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28th October 2008 Print
SsangYong dealers are offering Rodius 270 S models with free accessory upgrades worth up to £2,200 – but you need to be quick as there are only 40 of them.

The upgrade includes alloy wheels and roof mounted DVD player to keep the passengers happy, and some also get a touch-screen satellite navigation system.

The Rodius 270 S is already great value at only £14,995, and seats seven with ample luggage capacity. Standard equipment includes ABS, remote keyless entry, speed-sensing door locks, climate control and Kenwood audio system. It is also hugely practical with multiple seat variations and useful extras such as two 12V DC power outlets.

New SsangYong Tyre Programme

SsangYong distributor Koelliker UK (KUK) has launched a new tyre programme designed to give dealers the tools to retain customers for replacement tyre business, rather than losing them to fast-fit outlets.

Tyres are commonly the first components to wear on a vehicle, yet consumers tend to look outside of franchised dealer networks for replacement and while-you-wait fitting. SsangYong dealers are now fighting back, offering competitive and fast service for all makes of vehicle, with customers benefiting from very competitive prices and the best possible service.

Even Lower Motability deposits

Customer deposits on SsangYongs obtained through the Motability scheme have been reduced. The deposit required for a Rodius 270 S is now only £2,997 and is highly rated for value in Motability’s large MPV category.
The lowest deposit for a Kyron is £3,354 and for a Rexton, £6,827.

Ssangyong Supports The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award in Northern Ireland

Earlier this year, when 100 young people in Northern Ireland travelled to Hillsborough Castle to receive their Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award in the presence of His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh, SsangYong also presented the keys to three new vehicles - a Rexton and two seven-seat Rodius models.

Prince Philip accepted the keys from SsangYong marketing director, Nigel Unwin. Since then the Rexton has covered almost 10,000 miles largely within Northern Ireland, helping the Northern Ireland director Eric Rainey to promote the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Programme throughout the Province. Jokingly Prince Philip commented: “this vehicle is much too big for him”.

Since then, the Rexton has spent much of its time loaded to the roof with display materials and promotional backdrops for Northern Ireland’s Silver Award Ceremonies.

The Rodius vehicles have been used by groups undertaking award activities, particularly the expedition section where their comfort, space and ‘rugged nature’ makes them ideal for travel to wild country areas for expedition training and final ventures. Not only have they been superbly comfortable, but they have been able to transport expedition gear including tents and rucksacks in a way that a smaller vehicle could never do. As with the Rexton, they have now travelled many miles.

Eric Rainey said: “These vehicles represent a tremendous ‘in kind’ support to the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. As a charity they represent a huge saving on a budget which could never have afforded to purchase them. The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award deeply appreciates the support of Ssangyong and distributors, Koelliker UK.

“The wording on the side of the vehicles ‘Ssangyong – It Works for Me’ says it all. That statement has been certainly proved for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award this year to the benefit of hundreds of young people across the total community.“

New SsangYong European Office

Earlier this year, SsangYong announced that it was investing over €1.9 billion on 20 new models on five different platforms, between 2009 and 2014. The range will include diesel hybrid technology, and many of the new models are destined for Europe.

Reflecting SsangYong Motor Company’s commitment to expansion and greater customer choice in Europe, the South Korean company has opened its first dedicated European office in Madrid, Spain. The SsangYong Europe office will conduct research, identify trends and analyse customer demand as well as providing the factory with information on technical and environmental issues and regulations.

It will also co-operate with European distributors on marketing initiatives and building the SsangYong brand. Last year, SsangYong opened a new 11,000 m² European Parts Centre at Breda in the Netherlands.