Geneva Live – 2014 Ssangyong Rodius makes its European debut
Nithyanandh K, As a toddler, those wheeled machinery fascinated me even before I knew what they’re called as! So here I'm, petrolhead by birth, Mechanical engineer by qualification and automotive reporter by profession!
The Ssangyong Rodius is remembered as a big, not-so-pleasant-to-look-at MPV but the South Korean auto maker has come up with a much improved second generation of the car.
The 2014 Ssangyong Rodius has got none of its predecessor’s clumsy curves and instead settles for no-nonsense straight lines. The MPV however retains its titanic proportions and has enough seats to accommodate an entire foot ball team! The car made its world premiere at Seoul last month albeit under the name “Korando Turismo”.
Pointers from the launch floor – 2014 Ssangyong Rodius
- 2.0 litre e-XDi200 LET (Low End Torque) diesel engine producing 155 bhp and 360 Nm of torque.
- 6-speed manual gearbox or 5-speed Mercedes sourced automatic transmission
- Electronic 4WD which sends power to all four wheels on demand
- ESP, ARP (Anti Rollover Protection) and BAS (Brake Assist System)
- Multi function steering wheel
The big MPV has enough people moving capability which is suited for emerging markets like India and China however it remains to be seen whether the Rodius would make it to such countries.
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