SsangYong is gaining a solid reputation for producing strong, comprehensively equipped and extremely well priced vehicles, and its new Rexton W CSX brings a robust and purposeful contender to the light commercial vehicle sector.
Noted for being a highly competent off-roader, Rexton W is the third iteration of the Rexton, a car that has won customers and admiration around the world. Building on this pedigree, the new car uses a body on frame construction for maximum strength, double wishbone and coil spring suspension to the front, and a five link rigid axle with coil springs at the rear.
Already noted for its great value, high level of equipment, space and 2 tonne towing capability – the Korando SE recently won The Caravan Club Towcar of the Year Award 2014 for vehicles under £16,000 – the car now gets a makeover inside and out, and enhanced driving refinement.
SsangYong will unveil its new SIV-1 (Smart Interface Vehicle) concept model at this year’s Geneva International Motor Show in March. The SIV-1 is a multi interface mid-premium CUV (crossover utility vehicle) concept that defines the brand’s new design philosophy.
The SIV-1 features a Mobile Auto System and four independent bucket seats within a bold and dynamic exterior design that will optimise safety and driving comfort.
Korando Sports brings a new level of refinement to the market place, blending the suspension, engine and cabin finesse of a passenger car, the silhouette, space and seating for five that’s typical of a double cab, and the rugged workmanlike ability of a commercial pick-up.
This new Korando Sports will appeal to those who need a working vehicle, the practicality of 4 wheel drive, the towing capability to haul up to 2.3 tonnes yet also the appointments of a family car. Whether towing a work trailer or horsebox, ferrying the crew to site or the children to school, Korando Sports will meet a range of different demands.
“As you would expect from SsangYong, the new Korando Sports is both keenly priced and comprehensively equipped,” said Paul Williams, CEO of SsangYong Motor UK. “From just £18,295 (incl VAT) you not only get a lot of vehicle for the money, but also a 5 year limitless mileage warranty. SsangYong is the only manufacturer to have that much confidence in its pick-up, which will give customers complete peace of mind.