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2012-04-25 15:16
SsangYong’s Actyon Sports double-cab bakkie has gone under the knife for 2012 and emerged sporting a fresher look, overhauled cabin and new equipment.

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The facelift coincides with the brand’s relaunch in South Africa under the wing of Indian auto giant Mahindra. The change is substantial and includes new grille, headlights, front bumper, wings and bonnet, as well as a redesign of the loadbox's side panels and tailgate. New alloy rims have been including in the equation.

The cabin has been refreshed with a new instrument cluster and a centre console with a bright metal finish.


New convenience items include an MP3 and Bluetooth-compatible audio system; the deluxe model incorporates cruise control and a trip data computer.

The standard model has manual air con, 16” alloy rims, keyless entry, power windows and an alarm/immobiliser.

Deluxe models add auto airco, 18” alloys, a rear fog light, parking radar and electronic stability control.

There are three models in the Actyon Sports range powered by either a 110kW, 2.3-litre petrol engine or a 114kW two-litre turbodiesel, the latter hooked to a six-speed manual transmission. The petrol units have a five-speed manual gearbox.

The Actyon Sport is legal with a trailer up to 2300kg (diesel) or 1800kg (petrol).

Actyon Sports purchases are backed by a three-year or 100 000km warranty and three-year or 60 000km service plan. Service intervals 15 000 km.

SsangYong Actyon Sports prices
Petrol standard 4X4 (manual)  -  R269 995  -  Vehicle specifications
Diesel standard 4X2 (manual)  -  R279 995  -  Vehicle specifications
Diesel Deluxe 4X4 (manual)  -  R319 995  -  Vehicle specifications


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