SsangYong is adding a new low priced 4x4 model to its recently introduced Korando crossover range - the Korando SX.
Styled by Italian car designer Giorgetto Giugiaro of Ital Design, this latest addition to the Korando line-up is covered by the standard 5 year unlimited mileage warranty available on all SsangYong cars and priced from just £18,795 on the road.
Korando SX is powered by a new low CO2 version of the Korando power unit. Developing 149ps@4,000rpm, this advanced 2.0 litre four cylinder turbo diesel engine produces 360Nm of torque with CO2 emissions reduced to 157g/km, while providing a full two tonne towing capability.
The SX features the Torque on Demand 4x4 system fitted to EX models, and like all Korandos is equipped with ESP with Hill Start Assist. Its specification is similar to the Korando S - which also now features this new engine - but in two wheel drive form brings reduced CO2 emissions of 147g/km.
It comes equipped with a number of luxury touches including roof rails, tinted glass and rear parking sensors, while inside there is a leather covered steering wheel and gear shift, cruise control and a Kenwood MP3 CD & RDS radio with iPod & Bluetooth, remote audio controls and six speakers.
“The new SX is in direct response to feedback from our customers who said they wanted a 4x4 crossover for less than £20,000,” said Paul Williams, ceo of SsangYong Motor UK. “The result is a car that is extremely well equipped, and at a great value price of £18,795 is 15% lower than its nearest direct competitor.
“SsangYong has an enviable reputation for building extremely competent off-road vehicles, and this new Korando draws on that pedigree - it’s an honest, reliable and highly capable vehicle, and will out perform many more expensive cars, whatever the weather.”