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SsangYong Korando

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First generation Edit

The production of Jeeps built under the Korando name in started in 1983 by Geohwa Company. [3] In 1985, Geohwa was taken over by Dong-A Motor, SsangYong ‘s predecessor. In 1986, when the SsangYong Group took over Dong-A Motor, its name was changed to the SsangYong Motor Company and began to export the jeeps to Japan and in 1988 to Europe. [4]. The Korando was outwardly similar to the Jeep CJ-7.

A 9-seat extended version was also available called the Korando K9. [5] Production ended in 1996.

Fourth generation Edit

SsangYong Korando rear

The fourth generation Korando, codenamed the SsangYong C200 [12] is began production in late 2010. [13] It is to be the first car to be released as part of SsangYong’s revised lineup. [14] It is smaller than its rivals, the Hyundai ix35 and Kia Sportage. The decision to name the C200 the Korando was done so by SsangYong importers. [15] The car will be sold in Russia as the SsangYong New Actyon . [16]

Features Edit

The fourth generation Korando was released with only 6-speed manual transmission, however an automatic transmission, is being developed by the Australian company, Drivetrain Systems International. It is also to be offered as a two-wheel-drive or four-wheel-drive from launch. Its combined fuel consumption is 7.3L/100#160;km and acceleration from 0–100#160;km takes approximately 10 seconds. [17] The engine available upon release is, a 2.0 liter turbodiesel producing 175 horsepower but a petrol engine is expected to be introduced too. [18]

The Korando comes with 6 airbags as standard, giving the car a 5-star EuroNCAP rating. The trunk is 480 liters however this can be expanded to 1300 liters when the seats are folded down. [19]

Reception Edit

The new Korando was well received from a design perspective, with many reviewers noting design improvements over previous models, with critics calling it a huge improvement over ugly previous efforts like the Rodius . Interior space too, was praised, as was the all-new monocoque chassis. However, the engine and gearbox received mixed reviews, with some reviewers criticizing the engine for not utilizing its full potential at low speeds and being harsh at high speeds and the gearbox for having awkwardly spaced gear ratios and for amplifying the poorness of the engine, others commended the engine for having strong pulling power and the gearbox for having well spaced ratios. [20] [21] [22]

Concept models Edit

Since 2008, five concept cars (some named C200) have been unveiled:

The C200 Eco made its debut at the 2009 Seoul Motor Show. It is a hybrid which uses both a diesel engine and an electric one (powered by a 340 volt battery). It also uses a stop-start system which shuts off the engine during stops.

Fuel saving will be around 25%. [25] The interior features a green trim and an airy cabin.

Launched at the 2010 Busan International Motor Show, the new Korando EV was a fully electric version of the Korando C. [27] It has a top speed of 150#160;km/h, and a range of 180#160;km. [28]

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