Date: January 2012

  • Hares of Rustington joins the SsangYong network
  • New Korando crossover now on sale with 5 year limitless mileage warranty in Rustington

The new SsangYong Korando crossover is now available in Rustington and the surrounding area, thanks to the appointment of Hares of Rustington.

 SsangYong Korando crossover

The dealership will operate the SsangYong franchise from its premises in Station Road, Rustington.

Welcoming the company to the network, Paul Williams, CEO of SsangYong Motor UK said: “We and our dealers are focused on giving customers great service, so whether buying a new or used SsangYong, choosing accessories or helping to maintain their car in the years ahead, we are confident customers will appreciate the car, their dealer and the brand.”

Commented Alastair Roberts, general manager of Hares of Rustington, “We are delighted to have been appointed to represent SsangYong, and greatly look forward to playing our part in its success. The Korando is a great car, and with a very competitive price and 5 year limitless warranty we believe it will do extremely well in our area, and have every confidence in its success.”

SsangYong UK model line-up 

Korando – Designed for Europe in Europe by Giorgetto Giugiaro of Ital Design, the new SsangYong Korando offers a highly contemporary look.

Powered by a Euro 5 2.0 litre diesel engine delivering excellent fuel economy and impressive 157g/km CO2 emissions, this brand new 175PS diesel engine makes Korando one of the most powerful in its class. With the choice of two wheel drive or four wheel drive and a full two tonne towing capacity, Korando offers the practicality of a 4×4/SUV, the accessibility of a family hatchback, and the capability to go from muddy campsite to urban school run.

L-R: SsangYong Korando, Rodius and Rexton

SsangYong’s hallmark competitive pricing and comprehensive specification pitches the all new Korando against competitors from brands such as Hyundai, Kia, Mitsubishi and Nissan.

There are five models available, with the option of 6 speed manual, 6 speed automatic and a choice of trim levels – S, ES and EX.

With its comprehensive warranty and low running costs, the Korando also sets a new benchmark of affordability in the rapidly growing compact crossover segment.

Prices start from £16,995.

For full details of the Korando equipment list click here: and for technical specifications click here:

Rexton – The seven seat Rexton off roader is available as the 270 S with manual or automatic transmission, and 270 EX with automatic transmission as standard. On the road prices start from £19,995.

A commercial variant, the Rexton CS is also available with two seats, a 2.2 cubic metre load area and either manual of automatic transmission. Prices start from £16,399 (excluding VAT and on the road charges).

Rodius – The seven seat Rodius MPV is available as the 270 S manual, the 270 ES with a choice of either manual or automatic transmission, and the top specification 270 EX with all wheel drive and automatic transmission. All models have seven seats as standard and a generous luggage area, and on the road prices start from just £14,995.

Further new models will be announced in 2012.