Celebrated as Korea’s longest surviving nameplate, the Korando name was first introduced to the South Korean public in 1983 to much critical acclaim. In the years that followed the original model was re-released a number of times, undergoing a series of drastic aesthetical and design improvements. The newest installment aimed for release in 2020, plays on the excellent reputation that the model has achieved through SsangYong’s historic pursuit of continuous vehicle improvement.
The new Korando SUV model features a matured exterior design, developed with prominent features, such as its front sleek headlights and hard-hitting grille, each of which helps complement the vehicle’s fierce natural body. The vehicle boasts a steady and resilient natural feel, showing off through its exterior profile and rear. Instantly recognizable as a solid, able, and secure vehicle the entire exterior of the Korando shows its competitors exactly how to portray the image of a durable and capable SUV.
The 2020 model’s interior features have been uniquely constructed with the aim of driver comfort, safety, and satisfaction. Offering a longer wheelbase from the previous model the 2020 Korando provides its driver and passengers with improved leg and headroom for both front and rear seats, as an improved rear loading space with 551 liters of storage when the rear seats are up and 1,248 litres with the rear seats folded.
With newer models, comes, of course, an enhanced lineup of updated technical features, the Korando boasts an exclusive Advanced Emergency Braking System (AEBS), operated through a camera and radar setup, ready to apply automatic braking in case of an emergency. The vehicle also comes equipped with both Lane Keep Assist features as well as Driver Attention Alert systems in an effort to further assist the driver and provide peace of mind.
The improvements done to the newest model have attracted the attention of many global institutions and vehicle industry professionals. With a consensus of positive feedback and appraisal on the newest model of the Korando, SsangYong has continued to ensure their upwards projection into the global market on the basis of smart technologic decisions and continued improvements on their vehicles.
The improvements shown in the model quickly made a global impact. The international positive appraisal of the new vehicle within the halls of the Geneva Motor Show has echoed back to Ireland, where SsangYong Automotive Ireland Ltd., is actively prepping for the arrival of the new Korando, scheduled for release in January 2020.