2008 SsangYong ute for tradies

Korean manufacturer SsangYong has unveiled a new entry level variant of its popular Sports Dual Cab aimed at tradesman looking for a tough no-nonsense workhorse ute at a really low price.
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The SsangYong Sports Dual Cab Tradie boasts a value-for-money price tag of just $24,990 for the 4x2 five-speed manual powered by the eco-friendly common rail, 2.0-litre, turbo diesel engine.

Ssangyong says this makes it the best priced dual cab diesel on the market.
To borrow, and bend, a famous phrase the SsangYong Tradie 'will be available in any colour so long as it is white' and will be equipped with steel wheels and a front disc/rear drum brake set-up.
SsangYong spokesperson Kylie Claude says that while the Tradie is a low price workhorse it still comes with a swag of standard features including air-conditioning, power windows, remote locking and dual SRS airbags at no extra cost.

It utilises a diesel, 2.0-litre, four-cylinder, common rail, turbo engine generating maximum power of 104kW at 4000rpm and maximum torque of 310Nm at 1800rpm, making it ideal as a tough workhorse or a smooth and quiet everyday drive.
As well as its low overall purchase price the Tradie also boasts a low fuel consumption of 8.1L/100km on the combined ADR cycle ensuring the fuel pump price shock is kept to a minimum.
The Sports Dual Cab Tradie also features cloth trim and a no nonsense character while a strong 750kg payload and a standard tray liner making it the ideal business partner for tradesman as well as in mining, construction, forestry or on the farm.
The Tradie will also be available as a 4x4 manual priced at just $27,990, well below the price of many other diesel 4x4 dual cabs on the market.


According to SsangYong Motors Australasia managing director, Russell Burling, the Sports Dual Cab Tradie answers a strong demand from tradesmen, fleet operators and farmers seeking an economical diesel twin cab that doesn't compromise on safety or performance.
"Clearly there is a demand for a vehicle like this that has less of the creature comforts and a lower price for those seeking a more basic and less luxurious vehicle," said Mr Burling.
"The Tradie proves that you don't have to compromise comfort or safety in a basic dual cab ute for under $25,000," he added.
With improved noise and vibration dampening of the engine and powertrain, the Sports Dual Cab runs much more quietly than other utes while its coil rear springs are unique amongst dual cab utes delivering a quieter and smoother ride without compromising load capacity.
The common rail diesel engine is highly efficient complying with Euro IV standards for low emissions and maximum power with a flat torque curve over the widest possible rpm range for better acceleration both when starting and passing.
The Tradie joins the two other model variants in the SsangYong Sports Dual Cab line up including the standard 4x2 and 4x4 and the range leading SPR 4x4.