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In January of 1954 the Ha Dong-hwan Motor Workshop was established, the beginnings of the company we know as Ssangyong today. By 1967 the company became Korea's largest exporter of buses to Vietnam. By 1974 it had co-established Shinjin Jeep Motor Co, Ltd and October of that year it began developing hard and soft-top jeeps. In 1988 the company changed its name to Ssangyong Motor Co, Ltd and by 1990 the Ssangyong Korando recreational sport jeep won first place in the Kypros rally.

Ssangyong Reviews

2015 Ssangyong Korando Review

The Ssangyong Korando might just present itself as a credible alternative to the more popular SUVs in the segment. We spend a few days behind the wheel to find out.

2015 Ssangyong Actyon Review

The Ssangyong Actyon - a South Korean made ute - is a quirky contraption.

Ssangyong Rexton Review

The Ssangyong Rexton is well priced and built to haul around the family with seven-seats and all the necessities covered. But if you're looking to buy one there are things you need to take into consideration...

Isuzu MU-X v Ssangyong Rexton : Comparison review

Australia is a bloody big continent, and while many cling to the coast living among small city streets, there are large families beyond the suburbs who may need seven-seat space and proper off-road capability. That equation can’t be provided more affordably than the $39,990 driveaway Ssangyong Rexton...

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Ssangyong Tivoli and XLV : 2016 Geneva Motor Show

Read the article here. Riding on the same 2600mm wheelbase as the regular five-door Tivoli, the XLV features a 235mm longer body. All of the car’s extra millimetres have been grafted on aft of the C-pillar, with cargo space in the boot boosted to 720 litres, presumably with the rear seats up. The Tivoli XLV will be powered by the same set of 1...

Ssangyong Comparisons

Isuzu MU-X v Ssangyong Rexton : Comparison review

Australia is a bloody big continent, and while many cling to the coast living among small city streets, there are large families beyond the suburbs who may need seven-seat space and proper off-road capability. That equation can’t be provided more affordably than the $39,990 driveaway Ssangyong Rexton...

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Ssangyong SIV-2 concept debuts at Geneva motor show

The Ssangyong SIV-2 concept that debuted at the 2016 Geneva motor show this week answers the question: "how would a bigger Ssangyong SUV look?" No, we're not talking as big as the Rexton, but if the mid-sized Ssangyong concept model offers any indication of what a production model to sit between that and the Tivoli could look like, the answer to our rhetorical question could well be: "quite nice, actually"...

Ssangyong XLV revealed

Boot space is at a premium in the small SUV segment, but not when you’ve got a backside as big as the Ssangyong XLV that debuted at the 2016 Geneva motor show. The new Ssangyong XLV showcases what happens when you take a compact SUV and make it, well, not so compact. The boot of the XLV is claimed to be able to swallow a massive 720 litres of luggage, a huge jump of 297L over the regular Tivoli on which it is based...

Ssangyong SIV-2 hybrid concept and Tivoli XLV to debut in Geneva

The lengthened Ssangyong Tivoli XLV and the new Ssangyong SIV-2 concept will be the Korean car company's headline acts at this year's Geneva motor show. Based on the XLV Air concept, which made its debut the 2015 Frankfurt motor show, the Tivoli XLV will soon go into production. Riding on the same 2600mm wheelbase as the regular five-door Tivoli, the XLV features a 235mm longer body...

2016 Ssangyong New Cars

A spokesman for Ssangyong’s Australian distributor, Ateco Automotive, told us there was “potentially some good new stuff” coming for the South Korean brand in 2016 but “nothing we are able to talk about yet”. The most likely introduction is the updated Rexton SUV, which was introduced to the UK and Europe in December...

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Ssangyong Owner Reviews

2005 Ssangyong Chairman 3.2 Review

Back in 2005, manufacturers were beginning to want a slice of the large sedan market in Australia. Typically, the large sedans prominent in Australia were Ford’s Fairlane and Holden’s Statesman. The Chrysler 300C was also beginning to make an appearance. However, one extra player appears in 2005 and quietly left the market in 2008 after selling just 100 cars...

2014 Ssangyong Rexton Sx Review

What a bloody brilliant SUV for the money! I've had mine since July 14 and have travelled 12,500 km in it (as of Feb 15) It's not missed a beat, the build quality is excellent, that diesel engine is almost silent in operation and it has more than enough grunt to tow my 17 foot caravan. I find the Mercedes designed 5 speed transmission to be absolutely sublime in operation...

2007 SSANGYONG Rexton RX270 Limited Review

My husband and I purchased a SsangYong Rexton in 2006.During the the first 4 years, 100,000kms, it went well, had no major issues with it. Regular servicing was carried out by a qualified and certified mechanic. Then in 2010 the car died. Numerous people have looked at the car and repaired what "they" thought was wrong, including the SsangYong dealer in Perth...

2009 SSANGYONG ACTYON SPORTS (4x4) Review

My vehicle I bought (new) beginning of 2009, broke twice since warranty expired. Latest one, camshaft broke, with only 62000 km on clock. I used car to work and back on bitumen. No off road. I cannot get any support or response from SSANGYONG, Australia, as the repair shop in Darwin indicated this should not happen. If you expect support, stay with Mitsubishi, Toyota, etc...

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