SsangYong Korando 2.0 Sport GT 2013 review: Overview of the SUV.Â spite of the economic crisis is affecting both the automotive sector still today, as SsangYong manufacturers have gone ahead with all projects and renewal for each of their models.Â Riskier bets usually have good rewards and it is certain that the South Korean firm is getting survive thanks to models likeÂ the new Korando.Â It is an urban terrainÂ and has a wide range of versions, with interesting engines and trim level in the odd surprise appearance.Â Today we focus specifically on version 2.0 Sport GTÂ , one of the petrol engine versions more interesting.
While many of the segments, German manufacturers are those who remain in the lead, the segment of crossovers and SUVs is dominated by Asian firms.Â We know perfectly well thatÂ Nissan has been able to revolutionize the segment with its JukeÂ , when other manufacturers want to gain a foothold in European markets, to get a good presence on the streets of countries like Spain.
SsangYong has changed dramatically with its new Korando, which breaks any scheme previously established by the firm, and is slowly showing more sportsmanship in this and the other models in the current range.
Aesthetics and dimensions
The cosmetic change in the Korando has been good to the Asian manufacturer, this time allowing you to compete directly with the major figures of the time.Â increases the dynamism and conforms to the trend established in EuropeÂ for vehicles within the segment.
As for its dimensions, although certainly retain a compact structure is achieved in large interior to ensure maximum comfort for all occupants.Â Its external dimensions are:
- Overall length:Â 4,410 mm
- Width:Â 1,830 mm
- Height:Â 1,710 mm
- Wheelbase:Â 2,650 mm
Dimensions that allow mixed driving between city and open road, while if we choose the more powerful engines, our intention will be reflected in wanting to enjoy every ride with our family.
Engine and performance
The aesthetic progression has suffered SsangYong Korando comes with significant changes in their engines also,Â in the same way as with the last generation Rexton WÂ .Â In the case of gasoline GT Sport version, we find an interesting engine capable of developing the following benefits:
- Maximum power:Â 149 hp
- Maximum torque:Â 191 Nm
- Top speed:Â 178 km / h
- Acceleration 0-100 km / h:Â 12.5 seconds
Some benefits within the segment are not bad, showing that SsangYongÂ best with new KorandoÂ , despite being considered a lower-class manufacturer regarding most firms involved in the same segment.
The truth is that in recent years, demand for SsangYong models has increased, and those responsible are as Korando models that not only have good looks and comfort in your cabin, but one of its main advantages is incorporating a very competitive price.
The heads of SsangYong know that in Spain the presence of their models may continue to increaseÂ over this year, and this in our territoryÂ remains a price of â‚¬ 19,950 for the SUV signature starÂ .Â Although it is a manufacturer that is not seen so much as rival firms with their advertising campaigns, are increasingly interested in acquiring their models.