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2016 SsangYong Korando gets an all new engine and three trims

Team OD  | Updated: October 06, 2015, 01:47 PM IST

The 2016 SsangYong Korando has been updated with an all-new engine designed for better power delivery along with less fuel consumption and CO2 emission. The new e-XDi 2.2-litre diesel engine produces 178PS of power and 400Nm of torque - 19.4 per cent more power and 11 per cent more torque than the current generation Euro S 2.0-litre diesel that powers the SUV crossover. With fuel economy claimed to be improved from 20kmpl to 22.6kmpl, the CO2 emissions have reduced from 147g/km to 139g/km.

Ssangyong Korando

The car comes in three trims, namely SE, EX and ELX. While the SE and EX trims come with either two-wheel or four-wheel drive, the ELX trim is offered only with four-wheel drive. The new Korando comes with a five-year unlimited mileage warranty.

The major change on the exterior is the clear glass indicators. The top-end ELX trim gets a piano black radiator grille with chrome detailing and 18-inch diamond cut alloys. The SE trim runs 16-inch alloys while the EX gets 17-inch alloys. The high mounted LED tail lamps continue to feature in the Korando EX.

On the inside, the new SsangYong Korando get an upgraded infotainment system as standard. The SE trim comes with an MP3 player with Bluetooth, iPhone /iPod connectivity, electric windows and six air bags. The EX trim gets a 7-inch touchscreen with integrated rear parking camera, audio streaming from smart devices, automatic air conditioning, heated front seats and rear spoiler. Manual transmission is standard across all three trims but the ELX can be optioned with an Aisin 6-speed automatic transmission. Other features in the top-end variant include TomTom navigation, USB memory slot, AUX and HDMI ports, heated rear seats (in addition to heated front seats), six-way power adjustable driver seat, leather upholstery and lots of chrome detailing on the inside too.

The Korando 2.2 SE (two wheel drive) is priced at £15,995 (Rs 15.90 lakh approx). Prices for the 2016 Korando go up to £22,495 (Rs 22.36 lakh approx) for the 2.2 ELX 4x4 automatic. SsangYong cars are manufactured in South Korea by SsangYong Motors, 73 per cent of which is owned by India's Mahindra & Mahindra.

"This is a significant evolution for the Korando," says Paul Williams, CEO of SsangYong Motor UK. "The power upgrade brings greater refinement, while the car continues to deliver unrivaled levels of equipment and value. No other car in its class has such a strong towing capability, nor such a comprehensive warranty for complete peace of mind."


New 2.2 litre diesel Euro 6 engine delivers major enhancements Power and economy up, CO2 emissions down New 6 speed Aisin automatic transmission 2 tonne towing capability Three models from just £15,995 - SE, EX, ELX 4x4 underlines SsangYong SUV heritage Same great value and class leading 5 year limitless mileage warranty The new SsangYong Korando SUV crossover receives a significant power boost for 2016, together with improved economy and reduced CO2 emissions. The improvements are the result of a major upgrade to the powertrain which now employs a new Euro 6, 2.2 litre diesel engine, and offers the choice of two-wheel drive, four-wheel drive and either a 6-speed manual or new Aisin 6-speed automatic transmission for smooth gear changing and an enhanced driving performance. "This is a significant evolution for the Korando," says Paul Williams, CEO of SsangYong Motor UK. "The power upgrade brings greater refinement, while the car continues to deliver unrivaled levels of equipment and value. No other car in its class has such a strong towing capability, nor such a comprehensive warranty for complete peace of mind." Diesel power The newly developed e-XDi220 diesel engine meets the demand for a more powerful performance and lower CO2 emissions at the same time. Maximum power is increased to 178ps and torque to 400Nm - up by 19.4% and 11% respectively over the previous Euro 5 diesel 2.0 litre engine. Maximum torque is delivered from a low of 1,400rpm and maintained through a wide range up to 2,800rpm for smooth, progressive driving from the start. Big strides have also been made with CO2 emissions which have been reduced to 139g/km, down from 147g/km on the previous two-wheel drive, manual transmission model, while fuel economy is considerably improved and now up to 53.3mpg (Combined cycle) for the 2-wheel drive manual compared with 47.1mpg on the model it replaces. Enhancements inside and out Designed by the Italian styling house, Giugiaro, the new 2016 Korando also offers a number of equipment enhancements. Externally, it now sports stylish clear glass direction indicators, a new piano black radiator grille with additional chrome detailing on the ELX, and new-look 16'' & 17'' alloy wheels, as well as 18'' diamond cut alloy wheels on the top of the range model. There are further improvements inside with an upgraded infotainment system on all models. The SE gets an RDS audio system with an MP3 player, Bluetooth, iPod / iPhone connectivity, while the EX features a 7" high-resolution touch screen with audio streaming from smart devices and a link to the rear view camera. The top of the range ELX also benefits from a TomTom navigation system, and all feature a USB memory slot, Aux port and HDMI port. The range Korando SE The Korando SE starts from just £15,995 (2-wheel drive) or £17,495 (4-wheel drive), and is powered by the new 2.2 litre Euro 6 diesel engine with manual transmission. Representing superb value, the Korando has always been extremely well equipped. The SE comes with smart cloth trim, electric windows, air conditioning, cruise control, 16" alloy wheels, an RDS/Bluetooth radio and six airbags. It also now includesroof rails, front fog lights and a rear parcel shelf as standard. Korando EX The EX is available in either 2-wheel drive (£17,495) or 4-wheel drive (£18,995) and adds features such as automatic air conditioning, heated front seats, a smart audio system with 7" touch screenlinked to the rear view camera, privacy glass, rear spoiler with high mounted LED brake light, rear parking sensors and 17" alloy wheels. Korando ELX With the option of manual (£20,995) or Aisin 6-speed automatic transmission (£22,495), the top of the range ELX comes with on demand four wheel drive as standard, leather upholstery, heated front and rear seats, 6-way power adjustable driver's seat, smart audio system with 7" touch screen with a Tom-Tom navigation system, additional chrome detailing inside and out, and new 18" diamond cut alloy wheels. Model range £ Korando 2.2 SE £15,995 Korando 2.2 SE 4x4 £17,495 Korando 2.2 EX £17,495 Korando 2.2 EX 4x4 £18,995 Korando 2.2 ELX 4x4 £20,995 Korando 2.2 ELX 4x4 automatic £22,495 5 year limitless mileage warranty All models in the SsangYong range are covered by a best-in-class 5 year limitless mileage warranty. Designed to be totally transparent and give customers complete peace of mind, 'limitless' means just that: not a maximum mileage condition that some brands impose in their small print. 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. Made in Korea SsangYong cars are manufactured in South Korea by SsangYong Motor, which is 73 per cent owned by the Indian engineering conglomerate Mahindra & Mahindra, and imported into the UK by SsangYong Motor UK. Established in 1954 it is Korea's oldest vehicle manufacturer and only 4x4 and SUV specialist producer. There are currently some 60 SsangYong dealers covering England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, with new locations being added to the network all the time. - ends - EQUIPMENT Mechanical 178ps 2.2-litre e-XDi220 diesel engine with catalysed diesel particulate filter Active All Wheel Drive (AWD) with lock mode 6-speed manual transmission with gear shift indicator 6-speed Aisin automatic transmission Macpherson strut front suspension Multi-link rear suspension Electric power steering Seats 6-way power adjustable driver's seat (ELX) Height adjustable driver's seat 60:40 split folding rear seats with folding central armrest Leather upholstery (ELX) Woven cloth upholstery Heated front seats (EX) Heated front & rear seats (ELX) Climate control Fully automatic air conditioning with temperature sensor and digital display (EX & ELX) Manual air conditioning Rear heating duct to enhance climate control effectiveness Appearance Piano black radiator grille, with chrome detailing on the ELX Tinted glass Privacy glass to rear side windows and rear screen (EX & ELX) Roof rails Rear spoiler with high mounted LED brake light (EX & ELX) Acoustic engine cover 18" alloy wheels with 225/55 tyres - diamond cut (ELX) 17" alloy wheels with 225/60 tyres (EX) 16" alloy wheels with 215/65 tyres 155/90R16 'get you home' spare tyre Illuminated ignition key slot Leather steering wheel trim and manual gear lever Matte woodgrain on instrument panel Puddle lamp to illuminate ground area Height adjustable projection headlights with clear glass indicators Front LED daytime running lights Combined rear lights and LED side lights Two-tone lower mouldings Chrome plated twin exhaust pipes Body coloured exterior door handles Centre console Chrome interior door handles & speaker grille (ELX) Stainless steel front & rear door kick plates Convenience LED side indicators on exterior mirrors Electronic ECO cruise control RDS audio system with MP3 player, Bluetooth, iPod / iPhone connection (SE) 7" high-resolution touch screen with audio streaming from smart phones etc and link to rear view camera (EX) 7" high-resolution touch screen audio & TomTom navigation system with link to rear view camera and audio streaming (ELX) USB memory slot, Aux port and HDMI port Roof mounted pole antenna Windscreen wiper de-icing One-touch/triple flash indicators Heated rear screen with timer Power windows – front & rear Folding key, with remote keyless entry and panic alarm Six speakers including 2 tweeters for high level sound Steering wheel audio system controls Steering wheel adjustable for rake & reach Dual spray windscreen washers Trip computer with outside temperature gauge 12V DC power outlets under the instrument panel (deluxe console) and in the load area Electrically adjustable, folding and heated side mirrors Portable ashtray Digital clock Dual gas filled tailgate struts Centre storage console Internal tailgate hand grip Cup holders, front and rear Sun visors with illuminated vanity mirror Storage area below the load floor and safety net Luggage load cover Toolbox Electronic tailgate opening release switch Safety High strength integrated semi frame and monocoque body structure Door impact beams for optimal side protection Driver and front seat passenger airbags and seatbelt load limiters and pre-tensioners Curtain airbags for front and rear passengers Side airbags for front passengers Passenger's airbag on/off switch Active headrests on front seats Rear parking sensors (EX & ELX) Electronic stability program (ESP) with emergency brake assist, hill start assist (HSA) and active roll-over protection (ARP) Emergency Stop Signal Ventilated front disc brakes Rear disc brakes Door courtesy lamps Immobiliser Intermittent rear wash/wiper Hand-operated parking brake Childproof safety rear door locks Automatic speed-sensing door locks Reminder alarm with speed-sensing for front passenger seatbelts Built-in 3-point rear centre seatbelt Iso-Fix and tether anchorage for child seat Electrochromatic rear view mirror (EX & ELX) Tyre pressure monitoring system TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION Engine Diesel 2.2L Driven wheels 2WD AWD Transmission 6MT 6MT 6AT Emission Euro 6 Dimensions Overall length mm 4,410 Overall width mm 1,830 Overall height mm 1,675 (1,710 with roof rack) Wheelbase mm 2,650 Tread Front mm 1,573 Tread Rear mm 1,558 Overhang Front mm 920 Overhang Rear mm 840 Min. clearance mm 180 Min. turning radius m 5.4 Weight Gross vehicle weight Kg 2,180 2,260 2,260 Kerb weight Kg 1,701 1,782 1,797 Gross trailer Weight Braked Kg 2,000 Gross trailer Weight Unbraked Kg 750 Engine Fuel Diesel Fuel tank litre 57 Capacity cc 2,157 Bore x stroke mm 86.2 x 92.4 Compression ratio 15.5 : 1 Number of cylinders 4 in-line Performance Max. power kW/rpm 130.9/4,000 ps/rpm 178/4,000 Max. torque Nm/rpm 400/1,400~2,800 kg.m/rpm 40.7/1,400~2,800 Max. speed Mph/Km/h 115/185 115/185 Fuel Consumption CO2 (combined) g/km 139 152 177 Urban Mpg/L/100km 43.5/6.5 39.2/7.2 32.8/8.6 Extra Urban Mpg/L/100km 61.4/4.6 56.5/5.8 49.6/5.7 Combined Mpg/L/100km 53.3/5.3 48.7/5.0 41.5/6.8


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