New platform, new layout, new motor - the new SsangYong Korando brings an completely fresh approach to the crossover sphere.
Introducing a number of significant firsts for SsangYong, the SsangYong Korando is ready to take a bold step into one of the most buoyant sectors of the European vehicle sphere. Merging the low running costs and dynamic features of a traditional family hatchback with the visual appeal, adventurous spirit and rough-road capability of an SUV, the SsangYong Korando is aimed at the heart of the crossover sphere.
With the focus on class and desirability, the SsangYong Korando has been developed and jointly designed in Europe by renowned stylist Giorgetto Giugiaro. With one of the most famous names in auto layout behind it, the new SsangYong Korando takes on a modern, stylish SUV shape reflecting the rugged appeal that lies at the heart of today's SsangYong Motor Company.
Looking outside of Europe, the SsangYong Korando make is already one of the strongest in the SUV sphere. Indeed, SsangYong Korando is listed in the Korean Guinness Book of World Records as the country's longest surviving auto make. With its roots stretching as far rear as 1974, the SsangYong Korando started a new chapter in Korean vehicle making as the first-ever self-developed four-wheel-drive model to come from the country in 1983. The next significant evolution in 1996 was the adoption of Mercedes-Benz diesel technology when the third generation model was presented.
In 2010, a revolutionary new Hyundai Tucson joins the quickly evolving Hyundai offering line. The sleek crossover from Hyundai, with its athletic European layout, strikes a stark contrast from its predecessor and enhances in each functional space, from its roomier cab with extra trunk room to its leap in fuel efficiency and technology. Hyundai Tucson features the company's Fluidic Sculpture layout language and is the first car in Hyundai's 24/7 version 2. 0offering initiative (seven all-new models by the end of 2011).
The all-new Hyundai Tucson is the first Hyundai CUV (crossover Utility Vehicle) to be developed and engineered in Europe at Hyundai's Frankfurt-based layout and technical centers. It features precedent-setting engineering including advanced weight saving technology and the eco-efficient Theta II 2. 4-liter four-cylinder motor delivering up to 31 mpg on the highway. True to Hyundai form, the Hyundai Tucson applies life-saving security technologies as traditional equipment while product, for the first time, Downhill Brake Control (DBC) and Hillstart Assist Control (HAC). Likewise, to keep its passengers informed and convenient Hyundai Tucson integrates Hyundai's first panoramic sunroof, touch-screen navigation and a Bluetooth hands-free phone system.
Key attributes of Hyundai's Fluidic Sculpture layout philosophy are the athleticism and sophistication that Hyundai Tucson demonstrates via its flowing lines, full surfaces and muscular presence. This athletic layout language is highlighted by bold, dynamic graphic components such as the new Hyundai family hexagonal front grille, aggressive lower air intake, sculptured hood creases, swept rear headlights, sleek greenhouse and wraparound taillights. Chrome grille accents and door handles lend sophistication to the top-of-the-line Hyundai Tucson Limited.
Conceived in a global collaboration among Hyundai's U. , Korean and European advanced offering groups, with layout execution led by the Frankfurt studio, the new Hyundai Tucson was designed as an urban cruiser. It is tough and compact for life in the city, yet sleek and agile for out-of-town travel.