Our cars: Ssangyong Korando - December
Week ending December 7
Driven this week: 249
Ssangyong Korando review
The cold weather is proving more of a test for the Korando than I would have expected. In the mornings it is taking two to three cranks of the starter for the engine to fire.
This is not what you’d expect of any new car in 2012. Apart from the momentary anxiety of ‘will it start?’ The car is also taking a long time to get warm inside. On my 45-50 minute commute, the heating control is left at maximum for a good 20 minutes.
I have praised the Korando’s pared-back approach in previous reports, but I had not expected it to appear fragile in temperatures that to date have dipped only 2-3C below freezing.