2011 SsangYong Korando


Korean automaker SsangYong is trying to grow up like other fellow car makers in that country Kia and Hyundai and become a globally successful brand.

So for the new Korando Crossover which is destined for the European market, Giugiaro design the car so it would look proper!

And indeed it does look good for its class where it will be rivaling cars like Ford Kuga, Hyundai ix35, Kia Sportage, Nissan Qashqai and Volkswagen Tiguan. The interior on the other hand is still very dull and does not seem to be made of high quality materials in the same level as the other cars of this segment, either.

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Since the new Korando is a car for the European market, it is equipped with a very efficient Euro5 2.0 litre diesel engine which manages 47 MPG with CO2 emissions of just 157 g.km, but is a bit down on power with just 175 PS. You have the choice of 6-speed manual and automatic, and two trim levels, and two or four-wheel-drive.

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Here’s the list of Korando’s convenience features:

  • LED side repeaters on door mirrors
  • Battery saver
  • Electronic ECO cruise control
  • Electronically-tuned AM/FM stereo audio system with MP3 CDP
  • USB memory slot and Aux port
  • RDS and Bluetooth system
  • Pole aerial on the rear roof
  • Auto-levelling headlights
  • Windshield wiper de-icer
  • Rain sensing wiper and automatic headlight activation
  • One-touch triple signal indicators
  • Heated tailgate window with timer
  • Safety power sunroof that slides or tilts, with blind panel
  • Power windows with safety (anti-trap) feature
  • Remote keyless entry system with panic alarm
  • Six speakers including two tweeters for high level sound
  • Steering wheel audio system controls
  • Dual spray type washer nozzles
  • Trip computer
  • 12V DC power outlets under the instrument panel and in the load area
  • External door mirrors that can be electrically adjusted, folded and heated
  • Mobile ashtray
  • Digital clock
  • Dual gas filled struts for tailgate
  • Centre storage console
  • Grip on the inside of the tailgate to facilitate closing
  • Cupholders in the front and rear
  • Sun visors with illuminated vanity mirror
  • Luggage cover and net
  • Toolbox in the load area
  • Electrically operated tailgate release switch
  • Manual tilt and telescopic steering wheel
  • Tray on the upper instrument panel
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