-speed AISIN automatic

Fuel

Petrol

Diesel

Performance

Maximum power (PS/rpm)

163/5500

136/4000

Maximum torque (Nm/rpm)

280/1500-4500

324/1500

Max braked trailer load

1500

1500

1500

2000

Dimensions

 

Length (mm)

4452

Width (mm)

1870

Height with roof rails (mm)

1620

Wheelbase (mm)

2675

Luggage space (litres)

551-1248

Fuel tank capacity (litres)

50

47

Running gear

 

Tyres

225/60R

Steering

Electric power assisted

Suspension (front/rear)

McPherson strut / multi-link

Brakes (front/rear)

Vented disc / solid disc

 

Note: Full information will be available at the time of launch

 

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