SsangYong Korando: two new engines

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SsangYong has revealed more details about its crossover Korando, more specifically the introduction of new petrol and petrol-LPG units: the first one will be a 2.0-litre 4-cylinder engine delivering 149 hp with 197 Nm of maximum torque, while the second uses the same engine but with an output of 147 hp. Maximum speed will be 163 km/h for both versions, that are homologated to the Euro 5 standards.

The equipment of this crossover in its ‘C’ configuration includes roof rails, 16″ alloy wheels, fog lights, audio system with controls at the steering wheel, Bluetooth connectivity, trip computer, cruise control, electric heated wing mirrors, tinted windows, parking sensors, steering wheel and a leather-coated shift knob. As for safety, the Korando got the whole lot: ABS, ESP, ARP, FTCS, EBD, BAS as well as six airbags, active headreasts and Isofix attachments for child seats.

The hybrid variant of the SsangYong Korando uses a quite peculiar LPG injection system that was developed with BRC and allows for better efficiency and performance, making almost imperceptible the transition between the two power sources, while the presence of the gas tank does not affect the original load capacity of the model. According to the South Korean carmaker, the dual power system allows to save up to 1 euro per liter over the petrol-only variant, with emissions of 168 g/km (versus 175 g/km) and with a range that is something like 650 miles longer (1046 km). Pretty interesting indeed, check it out in the above video and in our 97-pic stong photo gallery.

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