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'Limitless' Korando launched

2011-10-04 10:43

'LIMITLESS WARRANTY': The new SsangYong Korando has had a much-needed design boost along with a new two-litre diesel engine.

Vehicle Specs
Manufacturer SsangYong
Model Korando
Engine 2.0-litre diesel
Power 130kW/4000rpm
Torque 360Nm at 2000rpm - 3000rpm
Transmission Six speed manual
Fuel Tank 57 litres
Fuel Consumption 6.4l/100km
SangYong's new Korando comes with a contemporary look courtesy of Giorgetto Giugiaro of Ital Design and UK customers can look forwards to a new "limitless" warranty.

Though not so in South Africa - which has to do with a mere three years or 100 000km.

The new model will be powered by a new two-litre diesel engine capable of 130kW/4000rpm and 360Nm from 2000-3000rpm. The  engine will be mated to either a six-speed manual or auto transmission.

NEW DESIGN

Available in either two or all-wheel drive, the Korando is an off-road capable 4x4 with the practicality of an Urban SUV. The new model is currently available in one trim level in south Africa - e-XDi 200. There are three in other markets. Fuel consumption is rated at a (claimed) 6.4 litres/100km.

SSangYong Korando

CROSSOVER: SsangYong hopes to carve itself a slice of the SUV market with its new Korando crossover.

The new Korando, Rexton and Rodius MPV's sold in the UK will have the Korean automaker's new five-year "limitless" distance warranty. According to SsangYong this warranty covers mechanical components on the vehicle, among them wheel bearings, suspension joints and bushes, steering joints, shock absorbers and even the audio system.

'LIMITLESS' WARRANTY

Wearing components such as clutch discs and brakes are covered for one year (20 000km), the battery and paintwork for three years.

Paul Williams, CEO of SsangYong UK, said: "This warranty is designed to be totally transparent and give our customers complete peace of mind. With SsangYong, ‘limitless’ means just that: not the 100 000 maximum mileage condition that some brands impose in their small print.”

SsangYong UK states that its warranty applies to the vehicle and not to the buyer so, provided the service record is maintained, it can be transferred no matter how many times the vehicle is sold within that five years.

Unfortunately South African buyers will have to the contend with the brand's current three-year or 100 000km warranty.

PRICE:  SsangYong Korando e-XDi 200

4x2 manual - R 294 99500
4x2 auto - R 304 995-00
AWD auto - R 324 995-00

Five year/105 000km service plan is offered across all models as well as a five year roadside assistance plan.

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