SsangYong Korando Review Autocar

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SsangYong Korando review

launched in 2010, the Korando a significant step forward in pursuit of a better reputation buyers.

Road tester

If you a durable, cost-effective 4WD that can tow then the Korando could be considering

A facelift for 2014 the Korando inside and out without tampering with the established The front end, already a effort, receives a generic swapping out headlights, grille and air for those of a slightly different


LED daytime running lights now but overall the impression is still of an modern-looking crossover with about it to stick permanently in the

The interior is slightly less but only because it comes clad in the kind of cheap which cannot otherwise a home in this class. The dashboard makes ergonomic although it hasn’t lost any of its

On the plus side, the Korando large storage bins, and rake adjustment for the steering and generous equipment levels on models. It is also competitive on space; offering decent leg and for rear passengers, and acceptable space.

The 2.0-litre turbodiesel motor, by the company independently, is carried and offered in two variants. The more 173bhp version remains exclusively up to a six-speed automatic, and is by awkwardly spaced gear that tend to leave the floundering beneath its limited range.

The lesser 147bhp offered with a six-speed actually delivers the same ft over a wider band, and solving the unit’s obvious or vocal character, is the better of the two to with.

Dynamically, the Korando remains to the more disappointing end of the compact market. Driven back to with another Ssangyong, and the of a monocoque body can make it almost revelatory, but against rivals its pitch and roll are obviously untidy.

Things helped by a sterile electric steering system that to convey a disconcerting elasticity the dead-ahead. The ride comfort is and there’s a revised front and new engine mounts to improve but the driving appeal is limited.

The car’s trump card, as it is, is low-cost all-wheel-drive usability. models are front-wheel drive, but is the option of four-wheel drive for under £20k.

Like of its direct competitors (and the rest of SsangYong’s range ) the is front-wheel drive in normal driving, only sending rearwards when required.

It features a 50/50 diff as standard, and decent ramp and ride height clearance for wishing to venture off-road. A mileage warranty will no sweeten the deal for some while a decent braked weight may also prove for those with hefty to lug.

However, the Korando is hardly in adopting a cost effective to all-wheel drive. The Dacia is significantly cheaper than the and a good deal more in its own rudimentary take on crossover

Even those above the starting price are not too far distant to the intense competition guaranteed by a growth market.

Until can make the kind of two-generation that has so far characterised its Korean impressive recent success, the is doomed to languish at a level (and surpassed) by others time ago.

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