SsangYong Motor UK has announced it will introduce the new Korando Sports utility pick-up this autumn.
The pick up was first presented as the SUT-1 (sport utility) concept at international motor shows in 2011, and in production ready form at this year’s Geneva Motor show.
This new Korando Sports doublecab comes with 4 wheel drive and a 2.3 tonnes towing capacity.
“This is more a passenger car with pick-up versatility,” said Paul Williams, CEO of SsangYong Motor UK. “Consequently, it offers refinements that few of our competitors can match.
“SsangYong has a growing reputation for building extremely competent off-road vehicles, and the new Korando Sports draws on this pedigree.”
Added Steve Gray, marketing and communications director: “The price of the new pick-up will be announced at its launch in October, and as you would expect from SsangYong, it will be extremely competitive.”
The Korando Sports is powered by the latest 2-litre 155PS e-XDi active diesel engine.
There are two models in the range, and while the SX is already comprehensively equipped, the EX comes with the luxury touch of leather upholstery with seat warmers, powered driver’s seat, 18” alloy wheels, heated, electrically adjustable and power folding door mirrors, and rear parking sensors. A 6 speed automatic transmission with cruise control is also available as an option.
A large, flat rear deck provides a 2.04m2 load area complete with load deck liner and anchor points. An optional rigid hard top is available and comes with a hinged rear window that closes behind the tailgate so that the car’s central locking secures and protects the contents.
As with all models in the SsangYong range, the new Korando Sports is covered by a 5 year limitless mileage warranty.
There are currently 52 SsangYong UK dealers with new locations soon to be announced.
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