Korean car company SsangYong has unveiled the facelifted SsangYong Korando.
It describes the refreshed model as offering ‘the practicality and convenience of an SUV and the creature comforts of a saloon car’.
Initially available in front wheel drive only, an all wheel drive model will follow.
SsangYong says the interior has been greatly enhanced, with new soft touch materials throughout.
It adds that piano and wood-grain details have been added, along with ‘swirling curves and angular shapes’ which ‘combine to give the dash and door panels a distinctly modern feel’.
SsangYong says that there’s enough shoulder room in the back for three adults to travel ‘in complete comfort’.
Rear passenger comfort is also improved by the lack of a transmission tunnel, meaning more legroom for the centre passenger. The seat backs can also be reclined up to 17.5 degrees.
The rear seats also fold completely flat to further increase the cargo space in the boot. It also accommodates a space saver spare wheel and there’s underfloor storage for valuables.
Although the upgraded model carries the same 2.0-litre 149ps diesel engine of old, SsangYong says that noise reduction has been greatly improved to make for a ‘more refined driving experience’.
A new range of colours is now available, including Sunrise Red and Cosmic Blue.
The new SsangYong Korando comes in two trims – ES and EL.
Standard features in the ES trim include cruise control, Bluetooth, heated front seats, leather steering wheel and gear knob, and electric windows.
Move up to the EL trim and you also get Rear Parking Sensors, roof rails, a rear spoiler and an ECM auto dip rear view mirror.
Prices start from from €25,995.
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