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2014 SsangYong Korando

The 2014 SsangYong Korando is simply a revised version of the compact SUV that was first seen in 2011. As part of a mid-life, face-lift, the car has been upgraded.

The new design and quality of materials used altogether bring refined improvement.

Expected to be released in the next few months, an Australian distributor said this car will not be seen in showrooms before first quarter of year 2014.

Specifications

General Info
Vehicle Type: SUV Base Price: NA
Fuel Tank Capacity: 15.1 gals (57 L) Miles Per Gallon: 31 city / 49 hwy*
Dimensions*
Length: 173.6 in. (441 cm) Wheel Base: 104.3 in. (265 cm)
Height: 65.9 in. (167.5 cm) Width: 72.0 in. (183 cm)
Curb Weight: 3507 lbs (1591 kg) Ground Clearance: 7.1 in. (18.0 cm)
Luggage Capacity: NA Maximum Seating: 5 people
Performance
Engine: Inline 4 DOHC Displacement: 1998 cc
Horsepower: 148 HP Max RPM: 3400-4000 RPM
Torque: 266 lb-ft @1500-2800 rpm Transmission: 6-Speed Manual
Towing Capacity: 4409 lbs (2000 kg) Maximum Speed: 112 mph (180 km/h)

* FWD Diesel specs

Engine

The powertrain of new SsangYong is expected to remain the same. The new Korando will either have a 2.0 liter, inline 4 engine that brings you 148 horsepower along with 266 lbs ft or torque; or the 2.0 liter turbo diesel engine that produces 147 horsepower.

Both engines produce 266 lb ft torque. Entry-level models are front-wheel drive although there is an option for a 4-wheel drive. The 4-wheel is the front-wheel drive in a normal road driving and sends torque only when required.

Exterior

The Korando has a revised grille with an added upper chrome strip. The front bumper has been restyled with round fog lights.

Larger, squarer headlights are used that provide a new lighting cluster that include LED day-time running lights. The car's tail-lights have likewise been modified.

Interior

Inside, the cabin of the compact 5-seater has been refreshed as compared to the previous model. It comes with a new dashboard, angular air-vents, with an extended center console highlighted by a brand new touch-screen.

Adding to its character, chrome and glass black trim accents have been used.

The car features 50/50 diff lock as a standard and the company boasts of decent-ramp angles and ride-height clearance for those who dare to venture off-road.

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