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2020 SsangYong Korando SUV

2020 SsangYong Korando SUV

Ssangyong’s Korando is a stylish SUV that has just had a fine makeover.  This upgraded version is nice on the eyes and has all of the right credentials to make anyone on the lookout for a small/medium SUV very happy.  You wouldn’t call it a hard-core off-road SUV, but it’ll comfortably tackle backroads, light off-roading and picnic areas in combination with curb hopping on the school run.  With an impressive engine and five-star safe the 2020 Ssangyong Korando is ready for the taking.

Diesel powered, the ELX and Ultimate Korando models make use of a very nice, smooth and powerful new 1.6-litre turbo-diesel with 324 Nm of torque blended with a peak output of 100 kW.  The lusty power makes for smooth open road cruising, and with the nice smooth 6-speed auto getting about town and city is a breeze.  You can expect excellent fuel economy, with a combined cycle pretty close to 6 litres/100 km or less.  You can easily tow a fully laden trailer up to 2-tonnes in weight with the new Korando, so if you need a small SUV that can tow then this should be high on your list of go-tos.  It is a class leader in this respect.

All Korando models can also be had with the peppy new 1.5-litre turbo petrol engine.  In this form you get 120 kW of power at 5,500 rpm, and pulling power that equates to 280 Nm of torque between 1,500-4,000 rpm.  You should get around 8-litres/100 km fuel economy, and you get the choice of a 6-speed manual as standard or an optional 6-speed auto to run with.

The Ssangyong Korando really is a well sorted SUV that rides pretty well around choppy city streets and canters around our motorways.  The stiffened chassis is also better suited to quicker high speed action.  The sturdy build quality shines through on the way it rides in an unfazed, balanced manner.  Diesel engine noise is very well muted, with a gravely tone reserved for quick overtaking and hard acceleration.

2020 SsangYong Korando Ultimate Interior

Cabin space is great for a small SUV, and there is no shortage of storage space and electronic power points.  Electric windows, automatic air-conditioning and a decent sound system go a long way to making a long journey enjoyable.  It’s a well-equipped vehicle that has been laid out nicely with plenty of fine trimmings and style.

Seat comfort and space is excellent, and the cabin has an upmarket feel.  The dash is dominated by glossy black surfaces and you get a great atmosphere at night with the Korando’s choices of mood lighting.  An 8 or 9-inch touchscreen gives you access to all of the new Korando’s infotainment technology.  Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard, while Spotify, satellite navigation and phone connections are all available.  The 10.25-inch digital driver’s display on the Ultimate model is superb.

But, back to seat comfort: front seat occupants get loads of comfort and space, and the driver has plenty of seat and steering wheel adjustment for getting the right fit happening.  But if you head to the back seat the space and comfort remains superb.  This is one of the SUVs on the market that boasts genuine comfort for three adults across the back seat, so note here another big selling point.  The rear seats are also reclining, as well as being split folding for more options for carrying cargo.  Leather seats with accented stitching looks really classy and is available on premium models.

Boot space with the rear seats upright is very good for its class (551 litres), and once the powered tailgate has opened fully (Ultimate)you have a really handy loading space with a flat lip for easy access.  Fold the rear seats completely flat and the cargo space grows to 1248 litres.

The new Ssangyong Korando boasts a lot more new hidden camera technology to aid safe driving, so things like automatic braking, a reversing camera and blind spot monitoring are all part of the new Korando package.  LED headlight technology ensures that you are seen by other road users, and a five-star safety result is all the proof in the pudding you’ll need for enjoying peace-of-mind motoring.

So the 2020 Ssangyong Korando kicks things off with the EX model where you can only get with the 1.5-litre turbo petrol engine.  Here the snazzy-looking Korando sits on 17-inch alloy wheels, boasts a rear fog lamp and even has projector levelling headlights as standard.  An 8-inch touchscreen, smart audio system with DAB, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto boasts six-speaker sound.  Power windows, smart fabric seats and a sliding front centre armrest is also part of the well-equipped EX package.

Get yourself into the ELX Korando and you get a few more things like: a set of 18-inch diamond cut alloy wheels, LED daytime running lights, a leather steering wheel, front and rear parking sensors, blind spot detection (BSD), rear cross traffic alert (RCTA), lane change assist (LCA) and smart keys.

2020 SsangYong Korando Ultimate

Top of the 2020 Ssangyong Korando range is the Ultimate model where all the bells and whistles exist.  You get to enjoy a set of stylish 19-inch diamond cut alloy wheels, privacy glass rear windows, LED front fog lamps, a sunroof, a powered tailgate, rain sensing front wipers, a heated leather steering wheel, an electric park brake, dual-zone climate control, a full colour 10.25 LCD digital driver’s dash cluster, adaptive cruise control (ACC) and a tyre pressure monitoring system.

South Korea has done it again; they’ve provided us with a top notch SUV that’s easy to live with and light on the pocket.  The fourth generation SsangYong Korando comes recommended and boasts a 7-year/unlimited km warranty.

2020 SsangYong Korando SUV

The 2020 SsangYong Korando models include the:

  • Korando EX
  • Korando ELX
  • Korando Ultimate

For any more information on the new SsangYong Korando or, for that matter, any other new car, contact one of our friendly consultants on 1300 303 181.  If you’d like some fleet discount pricing (yes even for private buyers!), we can submit vehicle quote requests out to our national network of SsangYong dealers and come back with pricing within 24 hours.  Private Fleet – car buying made easy!