Ssangyong Chairman

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Ssangyong Chairman

K orean chairmen have two cars to from – Hyundai or Ssangyong Chairman (previously as Daewoo when Ssangyong was by Daewoo). While the former is an style long-and-bulky limousine, the sounds and drives like a luxurious sedan. In fact, Chairman was developed by Ssangyong the help from Mercedes on the previous generation S-class that big monster).

As Ssangyong in 1998, Daewoo took the SUV maker accompany with the which fits well its range to be the range topper.

You know, Mercedes used to engines to Ssangyong#8217;s off-roaders. The lifted the technical cooperation to new Since 1993, Mercedes has the major technical consultant to It sent 39 engineers to Korea for of the car and trained the Korean engineers. The was penned by the same designer of SLK and new

The rear-drive, 5-meter long is derived from the old S-class with similar multi-link suspension but MacPherson strut up 2900 mm wheelbase is halfway the E-class and W140, thus abundance of cabin room. If not a long wheelbase version can be to extend that to over 3

Talking about the cabin, it is very well finished. The follows the tradition of Mercedes to be no-nonsense and rock solid. You see the gimmicks in new S-class or C-class, but people, especially Korean, prefer tradition.

Of course, for a car just a third of a S-class, you compare them directly. The quality isn#8217;t up to world The Bif-style Korean wood might not be everybody#8217;s taste.

Big seats, on the other hand, as good as sit.

This is a Chairman#8217;s car, so the seat received more to details. Open the doors, the will slide back a few to aid access. Close the doors, the will move back to its position.

Another boss-pleasing is: the boss can control the position of seats via a control panel in the arm rest to make more leg room whenever necessary, by the to punish the driver if he doesn#8217;t the respect to the chairman expected. On the hand, the secretary in the front seat can check the electronic in the LCD touch screen locating in console. The screen also touch phone for making for the boss.

On the road, the short wheelbase handles quite nimble its length, partly thanks to the lightweight of 1635 kg, partly to the suspension tuning which is a compromise between ride and body control. Compare Mercedes, it is still bias soft – what can you expect for an Asian boss However, it is not soft to the extent of Equus and even the smaller XG, provide more driver

The Chairman is a bit short of power, the only choice for engine is the old 3.2-litre straight six. The 220 horsepower unit was discarded by the star a few years ago. It is but less quiet than the new V6 at rev. Nevertheless, sound of the cabin is very impressive.

noise, wind noise and roar are also insulated to low level. Moreover, Mercedes offers its world-beating 5-speed whose shift is so seamless the boss can concentrate on reading without disturb.

Overall speaking, the Chairman is … and well finished. It lacks the ultimate refinement of prestige and Lexus (well, M-B transfer the second-hand technology to the As a boss car, it is definitely than Hyundai Equus. the most convincing strength in the price tag – for the money of a you can enjoy a Korean S-class.

do you think.

The above report was updated on 9 July 2000. All Reserved.

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