Ssangyong offers a new petrol option for Korando in Australia

Posted on: Feb 2, 2013 - 11:24am IST

While we are still waiting for the Ssangyong Korando to be launched here in India, the Aussies have just received a new petrol variant in addition to the already existing diesel.

Ssangyong Korando Australia

The Korando went on sale with a diesel only powertrain in 2011. The 2.0-liter 4-cylinder diesel produced 175bhp and Ssangyong promised a 0-100km/h time of ‘less than 10 seconds’. The diesel was offered with two wheel drive as well as four wheel drive while the gearbox options included a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission.

It was only in 2012 that Ssangyong announced a petrol engine for the SUV. The engine in question is the 2.0-liter 4 cylinder petrol engine capable of producing 146bhp and 191Nm of torque. Ssangyong claims a fuel efficiency of 6.2 liters per 100 km (16.12 km/l). This engine is also available on the soon to be launched next gen Ssangyong Rodius. In the Rodius, the same engine is also available in a more powerful state of tune with 173bhp on tap.

While the petrol powered Korando will offer the 6-speed manual as standard, the 6-speed auto can be specced for an additional Australian $ 2000 (INR 1.1 lakhs) as well.

Standard kit on the Korando petrol includes 6 airbags, ESP, parking sensors, cruise control and a CD/MP3 player.

The Korando petrol priced at Australian $ 23,990 (INR 13.28 lakhs) undercuts the Korando diesel which comes in at Australian $ 26,311 (INR 14.56 lakhs).

The Ssangyong Korando is offered with a 5 year/100,000 km warranty as well along with roadside assistance.

[Source – TheMotorReport.com.au]

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