TOW CAR SPECIALIST SSANGYONG STAKES ITS PITCH AT THE MOTORHOME, CAMPING & CARAVAN SHOW
14-19 February 2012, ExCeL London, Hall: N, Stand: N295
Hot on the heels of announcing its sponsorship of The Caravan Club’s premier event of the year, The National, SsangYong has confirmed its intention to exhibit at the Motorhome, Camping & Caravan Show with two of its tow cars, a Korando and Rexton.
“The launch of this new show in London gives us a great opportunity to showcase our range of highly capable tow cars – the new Korando crossover, Rexton 4×4 and Rodius MPV – to those thousands of caravanners living in the capital and across the South and South East of the country,” said Steve Gray, marketing and communications director of SsangYong Motor UK.
“SsangYong has a long and growing association with the caravanning community, and we are keen to talk about the real value for money proposition our cars offer those who tow a caravan, horsebox, boat, car or work trailer,” he added.
The SsangYong range – three models, each offering four wheel drive, fantastic value and class leading towing ability
With a 2 tonne towing capacity and priced from just £16,995, the all new Korando crossover heads SsangYong’s tow car line up alongside the hard working Rexton 4×4 and versatile Rodius MPV
5 year limitless mileage warranty across the range
The SsangYong range of models is designed specifically to meet the needs of the driver who regularly tows a caravan, horsebox or trailer.
Constructed using SsangYong’s first monocoque platform to offer the perfect blend of competent off road handling with on road refinement, the superbly equipped Korando is available from as little as £16,995. With the practicality of a 4×4/SUV and the accessibility of a family hatchback, the contemporary looking Korando has the capability to go from a muddy campsite to the motorway or an icy country lane to the urban school run in complete comfort.
The Korando has been designed as a towing vehicle. All models are powered by an advanced 173bhp 2.0 litre four cylinder turbo diesel engine producing 360Nm of torque with CO2 emissions from only 157g/km ensuring smooth and strong acceleration no matter what you’re towing.
And unlike many of its rivals, the four wheel drive Korando EX also comes with an all wheel drive lock function for when low speed grip and control is needed, such as when driving up a slippery track or off a sodden field towing a caravan or horsebox.
Underpinned by robust engineering, the Korando’s braked maximum trailer weight is a substantial 2,000kg, and with a peak tow ball weight of 80kg the Korando is more than capable of hauling a large caravan or fully loaded trailer.
The Korando can pull almost 100% of its own gross vehicle weight. This is partly thanks to the strength of the engine, but also the car’s inherent stability and grip leading to solid, dependable pulling power no matter what the conditions.
Along with a choice of six speed manual or six speed automatic transmission, there’s the option of S or ES trim in the front wheel drive Korando, or EX specification for the top of the range four wheel drive model. All models come equipped with cruise control, ESP with Hill Start Assist and reverse parking sensors as standard, while the ES and EX come with a sunroof, climate control, leather upholstery and heated front and rear seats.
All models are available with a detachable Witter tow bar and electrics at an optional cost of £602.