The C-Segment SUV is set to compete with the likes of Tucson from fellow Korean maker Hyundai and Sportage from Kia while the Honda CR-V and Renault Koleos too are expected to be involved. Compared to the concept version, the production model might not be as ‘cool’ looking but it does come with some very nice stuff though.

It comes with the new e-XDi200 engine that gets you up to about 173 horses and 360Nm of torque. This is where the car only uses about 6.0 liters of diesel per 100kilometers while emission of CO2 is at 157g/km. This is pretty much standard considering that it is a turbo diesel powered engine which is Euro 6 compliant and you could also choose between the 6 speed gearbox that comes with either automatic or manual transmission. In addition to that, you can also choose between the all wheel or front wheel drive systems as well.

Where this is concerned, the all wheel drive system will power up the front wheels and whenever needed the rear wheels will be activated. According to Ssangyong, there are 2 more engines currently planned for production at a later stage which is the petrol version as well as a smaller capacity diesel one.

It also comes with a MacPherson struts in front and its rear is held up by a multi-link suspension system. The car was designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro, who if you haven’t already know is one of the most established Italian automobile designer involved with many supercars and was the Car Designer of the Century back in 1999. This model is launched at a timely situation where they are planning to capitalize on the fast growing European SUV market that accounts for more than half there and with the Korando, it might just be the answer to the company’s current problems and lift them to the green again.

 

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