2019 SsangYong Korando Previewed In Korea Ahead Of Geneva Debut

SsangYong has released the first photos and some information of the all-new Korando ahead of the SUV’s Korean launch later this month and its global auto show debut in Geneva.

Clearly influenced by the larger G4 Rexton, the fourth-generation Korando adopts a similar front end design, muscular creases on the sides, as well as similar headlights and taillights. There are also some influences from the e-SIV Concept unveiled at last year in Geneva, but they’re not as significant as one would have hoped for.

Inside, the new Korando adopts the “Blaze Cockpit” design language that focuses on digitization. The dashboard is dominated by a 10.25-inch infotainment touchscreen, with the 2019 Korando also featuring a 9-inch digital instrument panel. The new layout allows the number of physical buttons to be reduced to a minimum on the center console.

In terms of practicality, SsangYong says the boot offers 551 liters (19.5 cu ft) of storage space, as demonstrated by a photo that shows it filled with golf clubs. For added convenience, the SUV also offers an optional power tailgate.

In Korea, the 2019 Korando will be available with a new 1.6-liter turbodiesel engine. The specs are not out yet, but we should expect an improvement over the current 1.6-liter diesel rated at 116 PS (114 hp) and 300 Nm (221 lb-ft) of torque in the Tivoli subcompact SUV.

On the safety front, the new Korando will offer a range of driving assistance features such as intelligent adaptive cruise control, auto emergency braking (AEB), Lane Keep Assist (LKAS), Driver Attention Alert (DAA), as well as “Safety Distance Alert,” which could be SsangYong-speak for forward collision warning.

 

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  • OdysseyTag

    Old badge?

    • Yeah, they brought back the old logo

    • Galaxium

      I am personally OK with the logo, but they really need to change the actual brand’s name in markets outside of Korea.

  • StrangerGP

    Everyone has to have a floating roof, yuck.

  • Christian

    No one buys a SsangYoung anymore… dead brand

  • Palle89

    Not sure that I like the design, but still interested if the EV-version will be as cheap as predicted. They have estimated it to 25k £ which is 7k lower than a Kia Niro (I’ve only found the UK prices).
    I live in Sweden so if the price will be 28-29k we get a bonus of ≈ 5k. By far the cheapest electric car of its size….

  • erly5

    Best looking SsangYong so far (but that’s not saying much) and doesn’t appear to be too heavily influenced by the Rexton.

    • Marty

      Doesn’t look worse than a Subaru a least.

  • Paul

    It’s awful looking.

    • Galaxium

      Huge improvements over the previous models from Ssangyong.

  • no25

    Looks like it’s trying to be the new RAV4 and failing hard

  • Christian

    fake news

    • designer_dick

      If you had a brain, you’d be dangerous.

      • Christian

        another white super_mercy

      • PK

        wish ssangyong can come to the usa market. they have potential in here!

  • Navy Pier Moroccan ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Looks like a Volkswagen.

  • Matthew Raworth

    Looks great. I dunno what these other guys are talking about but I don’t think it looks anything like anything on the market currently? Especially with that interior

  • WalthamDan

    Its a Korean Blazer

    • EL CHAPO THA GREAT

      I agree. The koreans need to do better and stop copying POC GM.

  • Bash

    Good interior.
    Not so good exterior.

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