TOWING SPECIALIST SSANGYONG RELAUNCHES IN THE UK
- Three models, each offering four wheel drive, fantastic value and class leading towing ability
- All new Korando crossover heads SsangYong’s UK return alongside the hard working Rexton 4x4 and versatile Rodius MPV
- 5 year limitless mileage warranty across the range
SsangYong returns to the UK with a range of models designed specifically to meet the needs of the driver who regularly tows a caravan, horsebox, car, boat or work trailer.
New to the line up is the Korando crossover. 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 4x4/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, all in complete comfort.
And coming from SsangYong, the Korando has been designed as a towing vehicle from the start. 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.
What’s more, 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 dragging a caravan or horsebox.
Underpinned by such robust engineering, it’s no surprise to find that the Korando’s braked maximum trailer weight is a substantial 2,000kg, and with a peak tow ball weight of 80kg means the Korando is more than capable of hauling a large caravan or fully loaded trailer.
Towing aficionados will notice that the Korando can pull almost 100% of its own gross vehicle weight. This is partly thanks to the strength of the engine, but also down to the Korando’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, buyers can opt for S or ES trim in their front wheel drive Korando or top of the range EX specification in four wheel drive models. Even the entry level variant comes equipped with cruise control, ESP with Hill Start Assist and reverse parking sensors as standard, while the ES comes 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.
Korando pricing and specifications
Specification S ES ES EX EX
Transmission Manual Manual Auto Manual Auto
2WD 2WD 2WD 4WD 4WD
On the road price £16,995 £19,495 £20,945 £21,445 £22,995
For full details of the Korando equipment list click here: http://www.ssangyonggb.co.uk/Korando-Equipment and for technical specifications click here: http://www.ssangyonggb.co.uk/Korando-Technical
If a driver’s towing requirements extend to twin axle caravans and large trailers they will find their perfect match with the enhanced SsangYong Rexton. With an impressive 3.2 tonne towing capability, the rugged Rexton is a hard working 4x4 capable of tackling both tough tracks and motorway trips with a boat, horses or track day car in tow.
All Rexton models are four wheel drive and powered by an advanced 2.7 litre five cylinder turbo diesel engine. Delivering a power output of 163bhp, the SsangYong unit provides 340Nm of torque from only 1,800rpm. Placing true go anywhere ability at the centre of its rugged appeal, the Rexton retains a separate chassis construction allowing it to tackle the toughest terrain even when fully laden with a heavy trailer.
Confirming its status as a hardcore towing vehicle, Rexton’s 3.2 tonne braked towing limit and 128kg maximum tow ball weight makes this SsangYong a real towing champion.
The Rexton is available in a choice of S and EX trim. Even the entry level model comes equipped with ABS, EBD and ESP, as well as automatic climate control and seven seats. Move up to EX specification and you get leather upholstery, heated seats and a Mercedes-Benz five speed T Tronic automatic gearbox, all as standard.
A robust tow bar is available on all models at a competitive option price of £478.
Rexton pricing and specifications
Specification 270 S 270 S 270 EX
Transmission Manual Auto Auto
4WD 4WD 4WD
On the road price £19,995 £21,495 £23,995
For full details of the Rexton equipment list click here: http://www.ssangyonggb.co.uk/Rexton-Equipment and for technical specifications click here: http://www.ssangyonggb.co.uk/Rexton-Technical
The third member of SsangYong’s towing family is the Rodius MPV which, with its seven seats and generous load area, is the perfect complement to caravan towing.
Opt for the Rodius EX with its standard four wheel drive transmission and the maximum remote braked towing capacity is a substantial 2,850kg. Even lower cost front wheel drive Rodius models are capable of pulling a remote braked trailer of up to 2,500kg and the maximum tow ball weight is 140kg regardless of drivetrain choice.
And if these figures aren’t enough to get the attention of the towing community, Rodius prices certainly will. An entry price of £14,995 for front wheel drive variants and £20,995 for the flagship 4x4 version underline the SsangYong’s value.
Buyers also enjoy all the equipment they would expect from a full sized people carrier. Electric front and rear windows, fully automatic climate control and a Kenwood audio and Bluetooth system are standard across all variants including the entry level S grade, as are vital safety aids including ABS, EBD and ESP.
Rodius pricing and specifications
Specification 270 S 270 ES 270 EX
Transmission Manual Manual Auto Auto
2WD 2WD 2WD 4WD
On the road price £14,995 £16,995 £18,495 £20,995
For full details of the Rodius equipment list click here: http://www.ssangyonggb.co.uk/Rodius-Equipment and for technical specifications click here: http://www.ssangyonggb.co.uk/Rodius-Technical
The SsangYong range is backed by an industry leading 5 year limitless mileage warranty. Designed to be totally transparent and give customers complete peace of mind, it covers all major mechanical components including wheel bearings, suspension joints and bushes, steering joints, shock absorbers and even the audio system.
Range towing specification
Spec Korando Rodius Rexton
Max Towing Capacity (Braked Trailer) (Kg) 2000 2500 (2WD)
Max Tongue (Ball) Weight (Kg) 80 140 128
Kerb Weight (Kg) 1666 (2WD M/T)
1686 (2WD A/T)
1747 (4WD M/T)
1767 (4WD A/T)
2106 (2WD M/T)
2134 (2WD A/T)
2244 (4WD A/T)
85% of Kerb Weight (Kg) 1416 (2WD M/T)
1433 (2WD A/T)
1485 (4WD M/T)
1502 (4WD A/T)
1713 (2WD M/T)
1813 (2WD A/T)
1907 (4WD A/T)
Gross Vehicle Weight (Kg) 2180 (2WD)
Max Towing Capacity (Unbraked Trailer) (Kg) 750 750 750
Gross Train Weight (Kg) 4180 (2WD)
Engine Capacity (cc) 1998 2696 2696
Max Power (Ps) 175 165 165
Max Power at: (rpm) 4000 4000 4000
Max Torque (Nm) 360 340 340
Max Torque at: (rpm) 2000 - 3000 1800 - 3250 1800 - 3250
Visit the SsangYong online towing centre: http://www.ssangyonggb.co.uk/Towing-centre-caravans
SsangYong Motor UK
Following a 70 per cent acquisition of SsangYong by Indian engineering conglomerate Mahindra & Mahindra, the Korean car maker’s future in the UK is assured thanks to new investment in the importing company.
Led by Paul Williams, SsangYong Motor UK has been created from the purchase of shares in the previous importer, Koelliker UK, from the Italian based Gruppo Koelliker by the European automotive distribution company, Bassadone Automotive Group.
The present network of 52 dealers is to be expanded to 65, selling a range of the following SsangYong models:
- Korando - contemporary crossover model, from £16,995
- Rexton - rugged 4x4 with ground breaking towing and off road abilities, from £19,995
- Rodius - spacious seven seat MPV available in front or all wheel drive form, from £14,995
- Rexton CV - commercial version of Rexton 4x4, from £16,399 (excluding VAT and on the road charges)
The relaunched SsangYong model range is now on sale in the UK and further information is available from: www.ssangyonggb.co.uk
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