SsangYong’s pick-up goes undercover

Limited edition Korando Sports DMZ boasts camouflage paintwork


SsangYong has launched a limited edition version of its Korando Sports pick-up, dubbed the DMZ and boasting camouflage paintwork.

The DMZ specification also includes roof rails and 18-inch alloy wheels, and the model is priced at £19,195 plus VAT.

SsangYong offers the mainstream Korando Sports pick-up in three trim levels, S, SX and EX, at prices ranging from £14,495 to £18,195 – the S is claimed to be the lowest-priced double cab pick-up on the market.

SX models add the 18-inch alloy wheels, tinted glass, air conditioning, leather covered steering wheel, remote central locking, an MP3 CD and RDS radio with a USB and auxiliary port and Bluetooth connectivity, along with speed-sensitive power assisted steering.

Leather upholstery features on the EX with heated front seats, a powered driver’s seat, heated, electrically adjustable and power folding door mirrors and rear parking sensors.  A Mercedes-Benz sourced five-speed automatic transmission with cruise control is also available as an option.

All variants are powered by the e-XDi 2.0-litre diesel engine, with 152bhp and peak torque of 266lbft between 1,500rpm and 2,800rpm.

The specification also includes on-demand four-wheel drive, a one-tonne payload and a towing capability of up to 2.7 tonnes, the Korando having a rear load deck of 2.04 square metres, large enough to accommodate a Euro pallet.

According to SsangYong Motor UK CEO Paul Williams, customer demand has driven the availability of the special edition; “The DMZ is a bit of fun – we ordered a short run initially but they were instantly snapped up by our dealers, so we think it could prove particularly popular with owner drivers.”

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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