SsangYong’s Korando goes commercial


SsangYong is relaunching its Korando light commercial model, with a two-wheel-drive version available alongside the 4×4 variant.

The LCV model is going on sale at prices from £12,995 plus VAT for the 2WD Korando CS, from £14,295 for the CSX with torque-on-demand all-wheel-drive.

In light commercial form the van is effectively the Korando car with its rear windows turned completely opaque and the rear seats replaced by a loadspace which offers a 1,312 litre load volume.

The load deck length measures up at 152.5cm, with 96.5cm between the wheel arches.  The Korando will carry a 433kg payload, and pull a 2-tonne trailer.

SsangYong says that its LCV will be ideal as a small delivery van, a go-anywhere vehicle for service engineers or any business use that needs off-road ability.

In addition to the 2WD variant, changes over the previous Korando LCV include exterior styling upgrades ranging across a slimmer black mesh radiator grille, projection headlights and daytime running lights.

The interior is reworked too, with the most notable change a completely new dash.


Power comes from the 2-litre four-cylinder turbodiesel engine of 147bhp and 266lbft of torque. CO2 emissions are 147g/km for the CS and 157g/km for the CSX.

SsangYong Motor UK CEO Pau Williams describes the Korando commercial as an honest, reliable and highly capable LCV, that will outclass many more expensive rivals”.

“Highly competitively priced, extremely well equipped and backed by a 5 year limitless mileage warranty, SsangYong is the only manufacturer to have that much confidence in its commercial vehicles to give its customers this level of reassurance,” Williams adds.

Andrew Charman
Andrew Charman
Andrew is the News and Road Test Editor for The Van Expert. He is a member of the Guild of Motoring Writers, and has been testing and writing about new cars and vans for more than 20 years, and attends many new model launches each year.

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