SsangYong Appoints New Dealer For The Isle Of Wight10-09-2013
The new SsangYong Korando crossover is now available on the Isle of Wight, thanks to the appointment of Staddlestones in Ryde.
The dealership will operate the SsangYong franchise from its premises at Brading Road, Ryde, Isle of Wight.
Welcoming the company to the network, Paul Williams, CEO of SsangYong Motor UK said: “We and our dealers are focused on giving customers great service, so whether buying a new or used SsangYong, choosing accessories or helping to maintain their car in the years ahead, we are confident customers will appreciate the car, their dealer and the brand.”
Commented Chris Perkis, managing director of Staddlestones, “We are delighted to have been appointed to represent SsangYong, and greatly look forward to playing our part in its success. The Korando is a great car, and with a very competitive price and 5 year limitless mileage warranty we believe it will do extremely well in our area, and have every confidence in its success.”
SsangYong UK model line-up
Korando - Designed for Europe in Italy by Giorgetto Giugiaro of Ital Design, the new SsangYong Korando offers a highly contemporary look.
Powered by a Euro 5 2.0 litre diesel engine delivering excellent fuel economy and impressive 157g/km CO2* emissions, this new 149PS* diesel engine makes Korando one of the most powerful in its class. With the choice of two-wheel drive or four-wheel drive and a full two tonne towing capacity, Korando offers the practicality of a 4x4/SUV, the accessibility of a family hatchback, and the capability to go from muddy campsite to urban school run.
SsangYong’s hallmark competitive pricing and comprehensive specification pitches the all new Korando against competitors from brands such as Hyundai, Kia, Mitsubishi and Nissan.
There are six models available, with the option of 6 speed manual, 6 speed automatic and a choice of trim levels - SE, LE, SX, ES, EX and commercial CSX.
With its comprehensive warranty and low running costs, the Korando also sets a new benchmark of affordability in the rapidly growing compact crossover segment.
Prices start from £14,995.
* - SX & CSX models
Korando Sports pick-up - 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 all new vehicle 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.
Priced keenly from just £18,295 (incl VAT) the car is comprehensively equipped so you not only get a lot of vehicle for the money, but also a 5 year limitless mileage warranty.
There are three 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. 6 speed automatic transmission with cruise control is also available as an option. The EXT has the same specification as the EX, but comes supplied with a factory fitted moulded rear canopy, complete with a glass hatch that is secured by the car’s central locking system.
Offering 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 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.
And 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.
For full details of the Korando Sports equipment list click here:
SsangYong Korando Sports - Equipment list and for technical specification click here:
SsangYong Korando Sports - Technical specification
Turismo - The new 2.0 litre powered SsangYong Turismo arrives in the UK almost without competition. At over 5 metres long and with a 3 metre wheelbase, the car is larger than a standard sized MPV such as the Ford Galaxy, Renault Grand Scenic or SEAT Alhambra, yet is a car rather than a van-derived ‘people carrier’ like the Hyundai i800, Mercedes Viano or VW Caravelle.
The Turismo is available as the S manual, the ES with a choice of either manual or automatic transmission, and the top specification EX with all-wheel drive and automatic transmission. All models have seven seats as standard and a generous luggage area, and on the road prices start from just £17,995.
Rexton - The Rexton off roader is currently available as the 2.7 litre CS, an affordable commercial 4x4 with two seats, a cavernous 2.2 cubic metre load area, 3.2 tonne towing capacity and either manual or automatic transmission. Prices start from £16,665 (excluding VAT), and there's an optional bulkhead for enhanced security.
The seven seat Rexton will return to the UK later this year as a greatly enhanced car. Full details will be announced shortly, but it will be powered by a more economical and highly efficient 2.0 litre diesel engine, while the interior is upgraded with a new level of luxury refinement and a comprehensive specification of standard equipment.