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New SsangYong Korando Sports Pick-up Arrives at Ian Allan Motors, Virginia Waters

20-11-2012
New SsangYong Korando Sports Pick-up Arrives at Ian Allan Motors, Virginia Waters

The new SsangYong Korando Sports is now available in Virginia Water and the surrounding area from Ian Allan Motors, Sandhills Lane, Virginia Water, Surrey.

Korando Sports brings a new level of refinement to the market place, blending the suspension, engine and cabin finesse of a passenger car, the silhouette, space and seating for five that’s typical of a double cab, and the rugged workmanlike ability of a commercial pick-up.

This new Korando Sports will appeal to those who need a working vehicle, the practicality of 4 wheel drive, the towing capability to haul up to 2.3 tonnes yet also the appointments of a family car. Whether towing a work trailer or horsebox, ferrying the crew to site or the children to school, Korando Sports will meet a range of different demands.

“As you would expect from SsangYong, the new Korando Sports is both keenly priced and comprehensively equipped,” said Kevin Hurl, dealer principal of Ian Allan Motors. “From just £18,295 (incl VAT) you not only get a lot of vehicle for the money, but also a 5 year limitless mileage warranty. SsangYong is the only manufacturer to have that much confidence in its pick-up, which will give customers complete peace of mind.

“SsangYong has a growing reputation for building extremely competent off-road vehicles, and the new Korando Sports builds on this pedigree. It’s an honest, reliable and highly capable vehicle, and pound for pound will outclass many more expensive rivals.”

Two models - SX & EX

There are two models from launch. The SX is extremely well appointed and comes equipped with 16” alloy wheels, tinted glass, air conditioning, leather covered steering wheel, remote central locking, Kenwood MP3 CD & RDS radio with a USB & auxiliary port and Bluetooth connectivity.

The EX features the luxury touch of leather upholstery with heated front seats, powered driver’s seat, 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.

Korando Sports pricing

Prices including VAT

 

 

 

Korando Sports

SX

EX

EX auto

Basic price

£14,621

£16,037

£17,079

Delivery

£400

£400

£400

Net retail price

£15,021

£16,437

£17,479

VAT @ 20%

£3,004

£3,288

£3,496

Retail price

£18,025

£19,725

£20,975

First registration fee

£55

£55

£55

Road fund license

£215

£215

£215

 

£18,295

£19,995

£21,245

 

Prices excluding VAT

 

 

 

Korando Sports

SX

EX

EX auto

Basic price

£14,621

£16,037

£17,080

Delivery

£400

£400

£400

First registration fee

£55

£55

£55

Road fund license

£215

£215

£215

 

£15,291

£16,707

£17,750

 

Note:

VAT registered businesses can recover the VAT from the purchase of an LCV used for business purposes. Korando Sports is registered as an LCV and VAT may be recoverable depending upon the circumstances of the business concerned.

Power

Delivering both performance and economy - up to 37.7 mpg on the Combined Cycle, Korando Sports is powered by SsangYong’s latest e-XDi diesel engine. This new Euro 5, 2.0-litre engine provides maximum power of 155PS and peak torque of 360Nm delivered between 1,500rpm and 2,800rpm providing ample performance both on and off road, whatever the task.

Multi-link rear suspension

Unlike other pick-ups where the word ‘truck’ belies their more dated mechanical origins by utilising leaf springs, the SsangYong Korando Sports features a live rear axle supported by sophisticated five link suspension with coil springs to give a comfortable, car like ride.

Style

The fresh exterior design has been styled to reflect SsangYong’s modern and efficient new look. From the front, it communicates a dynamic yet sophisticated appearance, featuring a mesh grille, trapezoidal bumper and stylish black headlight bezels to provide a premium touch. In profile, the sharp belt line runs to the rear bumper emphasising a sleek, sporty stance, while from the rear the wide glass area affords excellent rearward visibility.

Creature comforts

Inside the spacious cabin there’s a light and airy environment thanks to the large front, side and rear windows, while the careful blending of black and metallic finishes along with an LED illuminated instrument cluster has created a smart and refined interior. With spacious accommodation for five adults - the rear passenger seat features a folding armrest and can be reclined by up to 29 degrees, and there’s also air conditioning and Bluetooth connectivity to ensure comfort and convenience on the move.

Practicality

As with every SsangYong, practicality is at the core of the new pick-up’s appeal. A large, flat rear deck provides a 2.04m2 load area to take a Euro pallet, and comes complete with load deck liner and anchor points. An optional rigid hard top is available to provide weather protection and security to the load area, and features a hinged rear window that closes behind the tailgate so that the central locking secures and protects the contents. Styled and colour matched to complement the rest of the vehicle, the result is a neat design that ensures form and function, and not the ‘tacked on’ afterthought of many retro-fit hard tops. There is also a full range of other accessories available from launch including two further load space covers.

Safe, secure, sure-footed

Constructed on a separate frame chassis, the mark of a serious off-roader, the new Korando Sports offers a very rigid structure to help protect occupants in the event of a collision. Accident avoidance and a sure footed performance off road are also enhanced by the Electronic Stability Programme (ESP), a rare feature on most pick-ups but standard on Korando Sports, Active Roll-over Protection (ARP) and Hill Start Assist (HSA).

5 year limitless mileage warranty

As with all models in the SsangYong range, the new Korando Sports is 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.

SsangYong

SsangYong cars are manufactured in South Korea by SsangYong Motor Company, which is 70 per cent owned by the Indian engineering conglomerate Mahindra & Mahindra, and imported into the UK by SsangYong Motor UK.

Range

 

  • Korando - crossover line up with 2 or 4 wheel drive, 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 £15,995
  • Rexton CV - commercial version of the Rexton 4x4, from £16,665 (excluding VAT)

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