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2017 (17) Ssangyong Korando2.2 ELX 4x4 Auto 5dr

Kilmarnock Ford
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£1600 deposit
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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

7" Touch screen navigationCruise control
Electric power steeringRear parking sensor
Rear view cameraTrip computer

Entertainment

6 speaker sound systemRadio/CD with iPod Interface + Bluetooth system

Exterior Features

Auto dimming rear view mirrorBody coloured bumpers
Door mirror puddle lightsElectric adjustable heated door mirrors
Electric folding mirrorsFront and rear electric windows
Front fog lightsHeadlamp levelling
Heated front windscreenLED daytime running lights
Piano black radiator grille with bright insertRear privacy glass
Rear spoilerRear wiper
Roof railsStainless steel front skid plate
Tinted glassTwin chrome exhaust tailpipes

Interior Features

60/40 split folding rear seatAutomatic climate control
Chrome interior door handlesDriver seat lumbar adjustment
Electric adjust driver's seatFront centre armrest
Heated front and rear seatsHeight adjustable rear head restraints
Isofix child seat preparationLeather gear knob
Leather steering wheelLeather upholstery
Luggage coverLuggage net
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
Thatcham category 1 alarm+immobiliser 

Technical

Diesel particulate filter 

Wheels

18" diamond cut alloy wheels
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

CO0.042CO2 (g/km)177
HC+NOx0.11Noise Level dB(A)88
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 Valves16TransmissionSEMI-AUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)32.8EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)49.6EC Urban (mpg)41.5

General

Badge Engine CC2.2Badge Power176
Coin SeriesELX4Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0726D
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 - BHP176Engine 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 Front225/55R R18Tyre Size Rear225/55R R18
Tyre Size SpareSPACE SAVERWheel Type18" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

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

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)57Gross Vehicle Weight2260
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1312Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)486
Max. Loading Weight463Max. Roof Load75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked2000Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked750
Minimum Kerbweight1797No. of Seats5
Turning 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

By Jonathan Crouch

Introduction

SsangYong's Korando is a strong choice if you're looking for a used 4x4 in the Crossover or small SUV class offering proper diesel towing power and decent off roading prowess for a very affordable price. If you like the idea of a Korando, it makes sense to stretch to one of the post-2015 models that featured the brand's uprated 2.2-litre Euro6 diesel engine, a unit that provided more power and lower running costs and which could be paired with a smooth 6-speed Aisin automatic gearbox. It makes this car well worth a look.

History

SsangYong's Korando offers an awful lot for the money and always has ever since the modern-era version first arrived here back in 2011 complete with slick Italian Giugiaro styling and a powerful purpose-designed 2.0-litre diesel engine. This was the first SsangYong design to swap a heavy duty ladder-framed chassis for more car-like monocoque underpinnings in pursuit of a sensible school run ride and more rewarding handling. All along with a high specification and pricing that made opposition models look needlessly expensive. In the years following the original launch, the Korean brand worked on almost every key aspect of this model's design, smartening the styling for the 2014 model year and updating the engine to 2.2-litre Euro6 status at the end of 2015 for the 2016 model year. It's early versions of that 2.2-litre model that we're going to look at here as a potential used car buy. The model we're going to look at here was superseded in the Spring of 2017 by a further facelift that took this design through to the end of its production life. What You Pay

What You Get

This modern era Korando wasn't only the first SsangYong to feature more car-like monocoque underpinnings. It was also the first one with styling you'd really be quite pleased to see on your driveway. For this, the South Koreans had 'Il Maestro', Giorgetto Giugiaro to thank, a man known as one of the great automotive stylists of his generation and responsible for designs as diverse and enduring and the DeLorean and the Fiat Panda. In the clean, sculpted look of the original version of this car, there was certainly evidence of the master's deft touch and this later model doesn't deviate too far from that, simply modernising the look with clear glass direction indicators flanking a smarter piano black radiator grille that features additional chrome detailing on the top ELX variant. SsangYong hoped it would be enough to create a sharper, more contemporary look. Get up close and personal and you'll notice the squat stance, beefy wheel arch bulges and sharply rising belt line carrying through to a smart tailgate that also features LED lighting. Lifting it reveals 486-litres, which is usefully more than you'd get in a Nissan Qashqai or Hyundai ix35 from this era. If you need more, then pushing forward the 60/40 split-folding rear bench reveals 1,312-litres. Take a seat at the wheel and you'll find yourself in a reasonably smart interior with sharp, angular styling quite reminiscent of the far pricier Hyundai Santa Fe, which is no bad thing. SsangYong also took note of the way its Korean competitor brands were better using aluminium-look trim and soft-touch plastics and the result, providing you can overlook the artificial wood trim, is a far more inviting cabin than that of the original model. You might not think you were in a much more expensive Sportage or a Qashqai but it's certainly a world away from the Bulgarian thrift store feeling you get sat in a Dacia Duster, the only other car in this segment able to approach this Korando's asking price. Storage is reasonably ample with a practically-sized central cubby and decently shaped side door pockets. With this post-2016 model, the major interior change centred around upgraded infotainment technology. Provided you avoid entry-level trim, that means a centre dash dominated by the SsangYong Entertainment System's informative 7-inch colour touchscreen via which you access the usual stereo and 'phone functions. There's a link to a rear view camera, plus you get audio streaming functionality from smart devices, along with a USB memory slot, an Aux-in port and an HDMI port. Go for the top ELX version and a Tom Tom sat nav is also built into the same set-up. Getting comfortable at the wheel isn't a problem thanks to a height-adjustable driver's seat and a reach and rake-adjustable steering wheel. Plus, thank goodness, there's a proper conventional handbrake, rather than one of those fiddly electric button ones. The build quality feels reasonable and though there are still a few more hard plastics than you'll find on many more city-orientated rivals, these do feel better suited to a tough and durable life. Whatever your feeling is on that, you certainly can't argue with the amount of rear seat space on offer. This is the only car in this class (premium brand models included) able to comfortably transport three fully-sized adults on the back seat for any distance - long journeys helped by the fact that the seat backs recline, while the seats themselves are even heated on top models. Rear legroom is quite plentiful, aided for the passenger in the middle of the rear seat by the fact that, unlike many of its rivals, this car has no bulky transmission tunnel.

What to Look For

Korando models from this era have proven reliable, the old problems SsangYong had with vacuum pipes long since being laid to rest. The 178PS turbodiesel engine is a tough unit, but keep an eye on oil levels once a month. Look for signs of neglect from off-road excursions such as battered exhaust back boxes, broken wheel arch liners and hedge scratches on the paintwork. The interiors are also fairly indestructible but the metallic plastic finishes can quickly lose their lustre. Few problems have been reported amongst owners. A few people we came across had had transmission issues and one owner had experienced the engine light staying on during use. Other owners had experienced a few issues in terms of hesitation and unevenness in acceleration which was solved by correcting a partly sticking EGR valve.

Replacement Parts

(approx based on a 2016 Korando SE 2.2TD) SsangYong parts aren't too expensive, given that it's a low volume importer. You'll need to set aside around £180 for a starter motor and £140 for an alternator, with tyres costing around £90 per corner. Front brake pads are a modest £30-£45 a set. An oil filter will be about £11, while a wiper bade is likely to retail in the £4 to £15 bracket.

On the Road

The important change with this revised post-2015-era Korando was the installation of its larger - but somehow more frugal - 2.2-litre Euro6 diesel engine. SsangYong has a history of borrowing other people's mechanicals when it comes to under-bonnet technology but this freshly-developed e-XDi220 unit was entirely the company's own work, developing a pokey 178PS - a big step up from the previous 149PS 2.0-litre unit. This, remember, in a segment where every other affordable SUV contender from this era offers less than 120PS. You really feel the advantages of this torquier engine in terms of pulling power - particularly when it comes to things like towing. This car has a massive 400Nm of torque, which means that it can tug as much as 2.0 tonnes. That'll sell this car to many potential buyers right off the bat, whatever its other attractions. These people will probably also want the Torque-On-Demand 4x4 system fitted to the all-wheel drive variants most original buyers chose. It's one of those set-ups that is constantly able to shunt torque around to the wheel that has most grip so that power is always used efficiently. The flagship ELX version got 4WD as standard and offered original buyers the option of a 6-speed automatic gearbox, this transmission offering smoother shifts than previous SsangYong autos could deliver. It's another sign of the mature all-round package the Korando can offer.

Overall

'Korea can do'. That's apparently what the word '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. The Korando is the most accessible model the company makes and feels even more class-competitive in this revised 2.2-litre guise. 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 from the 2016-2017 era in the Crossover and compact SUV sectors. It's better off road than many of them too. Running cost efficiency and interior quality aren't quite as good though. In summary, this SsangYong is a difficult option to ignore if you need an affordable used SUV of this kind. It can powerfully tow, will more comfortably transport five people than direct rivals can and offers up 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
80%
Handling
70%
Comfort
70%
Space
80%
Styling
80%
Build
70%
Value
80%
Equipment
80%
Economy
80%
Depreciation
60%
Insurance
80%

** 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£272.37
Deposit£1600
Term (months)48
Fixed interest rate4.6%
Cash price£15,998
Credit amount£14,398
Completion fee£1
Guaranteed future value£5000
Total amount payable£19,402.39
Annual mileage8000
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge8.0p per mile
Representative APR8.9%
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