Car reviews - SsangYong - Korando - SX 5-dr wagon
SsangYong Korando is spacious and well-equipped, ride could be better
24 Mar 2011
FORGET those hulking off-roaders with fat, whining tyres, stubbly aerial growth and the silhouette of a Queenslander.
The compact SUV segment attracts far more sophisticated clientele more interested in a broad-shouldered station wagon that sits just a little higher than the rest of the traffic and is usually – but not necessarily - fitted with all-wheel drive.
To that end, SsangYong has varied its tough 4WD menu and has added its own decaf soy latte, the Korando - an attractive, car-like compact SUV.
The question you have to pose is, does the new Korando have enough substance beneath its pretty face to give it legitimacy in what is now a highly competitive segment with many entrenched, well-regarded competitors?
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SsangYong KorandoReleased: May 2004
Ended: June 2007
Family Tree: Korando
THE third-generation SsangYong Korando – a re-working of the second generation – reintroduced the Korando nameplate to this country in May 2004 as the Korean brand made yet another foray into the Australian market.
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