Ssangyong Turismo pricing announced

* Prices for seven-seat SUV confirmed * One diesel engine, three trims available * On sale now, priced from 17,995...

Ssangyong Turismo pricing announced

The new Ssangyong Turismo is now on sale, and is priced from 17,995.

All versions of the Ssangyong Turismo come with the same 2.0-litre diesel engine, which produces 153bhp and 266lb ft of torque.

Fuel economy ranges from 37.2mpg for the rear-wheel-drive model with a manual gearbox, to 34.9mpg for the four-wheel-drive car with a five-speed automatic. CO2 emissions range from 199g/km to 212g/km for the same models.

There are three trims available: S, ES and EX. The entry-level S version gets climate control, Bluetooth, USB input, front and rear foglights plus a six-speaker CD system as standard.

ES trim starts at 19,995, adding items such as side airbags, alloy wheels, rear parking sensors and heated leather front seats. You can also specify an ES car with the five-speed automatic box, which adds cruise control.

The EX model costs 23,995 and is the only version that gets four-wheel drive. Its only available with the auto gearbox and adds automatic wipers, larger alloys and a heated windscreen.

The optional extras are limited to an upgraded CD system with DAB digital radio, or a pricier 1000 system that includes a colour touch-screen sat-nav.

The new Ssangyong Turismo range is available to order now from dealers.

By Ed Callow