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SSANGYONG PREVIEWS NEW TURISMO TOURIST CAMPER AT THE MOTORHOME & CARAVAN SHOW

10-10-2016
SSANGYONG PREVIEWS NEW TURISMO TOURIST CAMPER AT THE MOTORHOME & CARAVAN SHOW

Fully equipped luxury 2-berth (4-berth optional) Turismo Tourist campervan

  • 2.2 litre diesel Euro 6 engine
  • 4x4 and 7-speed Mercedes-Benz automatic transmission available
  • Class leading 5 year limitless mileage warranty
  • The Motorhome & Caravan Show, 11-16 October at the NEC, Birmingham
  • Stand no: 12.85 - Hall 12

SsangYong will preview its new Turismo Camper at the Motorhome & Caravan Show, 11-16 October at the NEC, Birmingham.

Based on a standard SsangYong Turismo MPV, the new Tourist camper is over 5 metres long and with a 3 metre wheelbase creates the perfect campervan.  Larger than a standard sized people carrier, the Turismo is powered by a 2.2 litre Euro 6 diesel engine, and is available with the choice of a 6-speed manual transmission or new Mercedes-Benz 7-speed automatic, and with the option of two-wheel drive or 4x4.

Maximum power is 178ps and torque of 400Nm which is delivered from a low of 1,400rpm and maintained through a wide range up to 2,800rpm for smooth, progressive driving from the start.

The design and manufacturing work to create the Turismo Tourist Camper has been completed in the UK by Wellhouse Leisure of Huddersfield, a leading UK campervan manufacturer.

The campervan comprises a colour-matched elevating roof, driver and passenger swivel and folding seats to create twin beds with in-fill cushions and memory foam toppers, a rear tailgate awning, sliding glass top hob for indoor or outdoor use, small sink, gas bottle, 12v charging system, 25ltr compressor fridge, fresh and waste water containers, portable toilet, and all woodwork made from light weight ply.

Prices for the Turismo Tourist start at £29,995, and options include Eberspacher heating, mains hook-up and a solar panel.

“Turismo is one of the largest cars on the market, and in standard form offers seating for seven adult passengers and their luggage, and therefore ideal for conversion into a two-person campervan,” says Paul Williams, CEO of SsangYong Motor UK.  “Wellhouse Leisure has done an excellent job in creating such a great vehicle for the booming leisure market.”

5 year limitless mileage warranty 
As with all models in the SsangYong range, the Turismo Tourist 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 the engine and drivetrain, wheel bearings, suspension joints and bushes, steering joints, shock absorbers and even the audio system.  Wearable components such as clutch friction plates and brake pads which could have their life reduced by poor driving are covered for one year or 12,500 miles, and the battery and paintwork for three years.

Made in Korea 
SsangYong cars are manufactured in South Korea by SsangYong Motor, which is 73 per cent owned by the Indian engineering conglomerate Mahindra & Mahindra, and imported into the UK by SsangYong Motor UK.  Established in 1954 it is Korea's oldest vehicle manufacturer and only 4x4 and SUV specialist producer.  There are some 60 SsangYong dealers covering England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, with new locations being added to the network all the time.

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