The SsangYong Korando comes to light earlier than at the Geneva Motor Show
The fourth generation of SsangYong Korando It was a before and after for the model and the brand. First, it was the first to have a monocoque chassis that gave it greater rigidity and better dynamic behavior. However, for quality overall, mechanical tact and possibilities for equipment lagged behind its rivals. Even so, his deliveries have been remarkable, remaining on sale since 2011.
However, the time passes inexorably and the Korando was not going to be immune to the. Therefore, those responsible for SsangYong had been developing their fifth generation for some time. For the fifth installment they promised an important quantitative and qualitative jump with respect to the outgoing, and in view of what has been seen, they seem to have met. At least, that is what emerges from the first images that have been broadcast in South Korea.
The new Korando launches a less baroque design
The design of the new > SsangYong Korando has evolved accurately. The designers have been inspired by the lines that make up the new Rexton or e-SIV Concept. Thus, we have optical groups that include Full LED technology. The grill also changes, being now more discreet and small. Finally, the bumper includes a larger air inlet and places the daytime driving light at the ends.
The side view becomes more dynamic, showing more marked tension lines on the wheel arches. The fall of the roof becomes more pronounced by joining a more contained glazed area, gives the feeling of being in front of a SUV coupe . Finally, the rear has a Full LED optical groups that bite the gate that gives access to the trunk. This, has a chrome band that joins the headlights and gives more packaging to its vertical lines.
Technological and refined interior
If we go inside, we will discover that the new SsangYong Korando has evolved exponentially. He wants to leave behind the "normal" materials to start using leather and aluminum finished fixtures. In dashboard draws attention to the 10.25-inch touch screen for the infotainment system. The instrument panel becomes digital configurable and comes alive through a digital screen with 9 inches.
The technology and active driving aids occupy deserve a separate. Thus, the new Korando releases elements such as emergency braking or active speed control among others. All this, will serve so that the five occupants that fit inside travel with the maximum level of comfort. In addition, the trunk of 551 liters can accommodate your belongings without limitation.
Finally, it's time to talk about your mechanical range strong>. For now there are no official data, but it is understood that it will have versions gasoline, LPG and diesel . In the first case we could meet the new 1.5 liter Turbo and diesel to the revised D16T. For the GLP version there is still no associated mechanics, although you could use the 1.5 Turbo block. However, the official presentation of the new SsangYong Korando will take place at the Geneva Motor Show .