2019 Ssangyong Korando verdict

All-new Ssangyong Korando mixes sharp looks and competitive pricing, plus it promises much improved handling and interior quality. So, is it now a serious alternative to the best family SUVs?...

2019 Ssangyong Korando front static

It’s easy to forget that any successful and desirable brand has gone through a journey that started with complete obscurity, and the new Korando suggests that Ssangyong is definitely on the right path, given how much of an improvement it is over its predecessor.

It meets the class standard in several areas and exceeds it on interior space and perceived quality. However, you must remember that so far we've tried only the range-topping version, and there are still some significant issues; namely the overly firm ride and compromised driving position. For these reasons, it's still likely to be the cheaper versions of the Korando that make the most sense. To see how much you could save on one without any haggling, check out our New Car Buying service.

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What Car? says...

Rated 3 out of 5

Ssangyong Korando 1.6 CRD 4x4 Ultimate auto specification

Price £31,995 On sale Now Engine 4cyl, 1597cc, turbocharged, diesel Power 134bhp @ 400rpm Torque 239lb ft @ 1500-2500rpm Gearbox 6-spd automatic 0-62mph na Top speed 112mph Economy 43.5mpg CO2, tax band 171g/km, 37%

Rivals Seat AtecaSkoda Karoq

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