New Zealand – Ssangyong Actyon Racing series announced

Anjan

Anjan Ravi,

I’m a true-blooded petrolhead. Hope you enjoy our news stories, launch coverages, motorshow coverages and test drive reports.

Mahindra-owned Ssangyong Motors have announced the Actyon racing category in New Zealand. The SsangYong Actyon Racing (SAR) will be a three year series that will run under NZ’s motor racing category, the BNT V8 SuperTourers.

Ssangyong Actyon Racing side
The Ssangyong Actyon Racing uses a Mercedes-sourced 2.3-liter petrol engine connected to the rear wheels via a 5-speed manual transmission.

SAR will offer a double-cab variant of the Actyon pickup (known as the ‘Ute’ in Australia and NZ) powered by a 2.3-liter Mercedes-Benz petrol engine. The rear wheel drive Ute will use a 5-speed manual transmission, while engineers have given the car an open differential and a lowered suspension to improve handling.

Individuals or companies can register for the SAR with prices starting at 30,000 NZ dollars (INR 15.45 lakhs). Ssangyong hopes to get 30 such registrations for the launch event which will take place on September 7th this year.

Ssangyong Actyon Racing
The first season of the SAR will see 30 teams take part.

The race format consists of three races over a two day weekend. A qualifying session determines the grid for the first race, while the second race will be reverse grid. For the third race, the grid will be determined by a marble draw.

Only amateur drivers are allowed to take part in SAR, and these drivers will be competing for the Sir Collins Meads Cup. Ssangyong thinks that half of the 30 drivers will be celebrities and popular TV personalities.

More details are available in the press release below.

Ssangyong Actyon Racing Series – Press Release

[Head to Slideshare if you’re unable to view the document above.]

Contribute to IAB
Submit Spyshots & get Bragging rights! Click Here
Custom Mods on your ride? Get it featured on IAB Submit

Ssangyong Actyon News & Updates

Ssangyong Actyon facelift side view

Russia – Made-in-Kazakhstan Ssangyong Nomad (Actyon) to launch soon

Ssangyong Actyon facelift front

Report – Sales of the updated Ssangyong Actyon begin

2014 Ssangyong Actyon

Russia – A press shot of the Ssangyong Actyon facelift surfaces on the web

2014 Ssangyong Actyon front

Spied – 2014 Ssangyong Actyon looks almost Korando like

2014 Ssangyong Actyon a.k.a. 2014 Ssangyong Nomad

Spied – 2014 Ssangyong Actyon caught in all its glory

Ssangyong Actyon facelift rear fascia

Spied – Ssangyong Actyon facelift caught testing, redesigned rear exposed