Spurred by the burgeoning demand for luxury SUV-emulating double cab pick-ups, SsangYong hurried on to the scene with this modern-looking vehicle that, especially in its high-specification
EXT form fit-ted with the neatly styled-in rear canopy as standard, looks more like a smart family estate than a working vehicle - not really surprising as it is a development from the Korando SUV.
The car was patent y aimed mainly at private owners since, with a payload well under the 1000kg threshold it couldn't qualify as a commercial. It hasn’t taken them long to recognise that many double cab users have been claiming them as commercials - even if only in name - so for 2015 the Korando Sports gained heavier-duty rear suspension and the elusive 1000kgpayload along with a more useful 2.7-tonne tow rating.
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Thursday 22nd October 2015
The keen pricing and luxurious specification of the Korando Sports makes it look like a particularly good-value buy, with the entry-level SX at £l7, 938 on the road, sneaking under our budget limit, and choosing the base model won't be a particular problem since equipment is excellent through the range, with the SX boasting air conditioning, central locking, electrically adjustable door mirrors, electric windows, a stereo with Bluetooth connectivity and headlamp levelling. The EX also features leather upholstery and electric adjustment for the driver's seat, with cruise control If you pick the automatic, but is priced accordingly, at £l6, 715 excluding VAT attainable within our budget by commercial users, but not private buyers. The top-specification EXT appears to have been dropped from the range, so the fitted canopy is no longer a standard perk on the top model, and now stars in the options list as a £1995 extra; for £1655 you can choose a hinged flip-up load cover instead. That full canopy is such a desirable feature with its heated rear window, sliding front glass, interior