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SsangYong hits VAT threshold

SangYong has equipped its Korando Sports pick-up with revised rear springs that offer a payload increase to 1,050kg, and a 2.7-tonne towing capacity. The pick-up does retain independent coil springs at the rear however, providing a far more comfortable ride than many of its leaf-sprung competitors.

By taking the load rating over 1.0-tonne, VAT registered customers will now be able to reclaim the tax on the truck With prices starting at just £14,995 and the reassurance of a five year /limitless mileage warranty, the Korando is looking even better value.

SsangYong sold around 200 Korando Sports trucks in the UK last year, but marketing director Steve Gray has high hopes for the revised truck in 2015.

'I'd be very disappointed if we didn't double sales this year,' he said.

'We also ought to do 10% of Rexton and Korando sales as commercials too.'

To help push this growing range of all-wheel drive LCVs, SsangYong is hoping to increase its dealer network from 60 to around 75, though Mr Gray admits this might not all be this year. He is buoyant about the firm's prospects however, as SsangYong doubled its overall sales in 2014 compared to the previous year.

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