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  • New 2.2 litre diesel Euro 6 engine delivers major enhancements
  • Power and economy up, CO2 emissions down
  • New 6 speed Aisin automatic transmission
  • 2 tonne towing capability
  • Three models from just £15,995 - SE, EX, ELX
  • 4x4 underlines SsangYong SUV heritage
  • Same great value and class leading 5 year limitless mileage warranty

The new SsangYong Korando SUV crossover receives a significant power boost for 2016, together with improved economy and reduced CO2 emissions.


The improvements are the result of a major upgrade to the powertrain which now employs a new Euro 6, 2.2 litre diesel engine, and offers the choice of two-wheel drive, four-wheel drive and either a 6-speed manual or new Aisin 6-speed automatic transmission for smooth gear changing and an enhanced driving performance.

“This is a significant evolution for the Korando,” says Paul Williams, CEO of SsangYong Motor UK.  “The power upgrade brings greater refinement, while the car continues to deliver unrivaled levels of equipment and value.  No other car in its class has such a strong towing capability, nor such a comprehensive warranty for complete peace of mind.”

Diesel power

The newly developed e-XDi220 diesel engine meets the demand for a more powerful performance and lower CO2 emissions at the same time.  Maximum power is increased to 178ps and torque to 400Nm - up by 19.4% and 11% respectively over the previous Euro 5 diesel 2.0 litre engine.  Maximum torque 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.

Big strides have also been made with CO2 emissions which have been reduced to 139g/km, down from 147g/km on the previous two-wheel drive, manual transmission model, while fuel economy is considerably improved and now up to 53.3mpg (Combined cycle) for the 2-wheel drive manual compared with 47.1mpg on the model it replaces.

Enhancements inside and out

Designed by the Italian styling house, Giugiaro, the new 2016 Korando also offers a number of equipment enhancements.  Externally, it now sports stylish clear glass direction indicators, a new piano black radiator grille with additional chrome detailing on the ELX, and new-look 16’’ & 17’’ alloy wheels, as well as 18’’ diamond cut alloy wheels on the top of the range model.

There are further improvements inside with an upgraded infotainment system on all models.  The SE gets an RDS audio system with an MP3 player, Bluetooth, iPod / iPhone connectivity, while the EX features a 7” high-resolution touch screen with audio streaming from smart devices and a link to the rear view camera.  The top of the range ELX also benefits from a TomTom navigation system, and all feature a USB memory slot, Aux port and HDMI port.

The range

Korando SE

The Korando SE starts from just £15,995 (2-wheel drive) or £17,495 (4-wheel drive), and is powered by the new 2.2 litre Euro 6 diesel engine with manual transmission.  Representing superb value, the Korando has always been extremely well equipped.  The SE comes with smart cloth trim, electric windows, air conditioning, cruise control, 16” alloy wheels, an RDS/Bluetooth radio and six airbags.  It also now includesroof rails, front fog lights and a rear parcel shelf as standard.

Korando EX

The EX is available in either 2-wheel drive (£17,495) or 4-wheel drive (£18,995) and adds features such as automatic air conditioning, heated front seats, a smart audio system with 7” touch screenlinked to the rear view camera, privacy glass, rear spoiler with high mounted LED brake light, rear parking sensors and 17” alloy wheels.

Korando ELX

With the option of manual (£20,995) or Aisin 6-speed automatic transmission (£22,495), the top of  the range ELX comes with on demand four wheel drive as standard, leather upholstery, heated front and rear seats, 6-way power adjustable driver’s seat, smart audio system with 7” touch screen with a Tom-Tom navigation system, additional chrome detailing inside and out, and new 18” diamond cut alloy wheels.

Model range £
Korando 2.2 SE £15,995
Korando 2.2 SE 4x4 £17,495
Korando 2.2 EX £17,495
Korando 2.2 EX 4x4 £18,995
Korando 2.2 ELX 4x4 £20,995
Korando 2.2 ELX 4x4 automatic £22,495

5 year limitless mileage warranty

All models in the SsangYong range are 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.

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 currently 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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  • 178ps 2.2-litre e-XDi220 diesel engine with catalysed diesel particulate filter
  • Active All Wheel Drive (AWD) with lock mode
  • 6-speed manual transmission with gear shift indicator
  • 6-speed Aisin automatic transmission
  • Macpherson strut front suspension
  • Multi-link rear suspension
  • Electric power steering


  • 6-way power adjustable driver’s seat (ELX)
  • Height adjustable driver’s seat
  • 60:40 split folding rear seats with folding central armrest
  • Leather upholstery (ELX)
  • Woven cloth upholstery
  • Heated front seats (EX)
  • Heated front & rear seats (ELX)

Climate control

  • Fully automatic air conditioning with temperature sensor and digital display (EX & ELX)
  • Manual air conditioning
  • Rear heating duct to enhance climate control effectiveness


  • Piano black radiator grille, with chrome detailing on the ELX
  • Tinted glass
  • Privacy glass to rear side windows and rear screen (EX & ELX)
  • Roof rails
  • Rear spoiler with high mounted LED brake light (EX & ELX)
  • Acoustic engine cover
  • 18” alloy wheels with 225/55 tyres - diamond cut (ELX)
  • 17” alloy wheels with 225/60 tyres (EX)
  • 16” alloy wheels with 215/65 tyres
  • 155/90R16 ‘get you home’ spare tyre
  • Illuminated ignition key slot
  • Leather steering wheel trim and manual gear lever
  • Matte woodgrain on instrument panel
  • Puddle lamp to illuminate ground area
  • Height adjustable projection headlights with clear glass indicators
  • Front LED daytime running lights
  • Combined rear lights and LED side lights
  • Two-tone lower mouldings
  • Chrome plated twin exhaust pipes
  • Body coloured exterior door handles
  • Centre console
  • Chrome interior door handles & speaker grille (ELX)
  • Stainless steel front & rear door kick plates


  • LED side indicators on exterior mirrors
  • Electronic ECO cruise control
  • RDS audio system with MP3 player, Bluetooth, iPod / iPhone connection (SE)
  • 7” high-resolution touch screen with audio streaming from smart phones etc and link to rear view camera (EX)
  • 7” high-resolution touch screen audio & TomTom navigation system with link to rear view camera and audio streaming (ELX)
  • USB memory slot, Aux port and HDMI port
  • Roof mounted pole antenna
  • Windscreen wiper de-icing
  • One-touch/triple flash indicators
  • Heated rear screen with timer
  • Power windows – front & rear
  • Folding key, with remote keyless entry and panic alarm
  • Six speakers including 2 tweeters for high level sound
  • Steering wheel audio system controls
  • Steering wheel adjustable for rake & reach
  • Dual spray windscreen washers
  • Trip computer with outside temperature gauge
  • 12V DC power outlets under the instrument panel (deluxe console) and in the load area
  • Electrically adjustable, folding and heated side mirrors
  • Portable ashtray
  • Digital clock
  • Dual gas filled tailgate struts
  • Centre storage console
  • Internal tailgate hand grip
  • Cup holders, front and rear
  • Sun visors with illuminated vanity mirror
  • Storage area below the load floor and safety net
  • Luggage load cover
  • Toolbox
  • Electronic tailgate opening release switch


  • High strength integrated semi frame and monocoque body structure
  • Door impact beams for optimal side protection
  • Driver and front seat passenger airbags and seatbelt load limiters and pre-tensioners
  • Curtain airbags for front and rear passengers
  • Side airbags for front passengers
  • Passenger’s airbag on/off switch
  • Active headrests on front seats
  • Rear parking sensors (EX & ELX)
  • Electronic stability program (ESP) with emergency brake assist, hill start assist (HSA) and active roll-over protection (ARP)
  • Emergency Stop Signal
  • Ventilated front disc brakes
  • Rear disc brakes
  • Door courtesy lamps
  • Immobiliser
  • Intermittent rear wash/wiper
  • Hand-operated parking brake
  • Childproof safety rear door locks
  • Automatic speed-sensing door locks
  • Reminder alarm with speed-sensing for front passenger seatbelts
  • Built-in 3-point rear centre seatbelt
  • Iso-Fix and tether anchorage for child seat
  • Electrochromatic rear view mirror (EX & ELX)
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system


Engine Diesel 2.2L
Driven wheels 2WD AWD
Transmission 6MT 6MT 6AT
Emission Euro 6
Dimensions Overall length mm 4,410
Overall width mm 1,830
Overall height mm 1,675 (1,710 with roof rack)
Wheelbase mm 2,650
Tread Front mm 1,573
Tread Rear mm 1,558
Overhang Front mm 920
Overhang Rear mm 840
Min. clearance mm 180
Min. turning radius m 5.4
Weight Gross vehicle weight Kg 2,180 2,260 2,260
Kerb weight Kg 1,701 1,782 1,797
Gross trailer
Weight Braked
Kg 2,000
Gross trailer
Weight Unbraked
Kg 750
Engine Fuel   Diesel
Fuel tank litre 57
Capacity cc 2,157
Bore x stroke mm 86.2 x 92.4
Compression ratio   15.5 : 1
Number of cylinders   4 in-line
Performance Max. power kW/rpm 130.9/4,000
ps/rpm 178/4,000
Max. torque Nm/rpm 400/1,400~2,800
kg.m/rpm 40.7/1,400~2,800
Max. speed Mph/Km/h 115/185 115/185
CO2 (combined) g/km 139 152 177
Urban Mpg/L/100km 43.5/6.5 39.2/7.2 32.8/8.6
Extra Urban Mpg/L/100km 61.4/4.6 56.5/5.8 49.6/5.7
Combined Mpg/L/100km 53.3/5.3 48.7/5.0 41.5/6.8


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