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The goal of the SUT 1 concept is simple – be the world’s best pick-up truck. This evolution of the Actyon Sports has been developed in the spirit of SsangYong Motor’s design philosophy of “premium, robust, specialty.”
Actyon Sports was first rolled out in April 2006, and has since gained popularity around the world -including in Europe, South America and Asia – because of its dynamic design and coupe-like interior styling. As the only sports utility truck from Korea, the 5th-largest auto producing nation in the world, Actyon Sports continues to show its global competitiveness.
The SUT 1 concept adds a modern style to the original pick-up design. With its spacious interior, sharp lines and cutting-edge lamp detail, this dynamic, robust and trendy sports utility truck is perfect for camping and skiing trips, transportation or driving around town.
Both safety and convenience have been improved by including a variety of convenient features such as a sunroof, Bluetooth audio, rear-view camera, hinge spring type tailgate and a trip computer. Safety features such as ESP and dual airbags are also included. To meet the eco-friendly and high efficiency standards expected by today’s auto industry, the car is powered by SsangYong’s FR 2.0 Active Diesel engine which satisfies Euro 5 emissions standards, has better fuel efficiency and produces lower CO2 emissions. In rear-wheel-drive form with a manual transmission, it produces only 193 grams of CO2 per kilometre.
With a maximum power of 155 PS and maximum torque of 360 Nm at 1,500-2,800 rpm, its low end torque of 190 Nm is good enough to challenge the best in class.
SsangYong Motor will start production on the SUT 1 concept in the second half of 2011 and is expected to roll out around 35,000 cars in Korea and other markets in early 2012.
The SUT 1 concept shows SsangYong’s identity through its smart and robust design. The headlamp silhouette and bird-wing shaped radiator grille and bumper were designed to give it a stylish look. Its geometric lines, evident in the hexagonal radiator grille and trapezoidal bumper, complete its robust appearance.
In addition to its spacious five-seat interior, the basic utility of the SUT 1 concept helps people enjoy their lives, both in the community and through outdoor activities. Off-road tyres have been fitted along with a roll-bar which connects seamlessly to a stylish and large capacity 2m2 deck that can carry extreme sports equipment with ease.
The SUT 1 concept further captures the active outdoor image by using a palette of colours that fit in with the great outdoors. This theme is continued with the premium Sports Utility Truck’s real wood interior, pointing to its quality and value.
Eco-Friendly New Powertrain
SsangYong’s engineering team takes great pride in the development of the FR 2.0 Active Diesel Engine in the SUT 1 concept. This eco-friendly diesel engine is available with six-speed manual or six-speed automatic gearboxes and two-wheel or four-wheel drive transmissions. The six-speed automatic transmission has a wide range of gear ratios, providing strong power at low speeds and low engine RPMs at high speeds.
Starting with the ultra-rigid frame, front dual airbags, seatbelt pretensioner and load limiter, and continuing with active rollover protection, the brake assist system of the ESP (Electronic Stability Program), and the ISOFIX system for baby seat stability, driver and passenger safety is our primary consideration.
Comfortable Driving Experience
The perfect harmony of the premium SUV’s front double-wishbone suspension and rear five-link suspension makes for ideal driving stability and comfort. The frame is very efficient at dampening vibration and road noise and the tuned engine mounts helps to absorb vibrations while driving or idling. The result is a comfortable driving experience for both driver and passengers.
- Part-time 4WD
- Six-speed manual transmission
- Six-speed automatic transmission
- Double wishbone front suspension
- Five-link rear suspension
- Driver power seat
- Passenger power seat
- Leather seats
- Heated front seats
- Manual air conditioning
- Fully automatic air conditioning
- 16″ alloy wheels
- 18″ alloy wheels
- Leather steering wheel
- Cruise control
- Power folding outside rear view mirror
- Electro chromatic inside rear view mirror
- Dual remote electronic keyless entry system
- Steering wheel audio systems controls
- 2DIN MP3 CDP with RDS function
- Bluetooth system
- Ultra-rigid frame
- Dual airbag
- Rear obstacle warning system
- Disc brakes on all 4 wheels
- Front and rear fog lamps
- Daytime Running lamps
- ISOFIX baby car seat security
- Safety power window
- Electronic stability program (ESP)
Engine FR 2.0 Active Diesel Engine
Driven Wheels RWD Part Time 4WD
Transmission 6MT 6AT 6MT 6AT
Dimensions Overall length mm 4,985
Overall width mm 1,910
Overall height mm 1,755
Wheelbase mm 3,060
Min. turning radius m 6.2
Weight Gross vehicle weight Kg 2,640 ~ 2,740
Kerb weight Kg 1,854 ~ 2,000
Engine Fuel – Diesel
Capacity cc 1,998
Bore X Stroke mm 86.2 X 85.6
Compression ratio – 16.5 : 1
Number of cylinders – In-line 4
Performance Max. power kW/rpm 114 / 4,000
ps/rpm 155 / 4,000
Max. torque Nm/rpm 360 / 1,500 ~ 2,800
Low End Torque Nm/rpm 190 / 1,000
Max. speed Km/h 171
CO2 Target g/km 193 (RWD, 6MT) / 198 (4WD, 6MT)
The all new SsangYong Korando crossover will be seen in the North for the first time at Caravan and Motorhome 2011, Manchester Central, in the heart of Manchester, 20 – 23 January. It will appear alongside a Rimor New Polaris 450 Veloce, a compact, light weight family tourer.
With a full two tonne towing capacity, the Korando is one of the best tow-cars in its class, but it also marks a number of ‘firsts’. As a crossover, the new car – which goes on sale in the UK shortly – allows SsangYong to expand from its core SUV (sport utility vehicle) model range. With the practicality of a 4×4/SUV and accessibility of a family hatchback it gives the company entry to a major new and growing market sector.
Designed in Europe by Giorgetto Giugiaro, the new car offers a highly contemporary look while featuring a monocoque construction, another first for the marque which has traditionally utilised ladder-rack chassis architecture.
SsangYong’s hallmark competitive pricing and comprehensive specification will pitch this fourth generation Korando against cars such as the Ford Kuga, Hyundai ix35, Kia Sportage, Nissan Qashqai and Volkswagen Tiguan.
There will be five models from launch in the UK, with the option of two-wheel drive, all-wheel drive,
6-speed manual and automatic, and two trim levels.
* Two-wheel drive, manual
* Two-wheel drive, manual – High Line
* Two-wheel drive, automatic – High Line
* All-wheel drive, manual – High Line
* All-wheel drive, automatic – High Line
Power is from a new Euro5 2.0 litre diesel engine, which delivers excellent fuel economy and impressive 157g/km CO2 emissions. Coming below the critical 160g/km level permits a 25% tax reduction, especially important for the user/chooser, a key sector of the fleet market. This brand new 175PS diesel engine makes Korando one of the most powerful in its class.
A comprehensive five-year or 250,000 mile warranty, excellent fuel economy and low running costs will also set a new benchmark of affordability in the rapidly growing compact crossover segment.
Prices will be announced when the car goes on sale next month.
2011 model year
Korando joins the current model line-up of Kyron, Rexton and Rodius, already regarded as one of the best towcar ranges. See full towing specs attached. Minor cosmetic enhancements have been made for the 2011 model year which are designed to represent even greater value for money.
On the road prices:
Kyron £14,995 – £22,495
Rexton £16,995 – £20,995
Rodius £14,995 – £19,995
Rimor New Polaris 450 Veloce
The caravan displayed on the stand will be a 2011 model Rimor New Polaris 450 Veloce. Compact and light weight, this family tourer features fixed rear bunks and an integral ‘garage’ for carrying children’s bikes easily and securely. For 2011 all Rimor tourers sport Satellite TV receivers as standard equipment, and all orders taken at the show will be at the pre 20% VAT increase price of £15,995 on the road.
SsangYong’s new C200 model has been shown at the Seoul Motor Show in two versions and with three choices of power. The car is scheduled for production later this year and should reach the UK inside 12 months.
The C200 is smaller and lighter than current SsangYong models, promising much improved fuel economy and lower CO2 emissions. Dubbed a compact urban vehicle (CUV), the C200 Eco uses diesel hybrid power and the Aero version has a choice of a high torque 2.0 diesel or turbocharged 1.8 litre petrol engines.
SsangYong expects class-leading fuel economy and CO2 emissions reduced by 50 per cent in the Eco. Show cars have a six-speed auto transmission, but manual versions will also be available.
Styled by Giugiaro’s ItalDesign in Italy, the C200 has a 2.65m wheelbase with an overall length of 4.4m. The car will undergo Euro NCAP crash testing before coming to market.
SsangYong also showed a diesel hybrid version of it’s Kyron model at the Seoul Show.
Ssangyong will be showing an almost production-ready example of its new C200 crossover utility car at the Seoul Motor Show in South Korea, opening on April 2.
The company says that the C200 unveiled at the show will closely resemble the production C200 scheduled to be launched later this year. SsangYong will also show a new diesel hybrid version of the Kyron.
The C200 concept was first unveiled at the Paris show last October and is the first new model in the broadening of the SsangYong range. The C200 is a modern, contemporary urban passenger car with styling by Giugiaro’s ItalDesign in Italy. It is similar in size to a Toyota RAV4, a Honda CRV and a Nissan Qashqai and with a 2,640mm wheelbase, is slightly longer than a VW Tiguan.
The C200 differs from current SsangYong models in that it uses monocoque construction to ensure a passenger car look, feel and comfort. The platform is adaptable, and the chassis can be used for front wheel drive and four wheel drive passenger cars.
The drivetrain is completely new. An advanced 2.0 litre diesel engine has been designed for lower noise levels and reduced vibration. The engine produces 175 hp and complies with Euro V exhaust emissions requirements as well as producing lower CO2 levels. Manual and automatic transmissions are likely to be available, with the show car having a six-speed auto.
Extensive use of aluminium suspension components reduces weight and together with a low centre of gravity, ensures a comfortable and compliant ride with the kind of sharp and agile handling demanded by European drivers.
Work has already started on the production line for the new car, ahead of schedule.
Diesel hybrid Kyron
The diesel hybrid Kyron to be shown at the Seoul show will use similar diesel hybrid technology first seen on the SsangYong stand at the Geneva show last year.
In general, diesel hybrid cars ensure a good level of energy efficiency and outstanding fuel efficiency in comparison to petrol hybrid cars. As a result, a significant reduction in CO2 and exhaust emissions can be achieved. Hybrid technology minimizes unnecessary use of fuel and the emission of exhaust gases by ensuring that a car’s engine is stopped when the car stops, such as at a red light. When a vehicle is being driven, the power of the vehicle is boosted through the e-motor to improve the vehicle’s performance. When a vehicle is slowing down and under braking, surplus energy is used to charge the battery.
SsangYong’s diesel hybrid technology applies an e-motor to an advanced direct injection diesel engine, with a high-voltage battery supplying electric power to the e-motor. The Torque Split Device (TSD), independently developed by SsangYong, is also applied to combine or cut off the power of the e-motor, thereby enabling hybrid driving.
Last year SsangYong said that tests had shown improvements in fuel efficiency of around 25 per cent in comparison to existing vehicles of the same class. In terms of emissions, there was a reduction of around 10 per cent in nitrogen oxide and around 15 per cent in particulates. The company also said that the completion of the development of a diesel hybrid car will allow for the development of a diesel hybrid technology that ensures a fuel efficiency improvement of at least 30 per cent and a reduction in exhaust emissions of at least 50 per cent.