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By Ketan Patel


Ssangyong Korando 2012

The revised SsangYong Korando with upgraded exterior and interior design, more convenience, new safety features and improved refinement will be unveiled at the Geneva Auto Show 2012. The new Korando crossover with new powertrain, advanced sub-frame construction and active AWD system has improved its off-road capabitlity.

  • Revised SsangYong Korando to be unveiled at the Geneva International Motor Show
  • Wider choice with new powertrains
  • Upgraded exterior and interior design, more convenience, new safety features and improved refinement
  • Outstanding off-road capability thanks to advanced sub-frame construction and active AWD system

At this year’s Geneva International Motor Show, SsangYong Motor Company will introduce its revised Korando crossover. With new powertrains, enhanced styling and improved quality, the enhanced Korando is ready to challenge the market leaders in its class.

Both convenience and safety specifications have been improved, while new petrol and diesel technology help reduce its CO2 emissions.

The newly added 2.0 litre 149ps eco diesel engine brings CO2 emissions down to 147g/km (2WD, manual) and 157g/km (AWD, manual), and is expected to go on sale in Europe from mid-year. The new 2.0 litre petrol engine produces CO2 emissions of 175g/km (2WD, manual) and 192g/km (AWD, manual).

Enhancing Korando’s strong yet svelte design, the chrome-coated mesh radiator grille and contemporary looking hybrid wiper blades add a stylish finish.

Inside, the trim has been upgraded to a carbon grain pattern in line with the car’s active look, and a high gloss finish has been applied to the switchgear to bring a more luxurious feel to the interior, while other specification enhancements include an improved LED illuminated instrument cluster.

SsangYong’s engineering team has applied new features to improve Korando’s NVH (Noise, Vibration and Harshness) qualities. Revised gearing along with a new engine casing helps reduce diesel engine noise, while an enhanced transmission control system improves the overall driving experience.

Like every all terrain SsangYong, Korando is designed to pull through where its competitors would be left stranded. Compact front and rear sub frames are built to tackle rough roads and steep inclines without body damage. In addition, the active all wheel drive (AWD) system and multi-function ESP provide reliable traction even on snowy, slippery road conditions.

Korando’s excellent rigidity and quality have already been recognised during its victory in the ScanCovery Trial 2012. Driving 7,000kms from the Arctic Circle to The Netherlands in January, the winning Korando beat some 60 SUV competitors after driving through the most arduous weather with temperatures as low as -40°C.

AVAILABLE EQUIPMENT

Mechanical

  • 175ps 2.0 litre e-XDi200 diesel engine with CDPF
  • 149ps 2.0 litre e-XDi200 diesel engine with CDPF
  • 149ps 2.0 litre e-XGi petrol engine
  • Active AWD
  • Six-speed manual transmission
  • Six-speed automatic transmission with manual mode
  • McPherson strut front suspension
  • Multi-link rear suspension
  • Electronic Stability Program (ESP) with Hydraulic Brake Assist (HBA), Hill Start Assist (HSA), Active Roll-over Protection (ARP) and Emergency Stop Signal (ESS)
  • Electric power steering (EPS)

Seats

  • Six-way power driver’s seat
  • Manual height adjustable driver’s seat
  • Lumbar support driver’s seat
  • 60:40 split folding second-row seats with folding centre armrest
  • Leather upholstery
  • Heated seats – front & rear

Climate Control

  • Fully automatic air conditioning with temperature sensor and outside temperature gauge
  • Manual air conditioning with maximum air conditioning function and outside temperature gauge
  • Rear heating duct to enhance climate control effectiveness
  • PTC (Positive Temperature Coefficient) heater

Appearance

  • Chrome coated radiator grille
  • Tinted glass all round
  • Solar controlled windscreen for UV and infrared ray reduction
  • Privacy glass (rear door windows and tailgate window)
  • Roof rails
  • Rear spoiler with high mounted LED stop lamp
  • Acoustic engine cover to reduce noise
  • 18” hyper silver coated alloy wheels with 225/55 tyres
  • 17” alloy wheels with 225/60 tyres
  • 16” alloy wheels with 215/65 tyres
  • Illuminated ignition key slot
  • Leather steering wheel trim
  • Carbon grain on instrument panel
  • Floor mats
  • Door mirror mounted puddle lights
  • Two-tone lower mouldings
  • Chrome plated dual tail pipe
  • Body coloured door handles
  • Deluxe console for manual gearbox
  • Hybrid wiper blades

Convenience

  • LED indicator repeaters on exterior mirrors
  • Battery saver to ensure power reserve
  • Electronic ECO cruise control
  • Electronically-tuned AM/FM stereo audio system with MP3 CDP
  • USB memory slot and Aux port
  • RDS and Bluetooth system
  • Roof mounted aerial
  • Headlamp levelling to maintain maximum illumination
  • Windscreen wiper de-icer
  • Super vision instrument cluster with LED illumination
  • Rain sensing wiper and automatic headlight activation
  • One-touch triple signal indicators
  • Heated tailgate window with timer
  • Slide and tilt safety power sunroof with sun blind
  • Power windows with safety (anti-trap) feature
  • Remote keyless entry system with panic alarm
  • Six speakers including two tweeters for high level sound
  • Steering wheel audio system controls
  • Dual spray type washer nozzle
  • Trip computer
  • 12V DC power outlets under the instrument panel and in the cargo bay
  • Outside door mirrors that can be electrically adjusted, folded and heated
  • Mobile ashtray
  • Digital clock
  • Dual gas filled tailgate struts
  • Handy centre storage console
  • Handy grip inside the tailgate for easy closing
  • Cup holders in the front and rear
  • Sun visors with illuminated vanity mirror
  • Luggage cover and net
  • Toolbox in the cargo bay
  • Electrically operated tailgate opening
  • Manual tilt and telescopic steering wheel
  • Tray on the upper instrument panel
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Luggage load hook

Safety

  • High integrated semi frame monocoque body structure
  • Door impact beams for maximum protection from side collisions
  • Dual front airbags with seatbelt load limiters and pre-tensioners
  • Curtain airbags for front and rear passengers
  • Side airbags for front passengers
  • Active head restraints for front passengers
  • Reversing warning system with 3-stage alarm
  • 4-channel anti-lock braking system
  • Front ventilated disc brakes
  • Rear disc brakes
  • Emergency Stop Signal (ESS)
  • Door courtesy lamps
  • Immobiliser system
  • Rear wiper and washer
  • Hand-operated parking brake
  • Childproof safety locks
  • Speed-sensing door locks
  • Remind alarm and speed-sensing features for front passenger’s seatbelt
  • Rear 3-point seatbelts
  • ISOFIX and tether anchorage for child seat
  • Electrochromic rear-view mirror

NB Final specification dependent on each market

TECHNICAL DATA

Diesel

Engine Low CO2 diesel 2.0L High power diesel 2.0L
Driven Wheel 2WD AWD 2WD AWD
Transmission 6MT 6MT 6AT 6MT 6AT
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
Rear mm 1,558
Overhang Front mm 920
Rear mm 840
Min. clearance mm 180
Min. turning radius m 5.4
Weight Gross vehicle weight Kg 2,180 2,260 2,180 2,260
Curb weight Kg 1,601~
1,656
1,682~
1,737
1,591~
1,645
1,611~
1,665
1,672~
1,727
1,692~
1,747

Gross trailer

weight

Braked Kg 2,000
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 cylinders - 4 in-line
Performance Max. power kW/rpm 109.6/4,000 129/4,000
ps/rpm 149/4,000 175/4,000
Max. torque Nm/rpm 360/1,500~2,800 360/2,000~3,000
Max. speed Km/h 179* 179* 179 186 179 186

Fuel

Consumption

CO2 (combined) g/km 147* 157* 157
(lev. 1)
159
(lev. 2)
194 169 199
Urban L/100km 7.2* 7.2* 7.5 7.7 9.4 7.9 9.6
Extra urban L/100km 4.5* 5.1* 5.1 5.2 6.1 5.5 6.3
Combined L/100km 5.5* 5.9* 6.0 6.1 7.3 6.4 7.5

* Target data

Petrol

Engine Petrol 2.0L
Driven Wheel 2WD AWD
Transmission 6MT
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
Rear mm 1,558
Overhang Front mm 920
Rear mm 840
Min. clearance mm 180
Min. turning radius m 5.4
Weight Gross vehicle weight Kg 2,100 2,170
Curb weight Kg 1,537~1,592 1,618~1,673

Gross trailer

weight

Braked Kg 1,500
Unbraked kg 750
Engine Fuel - Gasoline
Capacity cc 1,998
Bore x stroke mm 86 X 86
Compression ratio - 10.5 : 1
Number of cylinders - 4 in-line
Performance Max. power kW/rpm 109.6/6,000
ps/rpm 149/6,000
Max. torque Nm/rpm 197/4,000
Max. speed Km/h 163 163

Fuel

Consumption

CO2 (combined) g/km 175 192
Urban L/100km 9.70 10.57
Extra urban L/100km 6.22 6.86
Combined L/100km 7.51 8.24

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