It may not exactly be a household name, but the SsangYong Korando is now in its fourth generation and the Korean brand wants this latest version to grab a bit more of the limelight than its predecessor.
With distinctive looks, a more sophisticated engine line-up and attention paid to suspension and interior quality, the latest Korands aims to steal sales from popular family SUVs such as the Skoda Karoq, sporty Seat Ateca and best-selling Nissan Qashqai.
One of the main selling points of the latest Korando is a price that undercuts most rivals, and it also comes with a seven-year warranty that only the Kia Sportage can match. There’s a choice of four trim levels and two engines, with certain combinations available with an automatic gearbox and a four-wheel-drive system.
So, the basics are certainly in place, but can the Korando match the blend of driver appeal, versatility and comfort that its best rivals can offer? Read on to find out how the Korando drives, how spacious it is inside and what each trim brings to the table.