2016 SsangYong Korando gets new 2.2L diesel, 6-speed AT – UK

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Gets a newly developed diesel engine for Euro 6 compliance.

The SsangYong Korando has been renovated for the 2016 model in the UK with a lot of new features, not the least of which is a 20 percent hike in power and 11 percent bump in torque.

2016 SsangYong Korando 2.2 SE red
The 2.0-litre diesel engine in the Korando is replaced with a more powerful 2.2-litre unit.

The Korando SUV has just been given a more powerful diesel engine that produces exactly 19.4 percent more power compared to its predecessor. The new output figures are 178 PS (131 kW) and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) at 1,400 – 2,800 rpm. This is courtesy of a newly developed, Euro 6 compliant 2.2-litre 4-cylinder turbodiesel mill named e-XDi220, that replaces the Euro 5 2.0-litre motor.

Due to the switch, the CO2 emissions have been controlled to 139 g/km from 147 g/km, and the fuel economy has been raised from 16.67 km/l to 18.87 km/l in the combined cycle. While the new motor comes standard with a 6-speed manual gearbox, an Aisin 6-speed automatic transmission is also offered as an option.

2016 SsangYong Korando 2.2 SE alloys
The 2016 Korando gets a 6-speed Aisin automatic transmission as an option.

The 2016 SsangYong Korando gets new equipment as well, including new 16- to 18-inch alloy wheels, new piano black grille, clear lens turn indicators, an RDS sound system with MP3, Bluetooth and iPod/iPhone connectivities on the SE variant, a 7-inch touchscreen with rearview camera display on the mid-variant EX, TomTom navigation on the top-end ELX, and USB, AUX and HDMI ports on all models.

The base version of the 2.2-litre 2WD 2016 Korando is priced at INR 15.91 lakhs (£15,995), while the range-topping model, the 2.2-litre ELX with 4×4 and automatic transmission, costs INR 22.38 lakhs (£22,495), in the UK.

2016 SsangYong Korando – Video

2016 SsangYong Korando SE (entry-level) – Image Gallery

2016 SsangYong Korando ELX (top-end) – Image Gallery

2016 SsangYong Korando – Press Release

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