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 line with its Pure Drive strategy, Nissan continues to innovate to enhance CO2 and fuel efficiency performance to deliver no compromise, real benefits for buyers. As part of this strategy Nissan is introducing a new Pure Drive version of the top selling Nissan Qashqai equipped with a new state-of-the-art 1. 6 Dci motor.
This new motor is the ideal example of Nissan's Pure Drive strategy, replacing the previous 2.0Dci with a more efficient motor that not only provides lower emissions and considerably enhanced levels of fuel efficiency but which provides the same level of performance as the bigger motor.
At the same time, high-tech new features become available on the Nissan Qashqai range, including a new CVT gearbox and, for the first time on a C-segment vehicle, Around View Monitor. AVM uses a series of small cameras located on the look of the car to make parking and manoeuvering as secure as possible by giving the driver a real-time helicopter view of the environment around the vehicle.
The moves will underline Nissan's leadership of the booming Crossover sphere and keep Nissan Qashqai one, or even two, steps ahead of its opposition.