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2018 (67) Ssangyong Korando2.2 SE 5dr

Livingston Vauxhall
Only £14,998
£1500 deposit
£244.25 per month

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Cruise controlElectric power steering
Trip computer 

Entertainment

6 speaker sound systemRadio/CD with iPod Interface + Bluetooth system
USB and auxiliary socket 

Exterior Features

Body coloured bumpersDoor mirror puddle lights
Electric adjustable heated door mirrorsFront and rear electric windows
Front fog lightsHeadlamp levelling
Heated front windscreenLED daytime running lights
Piano black radiator grille with bright insertRear wiper
Roof railsTinted glass
Twin chrome exhaust tailpipes 

Interior Features

60/40 split folding rear seatCloth deluxe upholstery
Driver seat height adjustDriver seat lumbar adjustment
Floor matsFront centre armrest
Height adjustable rear head restraintsIsofix child seat preparation
Leather gear knobLeather steering wheel
Luggage compartment undertrayLuggage cover
Luggage netManual air conditioning
Rake/reach adjustable steering wheelRear heater duct
Steering wheel audio controls 

Safety

3x3 point rear seatbeltsABS/EBD
Active front headrestsDual front airbags
ESP with ARPFront passenger airbag deactivation
Front seatbelt pretensionersFront side airbags
Hill start assistSide curtain airbags
Traction controlTyre pressure monitoring system

Security

Remote central lockingRemote keyless entry
Speed sensing door locksThatcham category 1 alarm+immobiliser

Technical

Diesel particulate filter 

Trim

Carbon interior trim 

Wheels

16" alloy wheelsSpace saver spare wheel
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions

CO0.07CO2 (g/km)139
HC+NOx0.13Noise Level dB(A)80
NOx0.06Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC2157Compression Ratio15.5:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)86.2Cylinders - Stroke (mm)92.4
Engine Code672 950Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel DeliveryCOMMON RAILGears6 SPEED
Number of Valves16TransmissionMANUAL

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)53.3EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)61.4EC Urban (mpg)43.5

General

Badge Engine CC2.2Badge Power178
Coin SeriesSEInsurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0726A
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years6Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3
Service Interval Frequency - Months12Service Interval Mileage12500
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage999999Standard manufacturers warranty - Years5
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

Engine Power - BHP178Engine Power - KW131
Engine Power - PSTrueEngine Power - RPM4000
Engine Torque - LBS.FT295Engine Torque - MKG40.8
Engine Torque - NM400Engine Torque - RPM2800
Top Speed115 

Tyres

Alloys?TrueSpace Saver?True
Tyre Size Front215/65 R16Tyre Size Rear215/65 R16
Tyre Size SpareSPACE SAVERWheel Type16" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height (including roof rails)1710Length4410
Wheelbase2650Width1830
Width (including mirrors)2090 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)57Gross Vehicle Weight2210
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1312Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)486
Max. Roof Load75Max. Towing Weight - Braked2000
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked750Minimum Kerbweight1743
No. of Seats5Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb10.8
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

SsangYong Korando

SsangYong's Korando compact SUV gets a smarter look but it's still as tough and practical as ever. Jonathan Crouch reports.

Ten Second Review

The SsangYong Korando has always been an affordable option for those looking for a compact SUV or Crossover, but it's always lagged a little behind obvious rivals in terms of technology. In recent times though, the Korean brand has been making up ground and this latest model features the option of features like front and rear safety cameras and a centre-dash infotainment display with a smartphone mirroring function. To draw the attention of buyers to these embellishments, there's now a smarter front end look too. Plus the 2.2-litre diesel engine beneath the bonnet is as capable as ever.

Background

SsangYong has been making models badged 'Korando' since 1954, but despite that, we're looking here at a car with a badge and a design that still has little recognition across the market segment in which it must compete - that for Qashqai-like Crossover models and the soft-roading lifestyle-orientated small SUVs that are just like them. We're talking about the budget end of this sector of course - cars like Kia's Sportage and Hyundai's Tucson rather than Toyota RAV4s or Honda CRVs. And five seat-only models, since that's what this is. It's a part of the market you'd think even an unknown manufacturer might enjoy some success if it was able to offer a good looking car with more power, greater interior space and higher equipment levels than its rivals at a more affordable price. The Korando offered all that at its original introduction in 2011 and the proposition was further improved with the launch of a facelifted version in 2014, further enhanced a year later with the addition of a cleaner, much quieter Euro6 2.2-litre unit. Now SsangYong has tinkered with this car once again, introducing extra tech and an even smarter look. Will it be enough to launch this car into greater class contention? Let's find out.

Driving Experience

If you haven't tried a Korando in the past few years but quite like the look of one, it might be time to give this Koprean contender another chance, for since the introduction of the current e-XDi220 2.2-litre diesel engine, it's become much more class competitive, both in terms of power and efficiency. There's a 178PS output and a lusty 400Nm torque figure that makes this car an accomplished tower. On the move, maximum pulling power is delivered from as low as 1,400rpm and maintained through a wide range up to 2,800rpm for smooth, progressive driving. At the top of the range, this unit can come mated to a freshly developed 6-speed Aisin automatic gearbox. There's the option of two-wheel drive on the mainstream 'SE' and 'EX' trim levels but customers wanting to exercise this model's impressive 2-tonne towing capability will want a variant featuring SsangYong's on-demand four-wheel-drive system. There's a manually operated differential lock if you find yourself in a really sticky situation, allowing a higher percentage of torque to be sent to the rear wheels at low speeds. Ground clearance isn't too bad and front and rear overhangs are both tight, lending this Korando more than a modicum of off-road ability. On road, it's a fairly tidy handler, with acceptable body control and strong brakes. The steering takes a bit of getting used to, with a rather light feel about the straight ahead before weighting up sharply off centre. The ride quality is fine on the 17-inch wheels although it will become a bit more brittle on the 18-inch alloys.

Design and Build

Visual changes to this improved Korando model include revised daytime running lights using 11 high-luminescent LED lamps with separate lenses to improve visibility, plus smarter 18" diamond-cut wheels. Otherwise, things are much as before. The Korando doesn't stand out in a crowd of compact SUVs and perhaps that's a good thing. Cover the badge on the front, and most people would probably think it was the latest Suzuki Vitara or Toyota RAV4. Given the fact that the Korando undercuts these cars quite markedly, perhaps that's no bad thing. Inside, there's a redesigned seering wheel and an infotainment system that features a 7-inch hi-res colour touchscreen on most models with audio streaming from smart devices, plus on top models, there's a link to front and rear parking cameras. The dashboard features soft-touch materials and natural matt wood grain inserts. Plus there are large cupholders and space to store mobile phones and sunglasses. As before, there are still a few scratchy plastics here and there but it all looks agreeably modern and it's hard to fault the basic ergonomics, something that all too often gets forgotten in the chase for ever flashier control systems. There's still loads of space on board too, with plenty of rear legroom and fold flat rear seats. The 486-litre luggage bay offers a respectable capacity for a car of this size and extends to 1,312-litres when the rear bench is folded.

Market and Model

It's hard to take exception with the Korando's opening price - just £17,000. Yes, that does only buy you a front-wheel drive version, with all-wheel drive models setting you back from around £18,500, but we need a little perspective here. After all, a front-wheel drive entry-level Hyundai Tucson retails at nearly £19,500, the equivalent Toyota RAV4 is around £24,500 and even the cheapest diesel Skoda Yeti is around £19,000. Suddenly the Korando starts to make a serious case of itself - on the balance sheet at the very least. It gets hill start control as standard (the brakes hold the car momentarily as you move off, without the need for the handbrake), though there is no hill-descent control function. This is a little odd for a car that proclaims its off-road ability, SsangYong quoting approach, departure and breakover angles to underscore its all-terrain versatility. The centre console houses a Bluetooth-compatible audio system with USB and AUX-in sockets, while if you ascend the range, you get features such as heated leather seats, bigger alloys, privacy glass and an electric sunroof on the plush 'ELX' 4x4 versions that come either with or without auto transmission priced at £22,000 and £23,500 respectively.

Cost of Ownership

The introduction of the Euro6 2.2-litre diesel allowed SsangYong to make big strides with CO2 emissions, which are rated at 139g/km. Fuel economy is pitched at 53.3mpg (on the combined cycle) for the 2-wheel drive manual. As ever with SsangYong, a big buying incentive will be the best-in-class 5 year limitless mileage warranty. All the major mechanical components are covered, including wheel bearings, suspension joints and bushes, steering joints, shock absorbers and even the audio system. Wearable components such as clutch discs and brake friction materials which could have their life reduced by poor driving are covered for one year or 12,000 miles, and the battery and paintwork for three years

Summary

'Korea can do'. That's apparently what 'Korando' means - and it seems appropriate. After all, it's hard to think of a car maker that has come so far, so quickly as SsangYong. This Korando is the most accessible proper SUV model the company makes and feels even more class-competitive in this revised guise. Yes, as the brand itself would admit, this remains a work in progress. But already, the signs with this car are that this Korean marque is learning quickly just what European customers really want. Already, when it comes to things like pulling power, rear passenger space and sheer value for money, this Korando can take on and in many cases beat the best of its rivals in the Crossover and soft-roading compact SUV sectors. It's better off road than many of them too. If in future, it could be a little sharper to drive with a little more interior quality thrown in, then established rivals really would have something to fear. Even as it stands though, this SsangYong is a difficult option to ignore if you need a car of this kind to tow, to regularly transport five and to offer plenty of kit on a tight budget. You'll just have to get used to explaining to people what it is. And who knows, you might even end up suggesting that they try one..

Performance
70%
Handling
70%
Comfort
60%
Space
70%
Styling
70%
Build
70%
Value
70%
Equipment
60%
Economy
80%
Depreciation
60%
Insurance
70%

* This vehicle is affected by the new 2017 road tax rules. Find out more

** MPG figures are obtained in laboratory testing and intended for comparisons between vehicles. Please be aware they're not intended to represent real world efficiency.

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Personal contract purchase

Monthly payment£244.25
Deposit£1500
Term (months)48
Fixed interest rate4.6%
Cash price£14,998
Credit amount£13,498
Completion fee£1
Guaranteed future value£5309
Total amount payable£18,289.75
Annual mileage8000
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge3.23p per mile
Representative APR8.9%
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