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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 Videos

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...

Ssangyong News

SsangYong XAVL seven-seat concept teased

Korean car maker SsangYong will use next month's Geneva motor show to reveal yet another new concept, this one dubbed XAVL. Challenging Mitsubishi for some sort of "how many concepts can you reveal between new production models" award, SsangYong's latest show car will be a mid-sized SUV on the large end of the segment...

CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for February 10, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...

SsangYong on sales hiatus in Australia

The Australian distributor for Korean brand SsangYong has put the brand on indefinite hiatus, and is now focused on clearing stocks and supporting owners. The point of contention appears to stem from the pricing SsangYong wants to command and what Ateco feels it can charge customers, in what is one of the world’s most fiercely competitive new vehicle markets...

Ssangyong reveals second Korando facelift

Some seven years since it was first revealed, the Ssangyong Korando has been given a second facelift. The 'other' Korean car maker - which describes itself as Korea's "most innovative and respective automotive company" - has showcased a number of promising concepts in recent years. Two new models, the Tivoli and XLV, have appeared since 2015, but an Australian launch for either model remains elusive...

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Ssangyong Owner Reviews

2013 Ssangyong Korando S Review

I've had my Ssangyong Korando for just over two years now. The price is fantastic for the size and reliability of the vehicle. If you want a true five seater with most of the safety inclusions and something bigger than the small range of SUV's, you can't go past the Korando and at $21,990 drive-away, you are not busting the wallet and getting plenty of car for the price...

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...

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