SsangYong Launches Korando CSX Commercial14-11-2012
SsangYong is adding a new low priced 4x4 light commercial model to its Korando range - the Korando CSX.
Ideal as a small delivery van, go-anywhere vehicle for service engineers or simply a light commercial to ensure you reach your destination whatever the weather or terrain, the 4x4 Korando CSX makes the perfect business partner.
And with a price from just £15,995 on the road ex VAT and a 5 year limitless mileage warranty, it is also a sound commercial business decision.
Arguably one of the best looking light commercials thanks to Italian car designer Giorgetto Giugiaro of Ital Design who penned its lines, this latest addition to the Korando range is also a highly practical workhorse. The completely flat load area is accessed via a high lifting tailgate or two side doors, and packs a useful 1,312 cubic litre load volume. There’s a load deck length of 152.5 cm, and 96.5 cm between the wheel arches. The car also carries a very practical 433 kg payload, and willingly pulls a 2 tonne trailer.
Under the bonnet, the Korando CSX is powered by a new lower CO2 version of the Korando power unit. Developing 149ps@4,000rpm, this advanced 2.0 litre four cylinder turbo diesel engine produces 360Nm of torque with CO2 emissions reduced to 157g/km.
And for when the weather turns nasty and the going gets tough, the new CSX features an impressive Torque on Demand 4x4 system and is equipped with ESP with Hill Start Assist, and mud & snow tyres as standard.
The low price doesn’t mean basic though, and drivers will enjoy the luxury touches of roof rails, tinted glass and rear parking sensors, while inside there is a leather covered steering wheel and gear shift, cruise control and a Kenwood MP3 CD & RDS radio with iPod & Bluetooth connectivity, remote audio controls and six speakers.
“The new Korando CSX is the third light commercial vehicle (LCV) to join the SsangYong line-up, and offers a highly practical and affordable vehicle for those with a specific business need,” said Paul Williams, CEO of SsangYong Motor UK. “Highly competitively priced, extremely well equipped and backed by a 5 year limitless mileage warranty, SsangYong is the only manufacturer to have that much confidence in its commercial vehicles to give its customers this level of reassurance.
“SsangYong has a growing reputation for building extremely competent off-road vehicles, and the new Korando CSX builds on this pedigree. It’s an honest, reliable and highly capable LCV, and pound for pound will outclass many more expensive rivals.”
Torque on Demand 4x4
The Korando CSX features a Torque on Demand four wheel drive system which constantly monitors the level of grip available and distributes power to the wheels that need it most. Under normal driving conditions the engine’s torque is directed to the front wheels so the car runs with the efficiency of a family hatchback. However, if the front tyres begin to lose traction, power is automatically fed to the rear wheels to ensure safe, stable and dependable progress is maintained with grip from all four wheels. An all wheel drive lock mode is also provided to ensure a 50/50 spread of torque between the front and rear wheels at speeds up to 25mph, essential for when low speed traction and control is needed such as when driving up a slippery track or off a muddy building site towing a work trailer.
Korando CSX specification
The CSX is based on the passenger carrying Korando SX. For full details of the Korando equipment list click here: http://www.ssangyonggb.co.uk/Korando-Equipment and for technical specifications click here: http://www.ssangyonggb.co.uk/Korando-Technical
SsangYong cars are manufactured in South Korea by SsangYong Motor, which is 70 per cent owned by the Indian engineering conglomerate Mahindra & Mahindra, and imported into the UK by SsangYong Motor UK.
There are currently 52 SsangYong dealers covering England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, with new locations soon to be announced.
- Korando CSX - 4 wheel drive, from £15,995
- Korando Sports pick up - 4 wheel drive, from £15,291
- Rexton CS - 4 wheel drive, from £16,665
On the road prices excluding VAT