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

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. At the rear, the taillights have been slightly restyled, with other exterior upgrades being the addition of newly designed 18-inch wheels. On the inside, there’s a new wood trim, soft material on the upper part of the dashboard and red leather seats available in for some packages. The driver can also benefit from a ventilated seat. Technically, the Korando is now more fuel-efficient when driving in Eco mode, with fuel consumption reduced by up to 8.4 percent to 7.8 l/100 km (30 US mpg) for the front-wheel drive model with the automatic transmission. With the manual transmission, the SsangYong Korando averages 5.8 l/100 km (40.5 US mpg). SsangYong also says that vibration and noise levels have been reduced by up to 10 percent by improving the engine mounting system and the rigidity of the sub-frame. The restyled Korando comes with new tech features, including a multimedia system with a 7-inch touch screen, navigation and Infinity audio, keyless entry and a tire pressure monitoring system, among others. By Dan Mihalascu Thanks to Carson T. for the video tip!