The Kyron’s cheap enough to buy, but the upfront savings are likely to be wiped out by its high loss in value – unless you’re planning to keep it for many years. The 2.0-litre diesel returns a reasonable 37.7mpg but the auto-only 2.7 SPR a less impressive 29.7mpg. The 2.7 also emits a high-tax 242g/km (35% BIK) and the auto 2.0-litre 222g/km (32%).
Ssangyong Kyron 4x4 quality & reliability
If you’re expecting cheap, shiny plastics, then think again. Everything in the cabin seems to be well screwed together and made from decent-quality materials. The engine has Mercedes origins and should be capable of racking up the miles, and there’s no reason to believe that the other mechanicals won’t prove hardy.
Ssangyong Kyron 4x4 safety & security
Buyers of the basic S model receive a driver and passenger airbag, but have to do without side and curtain airbags. These important safety features join the roster if you go for a mid-specification SE car, as does stability control. Every Kyron comes with an alarm and immobiliser to deter thieves.