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Nissan Qashqai rival gets rugged makeover, with full electric version to follow in 2020

The new fourth-generation Ssangyong Korando SUV has made its first public appearance at the Geneva motor show, with the company confirming that a full electric version will follow in 2020.

The firm had released a single image of the Nissan Qashqai rival, showing the new exterior look of the car with a redesigned front end with a new grille and headlights, and sharper sculpting on the side. The new Korando takes inspiration from the e-SIV concept, which previewed a future electric SUV from the firm.

According to Ssangyong, the new model is 4452mm long and 1870mm wide, dimensions that largely match the previous Ssangyong Korando (2011-2019), but at 1620mm, it is fractionally lower. Ssangyong says that the ‘robust’ exterior is accompanied by a new-look interior that will feature more head room and rear space, with a 10.25in LCD instrument display.

The Korando will launch with a choice of 1.5-litre turbo petrol and 1.6-litre diesel engines, with Ssangyong saying that a full electric version “will follow”. Last year, Ssangyong UK boss Nick Laird told Autocar that the EV would be a “huge step forward, even over the current model”, and pledged it would remain a “proper 4x4” with off-road capability.

The e-SIV concept featured an electric range of up to 280 miles, with a 61.5kWh battery pack driving a 188bhp electric motor. 

The Korando is also set to be offered with a hybrid powertrain in the future.

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JMax18 27 February 2019

Amazing how far Ssangyong

Amazing how far Ssangyong have come in the past few years.

Probably something to do with introducing a 'design' sector into their company.

I.e. their cars actually look buyable now

ianp55 26 February 2019

Ssongyang Korando

Pleased to see that there is to be a petrol version of the Korando and no doubt will be keenly priced as well. It might well take more than a few sales from the Qashqui and the Vitara,look forward to finding out more about it