SsangYong Unveils New Korando C Design in Korea
Ssangyong has revealed the new Korando C at the Seoul Marina in Yeouido. The revised model has undergone a considerable facelift and features a newly designed interior and body as well as other functional adaptations.
The latest Korando C is being billed as an “urban leisure vehicle”, or “ULV”, by the Mahindra-owned car maker. With its new exterior and interior design, Ssangyong hopes the Korando C will be better able to grab a share of the growing compact SUV market.
The design concept of the new Korando C is “Robust Aesthetics from Dynamic Motion”. In the front-end, the new look features projector headlights with a black bezel and LED position lights. The grill is the same colour as the vehicle body along with chrome molding, and the air intake grill is in line with the bumper.
The back-end has also been altered to contribute to the new design. A C-shaped guide light, representing the identity of the new Korando C, has been introduced in the rear combination tail light and the embossing of the Korando C lettering stands out much more.
Underneath, according to Ssangyong’s official figures at least, the powertrain’s efficiency has been improved by up to 8.4% when driving in Eco mode, granting the car a fuel economy of up to 36mpg in 2WD (automatic transmission). The manual transmission model has a fuel economy of nearly 49mpg in 2WD.
Furthermore, Ssangyong claims vibration and noise level has been reduced by up to 10% owing to improvements made in the engine mounting system and increased sub-frame rigidity.
The refreshed Korando will be available in the UK sometime in early 2014.