2017 SsangYong Korando launched in South Korea

05/01/2017 - 15:05 | ,   | Sagar Parikh

SsangYong's compact SUV gets a facelift in its home market.

SsangYong Motor launched the 2017 SsangYong Korando C in South Korea this week. The facelifted model is now on sale in the and should reach global markets later this year.

2017 SsangYong Korando C exterior
The 2017 SsangYong Korando gets a significantly revised front fascia, but seems to have has a largely unchanged profile and rear-end.

With the facelift, the SsangYong Korando C gets an upated front fascia with new design headlamps, radiator grille, air dam grille and fog lamps, restyled bumper and resculpted hood. The revised front-end is the identity of the new model, but the profile and rear-end don't seem to have changed much. The 2017 SsangYong Korando C sports new 18-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels.

Inside, the new model gets a new steering wheel and redesigned instrument cluster which SsangYong calls Super Vision Clusters, and it allows the driver to select from six different colours. There's a 7-inch colour display for the infotainment system on the dashboard. Infinity sound system by Harman Audio is optional.

2017 SsangYong Korando C dashboard
A new steering wheel and and redesigned instrument cluster with configurable backlight complete the changes inside the 2017 Ssangyong Korando.

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The 2017 SsangYong Korando C is powered by e-XDi220 LET 2.2-litre diesel engine that produces 178 PS at 4,000 rpm and 40.8 kg.m (400.11 Nm) of torque at 1,400-2,800 rpm. Power is sent to the wheels via a 6-speed manual transmission or a 6-speed automatic transmission. A four-wheel drive system can be specified. The new Korando C is available in KX, DX and RX trim levels, and in the 'Extreme Edition'.

2017 SsangYong Korando C - Prices

  • Korando KX - 22,430,000 Won (INR 12,83,858.74)
  • Korando RX - 25,650,000 Won (INR 14,68,166.59)
  • Korando DX - 28,770,000 Won (INR 16,46,750.60)
  • Korando Extreme - 26,490,000 Won (INR 15,16,246.90)

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