SsangYong’s pick-up goes ton-up


SsangYong has increased the payload capacity of its Korando Sports pick-up to over a tonne.

The new version can now carry loads of up to 1,050kg, thanks to uprated progressive springs in the multi-link rear suspension – the Korando being the only pick-up with a multi-link setup.

Other practical aspects of the Korando Sports pick-up includes a Euro pallet-sized load deck of 2.04 square metres, with a liner and anchor points, and a towing capacity of 2.7 tonnes.

The cabin accommodates five and amongst the equipment are air conditioning and Bluetooth connectivity.

Power comes from a 2.0-litre Euro 5 diesel engine of 153bhp and 266lbft of torque on offer between 1500 and 2800rpm.

The Korando Sports costs from £14,995 plus VAT and includes a five-year warranty. SX models include 16-inch alloy wheels, tinted glass, air conditioning, a leather covered steering wheel, remote central locking, Kenwood MP3 CD & RDS radio with a USB & auxiliary port and speed-sensitive power assisted steering.

EX models, at £2,000 more than the SX, gain 18-inch alloy wheels, leather upholstery, heated front seats, powered driver’s seat, heated, electrically adjustable and power folding door mirrors and rear parking sensors.

A six-speed automatic transmission with cruise control is also available as an option on the EX, at £1,500 extra.

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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