Ready to roll - SsangYong gets set to launch
The new SsangYong Korando crossover officially goes on sale in the UK on Monday 3rd October, and ahead of its national launch dealers were invited to attend a conference and collect their demonstrators.
Paul Williams, CEO, and Steve Gray, marketing and communications director of SsangYong Motor UK presented the network with final details of the launch, and were also joined by senior managers from SsangYong Motor Company in Korea.
Joining the franchise and attending their first network meeting were directors from four new dealers: Unity Automotive, Peterborough; Hares of Rustington, Sussex; Mark Campbell Motors, Breaston, Derbyshire, and Graham P Chatham, Edinburgh.
SsangYong UK model line-up from launch
Korando - This all new crossover model which was designed in Europe by Giugiaro for Europe, is available in three trim levels - S, ES and EX, with the choice of two wheel drive and four wheel drive, and manual and automatic transmission. Prices start from £16,995.
Rexton - The seven seat Rexton off-roader is available as the 270 S with manual or automatic transmission, and 270 EX with automatic transmission as standard. On the road prices start from £19,995.
A commercial variant, the Rexton CS is also available with two seats, a 2.2 cubic metre load area and either manual or automatic transmission. Prices start from £16,339 (excluding VAT and on the road charges).
Rodius - The seven seat Rodius MPV is available as the 270 S manual, the 270 ES with a choice of either manual or automatic transmission, and the top specification 270 EX with all-wheel drive and automatic transmission. All models have seven seats as standard and a generous luggage area, and on the road prices start from just £14,995.
Further new models will be announced in 2012.