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SsangYong Korando’s LCV Versions Get a Facelift Too


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Just like it did with the Korando, SsangYong has applied a facelift to the SUV’s commercial vehicle versions, called Korando CS and Korando CSX.

Available as a two-wheel drive model (CS) or four-wheel drive model (CSX), the commercial version of the Korando has a 433 kg (955 lbs) payload, a 1,312-liter load volume and can tow trailers of up to 2 tonnes (4,409 lbs).

SsangYong's New Small Crossover Called Tivoli, Goes on Sale in 2015


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SsangYong has announced that its upcoming B-segment crossover will be called Tivoli and will launch in South Korea in January 2015 and in the UK and the rest of the world from mid-2015.

SsangYong Takes Stab at Nissan Juke With XIV Air and Adventure Concepts


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The supermini-sized crossover market is booming and any manufacturer looking to expand its margins should really look no further. There is room for SsangYong too, especially if their effort in the sector will stay true to the XIV concept they revealed at the Paris motor show.

Americans Could Get the Chance to Buy Brand New Ssangyong SUVs


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India's Mahindra seems intent on entering the U.S. new car market, even if it's without its small pickups. That explains why the firm is in the midst of seeing if importing its Ssangyong subsidiary's cars could work.

SsangYong's XIV-Air and XIV-Adventure Studies Preview X100 Production Small SUV


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SsangYong has released plenty of SUV studies during the past few years, and the Koreans will add two more at this year’s Paris Auto Show. Called XIV-Air and XIV-Adventure, the two SUV concepts are the final development prototypes of the upcoming X100 B-segment production model.

SsangYong Creates Special Edition Models to Celebrate 60th Anniversary


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While the SsangYong brand is not all that well known in the West, it has been creating cars since 1954, and is actually Korea’s oldest manufacturer.

One Extremely Lucky SsangYong of a Gun


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This incident from the town of Budyonnovsk in Russia should serve as a chilling reminder about the importance and merits of placing safety barriers and audio-visual warnings at railroad crossings.

SsangYong Reveals New Seven-Seater SUV Concept in Geneva


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SsangYong seems like a manufacturer that is really trying to improve, adapt and become a bigger player, and they’re certainly looking like one with the kind of quality concepts that they’ve been showing off over the last few years.

Scoop: SsangYong Trots Out New Compact SUV


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Over the past couple of years, we've seen more conceptual SUVs of the similar kind from SsangYong than we care to remember, with the automaker preparing one more for next month's Geneva Motor Show. Now, SsangYong is getting ready to materialize these studies into a production car for a compact-sized SUV that our spies captured in Europe.

SsangYong to Debut 7-Seat XLV Compact Crossover Study in Geneva


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SsangYong will reveal a new concept car at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show in March. Called the XLV Concept (eXciting smart Lifestyle Vehicle), the study is an evolution of the 2011 XIV-1 concept and likely previews a future production small crossover.

SsangYong Presents 2014 Korando Sports in the UK, Comes with Three Available Hardtops


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Korean carmaker SsangYong hopes to renew consumer interest in its Korando Sports commercial pick-up truck in the UK with the release of a lightly updated 2014 model.

Facelifted SsangYong Korando Hits UK Shores


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The pre-facelift SsangYong Korando was a very anonymous-looking crossover, though it did come with a decent diesel engine, all-wheel drive, lots of space and practical touches that reviewers were quite fond of.

Now, the revised and refreshed version, first seen as a Korean model, has made its debut in the UK, where it starts from £14,995.

SsangYong Launches Prettier Rexton W in the UK, Starts from £21,995


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SsangYong is not a carmaker renowned for beautiful design (remember the first-generation Rodius?), but things have started to change with the launch of the recently facelifted Korando. The Mahindra & Mahindra-owned Korean carmaker has begun taking design more seriously, and that can be seen on the restyled Rexton W as well.

SsangYong Reportedly Readying New Compact Crossover for Geneva Motor Show


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The UK’s AutoExpress tells us that SsangYong is putting its plan of global domination forth, with the purported launch of a Nissan Juke rival, which is to be shown at the 2014 edition of the Geneva motor show, then go on sale the following year.

SsangYong Facelifts the Korando in South Korea [w/Videos]


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SsangYong, the Korean automaker owned by India’s industrial giant Mahindra Group, has revealed a facelift of the Korando SUV, called the Korando C in its home country.

The refreshed Korando comes with a mildly restyled exterior and interior, as well as new features and mechanical upgrades. The headlights are now more expressive and feature LED position lights, with the grille was revised as well. The bumper has a more aggressive appearance than before, mostly due to the larger horizontal lower grille.

SsangYong Actyon Slapped in the Face with a BMW Kidney Grille


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Before you unleash some bitter words onto SsangYong about the resemblance between the Actyon compact sport utility vehicle and the BMW X6 Sports Activity Coupé (SAC), you might want to know that the Koreans had presented their high-riding and sloped-roof hatchback-style model in 2005, or three years before the Bavarians came out with their luxury proposal.

Still, we're pretty impressed at how well BMW's double kidney grille and logos blend in on this SsangYong Actyon, which was spotted parked partially on a sidewalk in Poland.

SsangYong Reveals LIV-1 Concept Prior to Seoul Motor Show Debut


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SsangYong is known around the world for making some of the least aesthetically pleasing vehicles on the road – the Rodius and Actyon can confirm that more than words ever could. However, we imagine this does not sit very well with the heads of the company, who have decided that the brand needs a stylistic makeover, in order to break new ground.

SsangYong Releases Renderings of New LIV-1 Concept SUV Ahead of Seoul Debut


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Following the Geneva show debut of the SIV-1 SUV concept, SsangYong has released two renderings of another design study, called the LIV-1. Set to premiere at the Seoul Motor Show on March 28, the LIV-1 is SsangYong’s proposal for a large premium SUV shaped by the brand’s “Robust Aesthetics” design philosophy.

Redesigned SsangYong Rodius Shows Its Face in Geneva


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The previous generation of SsangYong's large people carrier, the Rodius (also called Korando Turismo in Korea and Stavic in Russia, Australia and Chile) was widely acknowledged as being one of the ugliest cars in the world. However, due to a mix of interior space, practicality and versatility, many overlooked its less than successful styling and actually bought one.

SsangYong Hints at Future Crossover with SIV-1 Concept [w/Video]


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One of the highlights at SsangYong's 2013 Geneva Motor Show booth is the new SIV-1 concept for mid-size premium CUV (crossover utility vehicle), which the Korean company says "will become a strategic model within the SsangYong range".