With a full red leather interior, a 6-way power adjustable and ventilated driver’s seat, powered sunroof and HID headlights, the Korando ELX ‘Red’ looks to make good use of its £23,495 price tag.
This special edition model also features a choice of either metallic space black or metallic techno gray in terms of exterior colors, while also including an Aisin 6-speed automatic gearbox. Even before the upgrade, the ELX-spec model came with four wheel drive, heated front and rear seats, 7″ infotainment system with sat-nav, a rear view camera and 18″ diamond cut alloys.
Under the hood of the ELX Red is SsangYong’s newly developed e-XDi220 2.2-liter turbodiesel engine, good for 178 PS and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) of torque, which is delivered from as low as 1,400rpm.
Just like every other model within the SsangYong range, the Korando ELX ‘Red’ comes with a 5 year limitless mileage warranty, which is exactly the type of thing that matters to many price-conscientious customers looking for a roomy family car that can also divert off the main road from time to time.
Of course, with strong competitors such as the all-new Hyundai Tucson for one, the SsangYong Korando isn’t exactly the type of compact SUV that can afford to not satisfy its customers from a financial and practical perspective.