Facelifted SsangYong Turismo Is Not The Prettiest MPV Out There

Some might know it as the Korando or Korando Turismo, but regardless of its name, the SsangYong Turismo has received a mid-cycle facelift

It comes with a revised front end that brings it closer to other models in the Korean brand’s range, along with added equipment. For the updated version of the minivan, the company is asking at least £20,495 ($26,974) in the United Kingdom.

Upgrade to the ELX, and get ready to pay at least £26,995 ($35,528), although this trim level has 16-inch alloy wheels, roof rails and parking sensors. It also gets automatic headlights and windshield wipers, heated front seats, new infotainment system with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth, RDS and DAB radio, reversing camera, and others.

SsangYong says that inside its 5+ meters (197+ in) long body, with a 3-meter (118 in) wheelbase, the updated Turismo can carry up to seven adults in three rows of seats. Boot capacity with all seats in place is 875lt (30.9 cu-ft), but the third row can be removed completely, for added practicality and a lot more extra space. In particular, with the second row folded, the minivan has a whopping 3,146lt (111.1 cu-ft) of cargo space.

The entry-level SsangYong Turismo EX has to make do with two-wheel drive, whereas the EXL has a seven-speed automatic transmission made by Mercedes-Benz, with low ratio. The gearbox is paired to a 2.2-liter diesel engine, and the more expensive model has a towing capacity of up to 2 tons (4,409 lbs).

Elsewhere, both grades benefit from double wishbone front suspension and independent rear multi-link suspension for what the car firm calls “executive saloon style ride quality”.

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  • Christian

    That was about bloody time… I know you where going to Boycut it because of it’s look…So sad, we live in a world like this. Not all cars are like what you see in the movies…We can’t all drive in a Porsche 550 Speedster and look like that guy Taylor Swift sings about in the lovely song called “Styled”

    • Dr Professor Weezle Eye

      Racial privilege will prevent my purchase of this excellent automobile. Sad.

      • Christian

        If Martin Luther King could be a car, he would be the Ssangyoung Turismo. Big strong hearted car. A car that will fight for its right to be here1

        • Dr Professor Weezle Eye

          Yes, we can all have a dream!

  • Dr Professor Weezle Eye

    Im very impressed with the wheel size dimensions. Bravo!

  • gregory cassanova

    Do they design it like this because a plain boxy shape is cheaper to make than something with some curves and style?

  • Status

    Is this the last hold out for centre-mounted gauge clusters?

    • Dr Professor Weezle Eye

      I certainly hope not!

      • Status

        Then you’ll love the Model 3!

        • Dr Professor Weezle Eye

          MODEL 3: The temple of centre mount! So hot!

  • TheBelltower

    Are those wheels 13″? Looks like a roller skate.

  • Do they still use the M-B GLE chassis? The rear quarter looks suspiciously like that of a GLE.

  • HaltestelleLuitpolthafen

    These are press photos and the body panel fitment looks absolutely atrocious, and there is random black trim thrown in with the chrome trim.

    No thanks, this thing is hideous in addition to its other flaws.

  • john1168

    LMAO!!! This seriously looks like three different vehicles welded together! And those tiny wheels… hilarious!

    • Dr Professor Weezle Eye

      The Design for the Money ratio, or simply D:$, is probably the highest in the industry. So much value!

      • john1168

        Yeah, I wouldn’t feel ripped off at all after buying one of these… 🙂 LOL Excellent value 🙂 LOL

  • Dr Professor Weezle Eye

    Dude, funny!!! And that’s why it’s so hot!

  • HaltestelleLuitpolthafen

    Yeah, I remember this hideous beast…

  • Miknik

    And no magic would happen, given this is still a heavily facelifted Rodius, keeping all hard points, front door and wind screen (and the Mercedes W124 derived platform)

  • DMJ

    They have serious issues with design.

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