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Korando quintuples SA range

2012-04-25 12:48

The SsangYong Korando SUV, launched in South Africa in March, 2011 with only one model (two-litre turbodiesel 4x2) has now in essence been relaunched to include four more models in the range.

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With the new models, however, new brand owner Mahindra has also chosen to roll out a gentle facelift that includes a revised grille, new instrument cluster with extra features and a “deluxe” centre console for manual-transmission units.

Among other updates from ItalDesign’s Giorgetto Giugiaro are Bluetooth connectivity, auto headlights and windscreen wipers and hooks and seatback pockets for hanging and storing items in the cabin.

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The top-of-the-range model has 18” alloy rims, power wing mirrors and side and curtain air bags in addition to the standard driver and front passenger bags.

The updated Korando range comprises two 110kW petrol and three 129kW turbodiesel models. Apart from the range-topping diesel’s six-speed auto transmission and part-time all-wheel drive , the Korandos have two-wheel drive and six-speed manual transmissions.

When it comes to towing, the Korando has a braked rating of 2000kg for the diesel models and 1500kg for the petrol versions.

Korando prices include a three-year or 60 000km service plan (service intervals 15 000km) and a three-year or 100 000km warranty.

SsangYong Korando prices
Petrol standard 4X2  -  R249 995  -  Vehicle specifications
Petrol Highend 4X2  -  R269 995  -  Vehicle specifications
Diesel Highend 4X2 -  R289 995  -  Vehicle specifications
Diesel Standard 4X2 (a/t)  -  R299 995  - Vehicle specifications
Diesel Deluxe AWD (a/t)  -  R324 995  -  Vehicle specifications