Although SsangYong is not as popular as Hyundai or Kia, the company does offer options of owning vehicles that stand out from the crowd. One such model is the new 2017 SsangYong Korando Sports which is supposedly designed to be a ‘value for money’ run in the crossover segment.
This new SsangYong Korando Sports 2017 wears a chunky look which makes up for a typical crossover styling. In addition, its interior cabin also boasts ample space which brings forth a great crossover experience. Most importantly, SsangYong has made some improvements in its performance too.
2017 SsangYong Korando Sports – External Body Parts and Inner Cosmetic Changes
This 2017 Korando Sports looks pretty much the same like base SsangYong Korando. However, there are some extra stylistic elements that create a difference patch between these 2 models.
As this model is dedicated towards sportiness, its exterior looks hint such. To mark out the changes, sporty racing-type stripes have been featured all over the body. Changes have taken place in its front fascia as the grille and headlights are completely different from the base model.
The 2017 SsangYong Korando Sports gets a special treat in its interior cabin too as specially perforated seats have been used. The AC vents have been reworked as they now have a vertical layout. The driver’s gauge cluster has also received some new functions along with a new TFT display.
One of the newest additions is a touchscreen display which runs the infotainment system. The instrument cluster is neat and cleans as the controls have been revised. The rest of its interior cabin is similar to that of the base SsangYong Korando.
2017 SsangYong Korando Sports – Modification under the Hood
The new 2017 SsangYong Korando Sports uses a 2.0-litre inline 4 diesel engine which is able to produce 151 hp at 4,000 RPM and 265 lb-ft of torque at 3,000 RPM. This engine uses a 6-speed manual transmission and both 2WD and AWD are presented in the option. As to the fuel economy, the overall mileage figure checks at 49 mpg which is impressive. Other details of this engine include:
- Bore – 86.2 mm
- Stroke – 85.6 mm
- Compression ratio – 16.5:1
- Engine capacity – 1.998 cc
- Fuel tank – 57-liters (15 gallons)
This 2017 Korando Sports comes with a slew of modern safety features which make it one safe vehicle. Some of these safety features include:
- ESS – Emergency Stop Signal is a feature that automatically lights up the emergency flashers when the vehicle is braked
- HSA – Hill Start Assist is one of the most helpful safety features which allow the driver to start the vehicle in steep slope with even pressing the brake pedal.
- TPMS – Tire Pressure Monitoring System checks the pressure of air in the tires and if an abnormality is detected, the driver is warned right away.
2017 SsangYong Korando Sports – Price and Availability
This 2017 SsangYong Korando Sports comes with a price tag of €30,995 (that’s rough $32,917). This model is already out and is available in dealerships; interested ones can definitely check it out.