The Korean SsanYong went bankrupt in 2009 and disappeared from the market. The brand is now on the verge of a comeback with the compact Korando. We have the first prizes for you.
SsangYong Korando brings a competitor in the market for cards like the Hyundai ix35, Kia Sportage and Toyota RAV4. It is purposely designed for the European market. The contours were designed by Giugiaro and the engine is of Austrian origin. As of now, the Korando is only available with a 175 hp two liter four cylinder diesel engine, coupled with a manual speed gearbox.
The Crystal package is the basic version. Other versions are the Quartz en Sapphire. A four-wheel drive option is also available. A lighter version of the diesel (149 hp) will be available later this year, along a 149 hp two-liter gasoline engine with an automatic transmission.