2016 SsangYong Korando Gets An All New Engine And Three Trims - Overdrive
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2016 SsangYong Korando gets an all new engine and three trims

06 Oct 2015 / 0

The 2016 SsangYong Korando has been updated with an all-new engine designed for better power delivery along with less fuel consumption and CO2 emission. The new e-XDi 2.2-litre diesel engine produces 178PS of power and 400Nm of torque – 19.4 per cent more power and 11 per cent more torque than the current generation Euro S 2.0-litre diesel that powers the SUV crossover. With fuel economy claimed to be improved from 20kmpl to 22.6kmpl, the CO2 emissions have reduced from 147g/km to 139g/km.

Ssangyong Korando

The car comes in three trims, namely SE, EX and ELX. While the SE and EX trims come with either two-wheel or four-wheel drive, the ELX trim is offered only with four-wheel drive. The new Korando comes with a five-year unlimited mileage warranty.

The major change on the exterior is the clear glass indicators. The top-end ELX trim gets a piano black radiator grille with chrome detailing and 18-inch diamond cut alloys. The SE trim runs 16-inch alloys while the EX gets 17-inch alloys. The high mounted LED tail lamps continue to feature in the Korando EX.

On the inside, the new SsangYong Korando get an upgraded infotainment system as standard. The SE trim comes with an MP3 player with Bluetooth, iPhone /iPod connectivity, electric windows and six air bags. The EX trim gets a 7-inch touchscreen with integrated rear parking camera, audio streaming from smart devices, automatic air conditioning, heated front seats and rear spoiler. Manual transmission is standard across all three trims but the ELX can be optioned with an Aisin 6-speed automatic transmission. Other features in the top-end variant include TomTom navigation, USB memory slot, AUX and HDMI ports, heated rear seats (in addition to heated front seats), six-way power adjustable driver seat, leather upholstery and lots of chrome detailing on the inside too.

The Korando 2.2 SE (two wheel drive) is priced at £15,995 (Rs 15.90 lakh approx). Prices for the 2016 Korando go up to £22,495 (Rs 22.36 lakh approx) for the 2.2 ELX 4×4 automatic. SsangYong cars are manufactured in South Korea by SsangYong Motors, 73 per cent of which is owned by India’s Mahindra & Mahindra.

“This is a significant evolution for the Korando,” says Paul Williams, CEO of SsangYong Motor UK. “The power upgrade brings greater refinement, while the car continues to deliver unrivaled levels of equipment and value. No other car in its class has such a strong towing capability, nor such a comprehensive warranty for complete peace of mind.”

KORANDO POWERS-UP FOR 2016

New 2.2 litre diesel Euro 6 engine delivers major enhancements
Power and economy up, CO2 emissions down
New 6 speed Aisin automatic transmission
2 tonne towing capability
Three models from just £15,995 - SE, EX, ELX
4x4 underlines SsangYong SUV heritage
Same great value and class leading 5 year limitless mileage warranty

The new SsangYong Korando SUV crossover receives a significant power boost for 2016, together with improved economy and reduced CO2 emissions.

The improvements are the result of a major upgrade to the powertrain which now employs a new Euro 6, 2.2 litre diesel engine, and offers the choice of two-wheel drive, four-wheel drive and either a 6-speed manual or new Aisin 6-speed automatic transmission for smooth gear changing and an enhanced driving performance.

“This is a significant evolution for the Korando,” says Paul Williams, CEO of SsangYong Motor UK. “The power upgrade brings greater refinement, while the car continues to deliver unrivaled levels of equipment and value. No other car in its class has such a strong towing capability, nor such a comprehensive warranty for complete peace of mind.”

Diesel power

The newly developed e-XDi220 diesel engine meets the demand for a more powerful performance and lower CO2 emissions at the same time. Maximum power is increased to 178ps and torque to 400Nm - up by 19.4% and 11% respectively over the previous Euro 5 diesel 2.0 litre engine. Maximum torque is delivered from a low of 1,400rpm and maintained through a wide range up to 2,800rpm for smooth, progressive driving from the start.

Big strides have also been made with CO2 emissions which have been reduced to 139g/km, down from 147g/km on the previous two-wheel drive, manual transmission model, while fuel economy is considerably improved and now up to 53.3mpg (Combined cycle) for the 2-wheel drive manual compared with 47.1mpg on the model it replaces.

Enhancements inside and out

Designed by the Italian styling house, Giugiaro, the new 2016 Korando also offers a number of equipment enhancements. Externally, it now sports stylish clear glass direction indicators, a new piano black radiator grille with additional chrome detailing on the ELX, and new-look 16’’ & 17’’ alloy wheels, as well as 18’’ diamond cut alloy wheels on the top of the range model.

There are further improvements inside with an upgraded infotainment system on all models. The SE gets an RDS audio system with an MP3 player, Bluetooth, iPod / iPhone connectivity, while the EX features a 7” high-resolution touch screen with audio streaming from smart devices and a link to the rear view camera. The top of the range ELX also benefits from a TomTom navigation system, and all feature a USB memory slot, Aux port and HDMI port.

The range

Korando SE

The Korando SE starts from just £15,995 (2-wheel drive) or £17,495 (4-wheel drive), and is powered by the new 2.2 litre Euro 6 diesel engine with manual transmission. Representing superb value, the Korando has always been extremely well equipped. The SE comes with smart cloth trim, electric windows, air conditioning, cruise control, 16” alloy wheels, an RDS/Bluetooth radio and six airbags. It also now includesroof rails, front fog lights and a rear parcel shelf as standard.

Korando EX

The EX is available in either 2-wheel drive (£17,495) or 4-wheel drive (£18,995) and adds features such as automatic air conditioning, heated front seats, a smart audio system with 7” touch screenlinked to the rear view camera, privacy glass, rear spoiler with high mounted LED brake light, rear parking sensors and 17” alloy wheels.

Korando ELX

With the option of manual (£20,995) or Aisin 6-speed automatic transmission (£22,495), the top of the range ELX comes with on demand four wheel drive as standard, leather upholstery, heated front and rear seats, 6-way power adjustable driver’s seat, smart audio system with 7” touch screen with a Tom-Tom navigation system, additional chrome detailing inside and out, and new 18” diamond cut alloy wheels.

Model range £
Korando 2.2 SE £15,995
Korando 2.2 SE 4x4 £17,495
Korando 2.2 EX £17,495
Korando 2.2 EX 4x4 £18,995
Korando 2.2 ELX 4x4 £20,995
Korando 2.2 ELX 4x4 automatic £22,495
5 year limitless mileage warranty

All models in the SsangYong range are covered by a best-in-class 5 year limitless mileage warranty. Designed to be totally transparent and give customers complete peace of mind, ‘limitless’ means just that: not a maximum mileage condition that some brands impose in their small print. All the major mechanical components are covered including wheel bearings, suspension joints and bushes, steering joints, shock absorbers and even the audio system. Wearable components such as clutch discs and brake friction materials which could have their life reduced by poor driving are covered for one year or 12,000 miles, and the battery and paintwork for three years.

Made in Korea

SsangYong cars are manufactured in South Korea by SsangYong Motor, which is 73 per cent owned by the Indian engineering conglomerate Mahindra & Mahindra, and imported into the UK by SsangYong Motor UK. Established in 1954 it is Korea's oldest vehicle manufacturer and only 4x4 and SUV specialist producer. There are currently some 60 SsangYong dealers covering England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, with new locations being added to the network all the time.

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EQUIPMENT

Mechanical

178ps 2.2-litre e-XDi220 diesel engine with catalysed diesel particulate filter
Active All Wheel Drive (AWD) with lock mode
6-speed manual transmission with gear shift indicator
6-speed Aisin automatic transmission
Macpherson strut front suspension
Multi-link rear suspension
Electric power steering
Seats

6-way power adjustable driver’s seat (ELX)
Height adjustable driver’s seat
60:40 split folding rear seats with folding central armrest
Leather upholstery (ELX)
Woven cloth upholstery
Heated front seats (EX)
Heated front & rear seats (ELX)
Climate control

Fully automatic air conditioning with temperature sensor and digital display (EX & ELX)
Manual air conditioning
Rear heating duct to enhance climate control effectiveness
Appearance

Piano black radiator grille, with chrome detailing on the ELX
Tinted glass
Privacy glass to rear side windows and rear screen (EX & ELX)
Roof rails
Rear spoiler with high mounted LED brake light (EX & ELX)
Acoustic engine cover
18” alloy wheels with 225/55 tyres - diamond cut (ELX)
17” alloy wheels with 225/60 tyres (EX)
16” alloy wheels with 215/65 tyres
155/90R16 ‘get you home’ spare tyre
Illuminated ignition key slot
Leather steering wheel trim and manual gear lever
Matte woodgrain on instrument panel
Puddle lamp to illuminate ground area
Height adjustable projection headlights with clear glass indicators
Front LED daytime running lights
Combined rear lights and LED side lights
Two-tone lower mouldings
Chrome plated twin exhaust pipes
Body coloured exterior door handles
Centre console
Chrome interior door handles & speaker grille (ELX)
Stainless steel front & rear door kick plates
Convenience

LED side indicators on exterior mirrors
Electronic ECO cruise control
RDS audio system with MP3 player, Bluetooth, iPod / iPhone connection (SE)
7” high-resolution touch screen with audio streaming from smart phones etc and link to rear view camera (EX)
7” high-resolution touch screen audio & TomTom navigation system with link to rear view camera and audio streaming (ELX)
USB memory slot, Aux port and HDMI port
Roof mounted pole antenna
Windscreen wiper de-icing
One-touch/triple flash indicators
Heated rear screen with timer
Power windows – front & rear
Folding key, with remote keyless entry and panic alarm
Six speakers including 2 tweeters for high level sound
Steering wheel audio system controls
Steering wheel adjustable for rake & reach
Dual spray windscreen washers
Trip computer with outside temperature gauge
12V DC power outlets under the instrument panel (deluxe console) and in the load area
Electrically adjustable, folding and heated side mirrors
Portable ashtray
Digital clock
Dual gas filled tailgate struts
Centre storage console
Internal tailgate hand grip
Cup holders, front and rear
Sun visors with illuminated vanity mirror
Storage area below the load floor and safety net
Luggage load cover
Toolbox
Electronic tailgate opening release switch
Safety

High strength integrated semi frame and monocoque body structure
Door impact beams for optimal side protection
Driver and front seat passenger airbags and seatbelt load limiters and pre-tensioners
Curtain airbags for front and rear passengers
Side airbags for front passengers
Passenger’s airbag on/off switch
Active headrests on front seats
Rear parking sensors (EX & ELX)
Electronic stability program (ESP) with emergency brake assist, hill start assist (HSA) and active roll-over protection (ARP)
Emergency Stop Signal
Ventilated front disc brakes
Rear disc brakes
Door courtesy lamps
Immobiliser
Intermittent rear wash/wiper
Hand-operated parking brake
Childproof safety rear door locks
Automatic speed-sensing door locks
Reminder alarm with speed-sensing for front passenger seatbelts
Built-in 3-point rear centre seatbelt
Iso-Fix and tether anchorage for child seat
Electrochromatic rear view mirror (EX & ELX)
Tyre pressure monitoring system
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION

Engine Diesel 2.2L
Driven wheels 2WD AWD
Transmission 6MT 6MT 6AT
Emission Euro 6
Dimensions Overall length mm 4,410
Overall width mm 1,830
Overall height mm 1,675 (1,710 with roof rack)
Wheelbase mm 2,650
Tread Front mm 1,573
Tread Rear mm 1,558
Overhang Front mm 920
Overhang Rear mm 840
Min. clearance mm 180
Min. turning radius m 5.4
Weight Gross vehicle weight Kg 2,180 2,260 2,260
Kerb weight Kg 1,701 1,782 1,797
Gross trailer
Weight Braked Kg 2,000
Gross trailer
Weight Unbraked Kg 750
Engine Fuel Diesel
Fuel tank litre 57
Capacity cc 2,157
Bore x stroke mm 86.2 x 92.4
Compression ratio 15.5 : 1
Number of cylinders 4 in-line
Performance Max. power kW/rpm 130.9/4,000
ps/rpm 178/4,000
Max. torque Nm/rpm 400/1,400~2,800
kg.m/rpm 40.7/1,400~2,800
Max. speed Mph/Km/h 115/185 115/185
Fuel
Consumption CO2 (combined) g/km 139 152 177
Urban Mpg/L/100km 43.5/6.5 39.2/7.2 32.8/8.6
Extra Urban Mpg/L/100km 61.4/4.6 56.5/5.8 49.6/5.7
Combined Mpg/L/100km 53.3/5.3 48.7/5.0 41.5/6.8



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