Ssangyong Korando Sports revised for 2014

22 Jan, 2014 3:10pm Jimi Beckwith

The Ssangyong Korando Sports gets a new look for 2014 along with two new trim levels and more kit as standard

The Ssangyong Korando Sports pick-up has been given a fresh new look for 2014 and added two new trim levels to the range. There’s a host of alterations over its predecessor, all with the hope of increasing its rugged appeal.

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Now capable of towing 2.7 tonnes, the updated Korando features speed sensitive power steering, on demand four-wheel drive, multi-link rear suspension and a five year unlimited-mileage warranty – the only pick-up in its class offered with this benefit. Other features include a Euro pallet sized load deck and a choice of three new hard tops.

Entry-level SX trim comes fitted with 16-inch alloy wheels, Bluetooth, a Kenwood sound system, air conditioning and central locking. Top-spec EX adds 18-inch alloy wheels, rear parking sensors and heated front seats. An automatic transmission is only offered with models specced in EX trim.

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To help tackle more challenging terrain, ESP, Active Roll-over Protection (ARP) and Hill Start Assist are all fitted. Under the bonnet, the 149bhp 2.0-litre diesel engine remains, developing 360Nm of torque. Ssangyong claims economy of 37.7mpg.

Sales are currently underway with prices starting at £15,042 and £17,125 for SX and EX models respectively – excluding VAT if you're using it as a commercial vehicle. Automatic EX variants carry a premium over manual models, at £18,375.