The Ssangyong Korando Turismo (Rodius) Chateau is the uber cool, luxury, SUV limo you want

Posted on: Jun 22, 2013 - 10:30am IST

The Ssangyong Korando Turismo a.k.a Ssangyong Rodius a.k.a The 11 Seater 4WD SUV has been in the news for a lot of right reasons. For a start, Ssangyong have actually designed the new car and if you’ve seen the old Rodius, you know what I’m talking about.

Ssangyong Korando Turismo Rodius Chateau

The Rodius in it’s standard specification can seat up to 11 people in 4 rows of seats! The SUV was also spied in India recently, and we think Mahindra would like to appeal to The Big Indian Family sooner or later. However, what if you don’t need those 11 seats but you still like the Rodius?

Meet the Ssangyong Rodius Chateau! At first it may look like a Rodius with a Thule roof rack. But you would be wrong for thinking so. What this is, is a 6-seater (although you can seat 8 if you wish) luxurious limousine rivaling SUV!

Ssangyong Korando Turismo Rodius Chateau interior

The roof rack you thought is actually a higher roof itself with LED and mood lighting. Inside, there is so much space that Ssangyong are letting you have a refrigerator, a rear seat entertainment system which includes a JBL audio system and a massive 20-inch LCD display!

The only change to the exteriors is the roof and a set of 17-inch alloy wheels. Ssangyong will offer only the silver color for the Chateau. Under the hood, it’s the same e-XDi200 diesel sending power to all four wheels via a 5-speed automatic transmission. It even does 10.5km/l!

Ssangyong Korando Turismo Rodius Chateau TV screen

The cost? 46.9 million Korean won which is a mere INR 24 lakhs! Still want the locally assembled Audi Q3?

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4 thoughts on “The Ssangyong Korando Turismo (Rodius) Chateau is the uber cool, luxury, SUV limo you want

  1. $@! says:

    OMG @ 24L. Awesome Bring it on. This will definitely shake things up.

    Who needs X1, Q3 afterall when you have a Limo SUV.


    1. Deepak Chablani says:

      I do not think it works like that. Most people would prefer to put their money on Audi/ BMW/ Merc/ JLR if they’re investing such big money. The brand image/ status matters big. Ssanyong would find it hard here.

  2. surely a mercedes…after all SSANGYONG was MB’s Korean partner for a long long time..How about M&M migrating its basic products like the Bolero et all to SSANGYONG’s M-Class Ist gen derived platform…finally a goodbye to the WWII Jeep chassis..Well to me the Rodius is significant in the fact that SSANGYONG was able to turn it from an ugly duck to at-least a caparisoned royal elephant. Why can’t Tata Motors do the same to the like the Rodius change the front to a more SUVish look.. I am sure it will work.

  3. Ayyappan says:

    The interiors look straight from DC, quite impressive. Now, where is this engine sourced from ?


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