SsangYong Korando CSX Commercial gets facelift and CS model

SsangYong has revised its Korando CSX Commercial van, with a new low £12,995 pricetag and two-wheel drive option called the CS

SsangYong's CSX Commercial 4x4 van adaptation of the Korando SUV has now received a mid-life facelift. There’s a new lower price too thanks to the arrival of a front-wheel-drive CS version.

Starting from just £12,995 (ex VAT) for the new two-wheel drive CS model, the revised Korando van delivers a saving of £3,000 over the outgoing model's initial price, and a huge saving over its nearest rival, the Mitsubishi ASX 4Work. The four-wheel drive CSX model starts at £14,295 (ex VAT), and there's even a five-year, unlimited mileage warranty across the range.

Exterior changes are limited to the front end, which gets a new grille and bumper design, projector headlamps and LED daytime running lights. The interior gets a completely new dashboard and SsangYong also claims it has made 'great advances' in improving NVH (noise, vibration and harshness) levels.

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Mechanically, the Korando van remains identical to the previous model, apart from the addition of that front-wheel drive base model. CSX trim still has the 'Torque on Demand' 4WD system that sends power to the rear wheels when traction is lost. The familiar 2.0-litre turbodiesel remains, producing 147bhp and 360Nm of torque.

CO2 emissions for the two-wheel drive model come down to a respectable 147g/km, while the 4WD remains at 157g/km. we'd expect a slight improvement in MPG for the base model over the current car's 45.6mpg.

With a 1,312-litre and 152cm loadspace, the Korando isn't the most spacious van in the market, but it is usefully adept at pulling a two-tonne trailer and has a 433kg payload. The Korando CS and CSX Commercial are available to order now.

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