SsangYong Kyron | Auto Express

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By compact SUV standards, new Kyron lacks both refinement and ride quality, the styling is challenging to say the least. the car is practical and generously equipped, and the well built. The Kyron is off-road, too, making it a workhorse that#039;s certainly

Due here in February, it’s as the most important car the firm produce this decade. two and four-wheel-drive versions available, pitched as a genuine off-roader and to rival the Nissan X-Trail and RAV4.

As with the rest of the SsangYong the Kyron makes an immediate Not only is the five-seater big, but also distinctive. Designed by a Ken Greenley, it’s simply although the rear is undeniably and the bodywork top-heavy.

Darker metallic colours the car best, disguising the challenging

Happily, the benefits of the high are realised inside, where is plenty of headroom. Disappointingly, legroom is no better than although at 625 litres the boot is

The 2.0-litre diesel engine 141bhp and a healthy 310Nm of However, as the Kyron weighs two sparkling performance is traded for mid-range pull. But you’ll to make the most of the five-speed to ensure the turbo is always otherwise you’ll quickly run out of

In fact, it’s a measure of the box that the Mercedes sourced auto offers better 0-62mph in 14.2 seconds, than 16.2 seconds, to shorter ratios. Predictably, the unit is less efficient 33.6mpg against 36.7mpg.

But while gearchanges are smooth, the is not quiet, particularly under In fact, it’s noisy at all And the bad news doesn’t end there: the settings are soft and the Kyron into corners and dives braking.

Even the ride is unimpressive – the separate leads to a ‘juddering’ effect rippled surfaces and bumps. is particularly noticeable in SX models 18-inch wheels, though lesser variants are rarely smooth.

Off-road, the Kyron is a much appealing machine, thanks to its and extremely capable chassis. even offers a sophisticated Descent Control, while the four-wheel-drive system copes

The maker expects the £18,995 SE, four-wheel drive, to be the best It adds ESP, curtain leather seats and climate Ultimately, the car is some distance being a class leader, but can be fewer surefire ways of noticed!

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