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Review: 2019 SsangYong Musso

The Musso will pick up where it left off: a slightly left-of-centre Korean offering with sharp pricing and good inclusions. While it's a bit of a compromise off-road, the good levels of comfort and refinement go a long way. And the new seven-year warranty is an absolute cracker...

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2019 SsangYong Rexton review
Rating: 7.610 /10
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2019 SsangYong Rexton review

Diesel engine, seven seats, off-road capability, lots of tech and sharp pricing. How does the SsangYong Rexton stack up against the competition?

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2019 SsangYong Musso review
Rating: 7.410 /10
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2019 SsangYong Musso review

SsangYong is back in Australia, and its most important model is the Musso. We see how the Korean 4WD ute stacks up...


Ssangyong confirms seven-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty
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Ssangyong confirms seven-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty

That's right folks, there's another member of the seven-year warranty gang. And, it's another Korean. While spilling some details about its upcoming new range of vehicles, including the Musso, Rexton and Tivoli, Ssangyong has confirmed it will offer a seven-year warranty across its range. But wait, there's more: it's unlimited kilometres...


Ssangyong Rexton DKR to tackle 2019 Dakar Rally
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Ssangyong Rexton DKR to tackle 2019 Dakar Rally

The Ssangyong Rexton DKR has been unveiled a month before it enters the 2019 Dakar Rally. Apart from the badges and doors, the Rexton DKR seems to share very little with the showroom-ready Rexton. The race car's body is welded to a chrome-molybdenum multi-tubular chassis. The Rexton DKR is powered by a V8 petrol engine generating around 335kW of power...


Ssangyong bringing local suspension tune to Australia in 2019
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Ssangyong bringing local suspension tune to Australia in 2019

At the launch of the new range of Musso, Rexton and Tivoli models in country Victoria, Ssangyong has confirmed it will soon be undertaking the investment of a localised suspension tune for Australia, across its line-up. It’s going to start with the Musso 4WD ute, which will be entering the highly competitive 4WD ute segment in 2019...


Ssangyong: Australian plans detailed
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Ssangyong: Australian plans detailed

The paint is barely dry on its dealer signs, but Ssangyong is already looking to expand its model range in Australia, detailing plans to bring the long-tray dual-cab Musso ute, mid-sized Korando SUV and facelifted Tivoli to our shores next year. Speaking with CarAdvice in Melbourne, Andrew Ellis, local Ssangyong communications boss, offered the lowdown on what's to come in 2019 for the factory-backed operation...


2019 Ssangyong Tivoli, Tivoli XLV priced from $23,490
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2019 Ssangyong Tivoli, Tivoli XLV priced from $23,490

Ssangyong Australia has detailed pricing and initial specifications for the new Tivoli and Tivoli XLV ranges ahead of the brand's relaunch Down Under in November. Headlining features include the range-wide fitment of autonomous emergency braking with forward collision warning, along with seven airbags, a rear-view camera, along with a touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto...


2019 Ssangyong Rexton pricing and specs
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2019 Ssangyong Rexton pricing and specs

Ssangyong has revealed pricing and specs for its 2019 Rexton SUV, as it prepares to relaunch as a factory-backed manufacturer this November. The seven-seat SUV is one of four models coming as part of the relaunch, with pricing to start at $39,990 drive-away for the entry-level two-wheel drive petrol EX...


2019 Ssangyong Musso pricing and specs
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2019 Ssangyong Musso pricing and specs

Ssangyong has revealed pricing and specs for the 2019 Musso, as it prepares for a November relaunch Down Under. Now a factory-backed operation, the South Korean brand will launch with four model lines when it touches down: Rexton, Musso, Tivoli and Tivoli XLV. The entire range will be covered by a seven-year, unlimited kilometre warranty...


2018 SsangYong XLV review
Rating: 6.610 /10
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2018 SsangYong XLV review

The practical SsangYong XLV small crossover is not as polished as its newer Rexton stablemate, but a punchy diesel drivetrain and expected sharp pricing will count as positives when it arrives this November.


2018 SsangYong Rexton review
Rating: 7.310 /10
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2018 SsangYong Rexton review

The diesel-powered SsangYong Rexton 4x4 could make a few prospective Isuzu MU-X or Mitsubishi Pajero Sport buyers think twice, if the pricing is right come November. Stay tuned…...


2018 SsangYong Musso review
Rating: 7.210 /10
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2018 SsangYong Musso review

If SsangYong Australia's new factory distributor gets its pricing right, the coil-sprung Musso has every chance of carving out a niche in Australia's flourishing dual-cab ute market.


SsangYong Australia pushing for seven-year warranty, at least
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SsangYong Australia pushing for seven-year warranty, at least

The head of SsangYong’s new Australian factory-backed subsidiary wants the brand to relaunch in November with a market-leading warranty. The challenge is getting the plan approved by head office in Korea. The goal is clearly to match rival Korean car-maker Kia with a seven-year/unlimited-kilometre warranty; a tactic that has become a powerful tool to smash any lingering misperceptions about the quality of that brand's vehicles...


2018 SsangYong Stavic/Turismo facelift revealed
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2018 SsangYong Stavic/Turismo facelift revealed

The facelifted SsangYong Turismo — last sold in Australia as the SsangYong Stavic — has been revealed in the UK. The people mover's front end styling has been reworked, with the car gaining slimmer headlights, restyled bumpers, and a corporate grille that ties it stylistically to more modern SsangYong models, such as the Korando, Rexton and Tivoli...


SsangYong Australia's range confirmed
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SsangYong Australia's range confirmed

Korea’s third brand, SsangYong, has confirmed it’ll start selling cars again in Australia from this November, after a two-year absence. It'll be armed with three SUVs and a dual-cab ute, and about 20 dealers from the start...


SsangYong locks in Australian boss, return date
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SsangYong locks in Australian boss, return date

Korea’s SsangYong is coming back to Australia for another crack at our unusually competitive and fragmented new vehicle market. While we learned that little fact in March this year, we now know a little more about its plans, which include re-launching as an official distributor in the fourth quarter of 2018...


SsangYong returning to Australia
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SsangYong returning to Australia

Forgotten manufacturer SsangYong will return to Australia’s increasingly-cluttered car market before the end of 2018. The Korean brand will operate through its own factory distributor this time — it was last imported by Ateco Automotive — and is currently signing up a network of dealers and local management...


2018 Ssangyong Rexton Sports ute unveiled
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2018 Ssangyong Rexton Sports ute unveiled

The Ssangyong Rexton Sports ute has been unveiled in South Korea, with sales slated to begin next week. Forward of the B-pillar, the new Sports looks identical to the current Rexton SUV. Behind that point, the car features redesigned rear doors, a truncated passenger cabin and, of course, a cargo tray. Under the bonnet is a 2.2-litre turbo-diesel engine...


2014-15 Ssangyong Stavic recalled
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2014-15 Ssangyong Stavic recalled

Ateco Australia has issued a recall notice for 340 examples of the Ssangyong Stavic people mover, over concerns about worn ball joints. The company says the joints could fail if cars are “operated for extended periods of time without any inspection or repair”...