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Ssangyong Actyon Sports 2012

SsangYong, the South Korean car manufacturer, has unveiled the Actyon Sports at the Geneva Auto Show 2012. The SsangYong Actyon Sports is a production ready pick-up truck, which reflects the growing demand from drivers with an interest in outdoor activities and extreme sports. The new Actyon Sports reflects the growing demand from drivers with an interest in outdoor activities and extreme sports. With a fresh interior and exterior design, and equipped with its new e-XDi diesel engine, Actyon Sports has been reborn with better fuel efficiency, a more powerful performance and convenience features to meet the needs of a wide variety of customers.


  • Powerful, economical and versatile, SsangYong’s production ready pick-up revealed at Geneva Motor Show

  • Dramatic performance and efficiency from the 155ps e-XDi active diesel engine

  • Spacious and comfortable interior complete with reclining second row seats

SsangYong Motor Company will officially launch the new Actyon Sports production ready pick-up at this year’s Geneva Motor Show.

The new Actyon Sports reflects the growing demand from drivers with an interest in outdoor activities and extreme sports. With a fresh interior and exterior design, and equipped with its new e-XDi diesel engine, Actyon Sports has been reborn with better fuel efficiency, a more powerful performance and convenience features to meet the needs of a wide variety of customers.

Designed to be the perfect vehicle for everything from weekend leisure activities to city commuter driving, the car’s sharp, contemporary design and spacious cabin reflects the unique strength and dynamics of SsangYong Motor. After two years development and an investment of over 60million Euros, the new Actyon Sports is a third generation model, inheriting the brand values of the first generation Musso Sports and second generation Actyon Sports.

Delivering the perfect blend of performance and economy, Actyon Sports is powered by the latest e-XDi active diesel engine. Peak torque is delivered from only 1,500rpm, providing optimum performance on all roads and terrains including slopes, steep curves and rough surfaces. As a result, even though the car retains its frame chassis construction, fuel economy of 7.4 L/100km represents a 7.5 per cent improvement in fuel efficiency compared to the previous model.

With more frugal economy also comes increased performance. The e-XDi active engine provides maximum power of 155ps and peak torque of 360Nm, which is a 16 per cent improvement over its predecessor. Maximum torque is consistent between 1,500rpm and 2,800rpm, providing ample performance in what is typically the most commonly used part of the rev range. Ample low end torque of 190Nm allows the Actyon Sports to tackle tough off-road terrain and maintain SsangYong’s legendary reputation for off-road capability.

The new car has been styled to reflect SsangYong’s modern and efficient engineering. From the front, it is dynamic yet sophisticated, complemented by a mesh radiator grille and trapezoidal bumper, and stylish black headlight bezels provide a luxurious touch. In profile, the sharp belt line runs to the rear bumper emphasising the sleek, sporty appearance, and from the rear the wide glass area not only gives excellent rearward visibility but also complements the transparent rear lamps, providing the car’s signature look.

As with every SsangYong, practicality is at the core of the new pick-up’s appeal. A large, flat rear deck provides a 2.04m2 load area, accessed via a tailgate which takes only half the effort to open (11kgf) compared to that of its predecessor (21kgf).

Inside the cabin there’s a smart and sophisticated environment, created by using black and metallic finishes along with an LED illuminated instrument cluster. Quality leather can be specified to trim the comfortable seats, while passengers in the rear can recline their seats by up to 29 degrees.

Occupants can also enjoy many convenience features including heated seats, Bluetooth connectivity, Eco-cruise control, a sliding sunroof and more. There are also ample spaces for storing both oddments and essential items.

Safety is maximised with the Actyon Sports’ super strong tri-structure frame. Manufactured using SsangYong’s cutting edge frame technology, this strength will help protect occupants in the event of a collision. Furthermore, accident avoidance is also enhanced by ESP and the option of an advanced 4WD system to provide the ultimate road grip.

Note to editors:

Actyon Sports will be known as Korando Sports in certain markets including Korea, the United Kingdom, Turkey and Algeria.

UK specification and launch date still to be confirmed.



  • 155ps 2.0-litre active diesel engine with CDPF

  • Part-time 4WD

  • 6 speed manual transmission

  • 6 speed automatic transmission

  • Double wishbone front suspension

  • 5 link rear suspension

  • Hydraulic power steering


  • Woven cloth upholstery

  • Leather upholstery

  • Heated front seats

  • 2nd row seats with folding centre armrest

  • Front tilt headrest

  • Height adjustable driver’s seat

  • 8-way power driver’s seat

  • 4-way power passenger’s seat

Climate Control

  • Manual air conditioning

  • Fully automatic air conditioning with temperature sensor and outside temperature gauge

  • Rear heating duct

  • PTC heater


  • 16” steel wheels with 225/75 tyres

  • 16” alloy wheels with 225/75 tyres

  • 18” alloy wheels with 255/60 tyres (No flange)

  • Full size spare tyre

  • Chrome and black radiator grille

  • Black bezel headlight surround

  • Tinted glass all round

  • Body colour exterior door handles

  • Power sunroof

  • Waist line moulding with stainless steel insert

  • Roof mounted aerial

  • LED side repeaters


  • Electronic ECO-cruise control system

  • Leather gear knob

  • Leather covered steering wheel

  • Floor mats

  • Dual Remote Keyless System (REKES)

  • 2DIN audio system with MP3 and CD players (with RDS for EU region)

  • USB & aux. port

  • 4 speakers

  • Bluetooth hands-free

  • Audio remote control switch on steering wheel

  • Automatic headlights and rain sensing wipers

  • Compartment under rear seat

  • Electric folding exterior mirrors

  • Heated and adjustable exterior mirrors

  • Battery saver

  • Illumination colour - orange

  • Heated windscreen

  • Headlamp levelling device

  • Trip computer

  • Load deck liner

  • Shopping bag hook

  • Heated rear screen with timer

  • Spray washer nozzles

  • Illuminated portable ashtray

  • Overhead console

  • Digital clock

  • Handy centre storage console

  • Front cup holder


  • Ultra-rigid frame for greater strength, less vibration and noise

  • Door impact beams for optimal protection from side collisions

  • Airbags for driver and front passenger

  • Seatbelt load limiters and pre-tensioners

  • 4-channel anti-lock braking system

  • Electronic Stability Program (ESP) with Active Roll-over Protection (ARP) and Hill Start Assist (HSA)

  • Disc brakes on all 4 wheels

  • Front ventilated disc brakes

  • Reversing warning system with 3-stage alarm

  • Door courtesy lamps

  • Front and rear fog lamps

  • Electrochromic rear view mirror

  • Immobiliser system

  • Childproof safety locks

  • Speed sensitive door locks

  • Collapsible steering column

  • ISOFIX and tether anchorage for baby car seat

  • Seatbelt reminder for driver

  • Daytime running lamps

  • Safety power window on driver's side

  • Visual VIN plate


Engine FR 2.0 Active Diesel Engine
Driven Wheels 2WD Part Time 4WD
Transmission 6MT 6AT 6MT 6AT
Dimensions Overall length mm 4,990
Overall width mm 1,910
Overall height mm 1,790
Wheelbase mm 3,060
Tread Front mm 1,570
Rear mm 1,570
Overhang Front mm 860
Rear mm 1,070
Approach angle degree 25.0
Departure angle degree 25.0
Ramp angle degree 20.0
Min. clearance Front mm 188
Rear mm 212
Min. turning radius m 6.2
Weight Gross vehicle weight Kg 2,640 2,740
Curb weight Kg 1,873~1,913 1,895~1,935 1,982~2,022 1,995~2,035
Maximum cargo loading Kg 352~392 330~370 343~383 330~370

Gross trailer


Braked Kg 2,300
Unbraked Kg 750
Engine Fuel - Diesel
Capacity cc 1,998
Bore x stroke mm 86.2 X 85.6
Compression ratio - 16.5 : 1
Number of cylinder - In-line 4
Performance Max. power kW/rpm 114 / 4,000
ps/rpm 155 / 4,000
Max. torque Nm/rpm 360 / 1,500 ~ 2,800
kg.m/rpm 36.7 / 1,500 ~ 2,800
Low end torque Nm/rpm 190 / 1,000
Max. speed Km/h 163
Hill start ability degree 26.5 32.9 22.6 30.9



CO2 (combined) g/km 196 204 199 212
Combined L/100km 7.4 7.7 7.5 8.0
Urban L/100km 9.5 9.8 9.6 10.2
Extra urban L/100km 6.2 6.6 6.4 6.8

Ssangyong Actyon Sports 2012


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