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SsangYong Rodius MPV - New 2.0L Engine Brings Power, Economy and Refinement, Available From Hepworth SsangYong

SsangYong Rodius MPV - New 2.0L Engine Brings Power, Economy and Refinement, Available From Hepworth SsangYong

The SsangYong Rodius is one of very few MPV people movers that doesn’t come with the traditional ‘people versus luggage’ compromise, and with seven adults comfortably seated still packs in a further 875 litres of luggage space.  This increases to 2,271 litres with the rear row of seats removed.

Further improved for 2013, the Rodius is now powered by SsangYong’s latest e-XDi diesel engine. This 2 litre Euro 5 unit provides a maximum power of 155PS and peak torque of 360Nm delivered between 1,500rpm and 2,800rpm, with economy up to 38.7 mpg on the Combined Cycle.  This is the same engine fitted to the recently announced Korando Sports pick-up which has already received wide praise.

As well as seven seats, every Rodius comes with the level of standard equipment you would expect from a full sized people carrier.  Electric front and rear windows, fully automatic climate control and a Kenwood audio and Bluetooth system are standard across all variants including the entry level S model, as are vital safety aids including ABS, EBD, ESP and now ISOFIX child seat anchorages for the middle row.  With an entry level price of just £15,995, this high level of equipment really puts the value of Rodius into perspective. 

In ES trim you also have the option of a Mercedes-Benz five speed T-Tronic automatic transmission in place of the standard six speed manual.  Heated leather front seats, 16 inch alloy wheels and rear privacy glass also feature.  The flagship EX model adds even more versatility with the addition of an on demand four wheel drive system.  Perfect for towing and tackling wintry conditions, the 4x4 system utilises SsangYong’s years of experience to deliver the ultimate traction whatever the weather or road conditions.  And there’s an impressive towing capability of 2000 kg.

“As with all SsangYong cars, the new Rodius is keenly priced for the current tough economic conditions but also comprehensively equipped,” said Richard Pickersgill, general manager of Hepworth SsangYong.  “From just £15,995, that’s not only a lot of car for the money but it is also backed by our own 5 year limitless mileage warranty.  SsangYong is the only manufacturer to have that much confidence in its MPV and gives customers such peace of mind.”

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5 year limitless mileage warranty
As with all models in the SsangYong range, the new Rodius 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 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.

There are currently 52 SsangYong dealers covering England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, and the dealer network is continually expanding.


  • Korando - crossover line up with two or 4 wheel drive from £16,995
  • Korando CSX - 4x4 light commercial £15,995
  • Korando Sports pick-up - a rugged 4x4 double cab pick-up with the finesse of a passenger car from £18,295 (incl VAT)
  • Rexton - rugged 4x4 with ground breaking towing and off-road abilities from £19,995
  • Rexton CS - commercial version of the Rexton 4x4 from £16,665 (excl VAT)
  • Rodius - spacious seven seat MPV available in two or all-wheel-drive from £15,995

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