Two diesel engines are available: a 141bhp 2.0-litre unit with 228lb ft of torque and a 163bhp/251lb ft 2.7. The Kyron is heavy, however, and the 2.0-litre takes over 15 seconds to accelerate from 0-62mph. The 2.7-litre model is little quicker, but at least it has enough pulling power to tow trailers and work down on the farm. A five-speed automatic gearbox is optional.
Ssangyong Kyron 4x4 ride & handling
Both two- and four-wheel drive versions of the Kyron are available, and the latter is excellent in the mud, thanks to its low-ratio gearbox and Hill Descent Control system. Unfortunately, on-road performance is far less impressive. There’s too much lean through corners, the ride feels fidgety over pockmarked surfaces and the steering is lifeless.
Ssangyong Kyron 4x4 refinement
The Kyron is reasonably quiet once up to cruising speed, but unfortunately, any attempt to pick up the pace means it turns very loud and coarse. You never forget the 2.7 is a diesel. Wind-, road- and mechanical noise are all present, but are no worse than for many big 4x4s.