Ssangyong has launched a limited edition version of the Korando, dubbed the SsangYong Korando LE
2 February 2012

Ssangyong has launched a limited edition version of the Korando, dubbed the Ssangyong Korando LE. Based on the 2WD entry-level S model, features of the new car include 18-inch alloy wheels, a rear spoiler and tinted windows. Three colour options are available and include Vitamin Red, Grand White or Space Black.

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Inside, the Korando LE gets heated front seats, a leather steering wheel and gearlever, cruise control and parking sensors.

Power comes from the firm’s 2.0-litre diesel unit, which produces 173bhp and 266lb ft of torque. On the combined cycle, the Korando LE achieves 47.1mpg, while emitting 157g/km Co2. Power is transferred to the front wheels via a six-speed manual gearbox.

Availability of the Korando LE is limited to 150 units and prices start from £17,995 – a £1k premium over the S variant.

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2 February 2012

This must be the best SsangYong ever! And that must be the worst compliment ever...

DKW

2 February 2012

[quote Autocar]Three colour options are available and include Vitamin Red[/quote] Whoever came up with that must have been taking more than vitamins

2 February 2012

[quote Autocar]Vitamin Red[/quote]

Why, oh why?

Sad thing is, it's quite a good colour for this car.

 

 

It's all about the twisties........

2 February 2012

I like the colour, and it is actually a decent looking thing

2 February 2012

[quote superstevie]I like the colour, and it is actually a decent looking thing[/quote]

I agree. I'd say it looks better than a Hyundai X35, for example.

2 February 2012

[quote Lee23404]

I agree. I'd say it looks better than a Hyundai X35, for example.

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That's 'ix35'! But I do agree with you. This car doesn't look too bad, and the engine seems to be pretty good. Incredibly competitive pricing, too.

2 February 2012

[quote Fidji]That's 'ix35'! But I do agree with you. This car doesn't look too bad, and the engine seems to be pretty good. Incredibly competitive pricing, too[/quote]

Thanks fidji, I couldn't remember if there was an i or not and frankly didn't care enough to look it up.

For me the problem the iX35 and the Korando have is the Kia Sportage which I think looks great. They're not cheap, though.

2 February 2012

[quote Lee23404]For me the problem the iX35 and the Korando have is the Kia Sportage which I think looks great. They're not cheap, though[/quote]

I agree. The Sportage looks great. I drove one for a while, and thought it was great. Thing is, like you said, it's expensive. You can get one of these Korandos with a pretty decent engine with lots of power and spec from £17,000. That's unbelievably good value. An equivalent ix35 or Sportage would be asking for several more grand.

It's not every day that the Korean cars are more desirable but more expensive than the opposition!

2 February 2012

Looks good!

Although personally i dont think that colour does it any favours.

Strong engine though, with decent mpg and co2 figures.

I like it - although i've never seen one....at all! Has anyone else?

I thik i'd still choose a Qashqai over it thought.

2 February 2012

Thing with the sportage is that the interior is no where near as good as the ix35's. I'd sacrifice some looks and got for the ix35 over it any day. If I were ever in that market

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