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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

2020 SsangYong Korando ELX 1.5T petrol review

While not new to Australia, the SsangYong brand still has a relatively low profile. Could the fresh Korando medium SUV be the model to change that?

2020 SsangYong Korando Ultimate review

The SsangYong Korando Ultimate is a surprisingly well-executed SUV from the Korean challenger brand.

Ssangyong Musso XLV Ultimate 2.2TD review

The SsangYong Musso XLV lacks badge recognition and design cohesion, but it's an impressively refined and well-priced lifestyle ute that deserves a chance.

2019 Ssangyong Musso XLV review

More wheelbase, more tub, more good?

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11 Utes, 1 winner: 2019 Dual-cab ute comparison: Best ute of 2019

Best ute 2019 comparison: Ford Ranger v Toyota HiLux v Mitsubishi Triton v Nissan Navara v Isuzu D-Max v Holden Colorado v Volkswagen Amarok v Mazda BT-50 v Mercedes X-Class v Ssangyong Musso XLV v LDV T60 It’s the most comprehensive test we’ve undertaken: 11 of Australia’s top-selling double-cab utes compared side-by-side...

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. It's definitely worth jumping behind the wheel for a test drive, to see if that ride and interior tickles your fancy for the money...

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

Best ute 2019 comparison: Ford Ranger v Toyota HiLux v Mitsubishi Triton v Nissan Navara v Isuzu D-Max v Holden Colorado v Volkswagen Amarok v Mazda BT-50 v Mercedes X-Class v Ssangyong Musso XLV v LDV T60

We test 11 of the best double-cab utes on sale in Australia today, including towing, loading, in the city and suburbs, and off-road.

2019 LDV T60 Luxe v SsangYong Musso XLV Ultimate comparison

Two curious contenders face off at the lower-volume end of Australia's hotly contested ute market.

Mitsubishi Triton GLS Premium v SsangYong Musso Ultimate comparison

The Mitsubishi Triton is a staple of Australia's ute market, outsold only by the Toyota HiLux and Ford Ranger in its segment. This recently upgraded model gets a buffer design and a full suite of active safety tech designed to keep it fresh, and a new range-topping GLS Premium variant that we're testing here...

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SsangYong News

2021 SsangYong Rexton facelift leaked – UPDATE: Australian launch confirmed

UPDATE, October 22: Well, here it is! New promotional images posted to Russian website Kolesa.ru reveal the extent of the changes we'll see on the 2021 SsangYong Rexton.  As the earlier teaser images revealed, we can expect a bold new grille design – shown here in a dark shadow chrome finish – along with subtly tweaked lighting internals and bumpers at both ends...

SsangYong recalls SUV models due to possible fuel leaks

SsangYong Australia has issued a recall of 374 vehicles from the Korando, Tivoli, and Tivoli XLV range due to the potential for a fuel leak to develop. Owners of the Korando C300 with Model Years 2019 and 2020 (MY19-MY20), and the Tivoli and Tivoli XLV with Model Years 2015 to 2020 (MY15-MY20) are advised to have their vehicle repaired at a SsangYong dealership...

SsangYong recalls Chairman due to possible steering fault

SsangYong Australia has issued a recall of 108 examples of its Chairman sedan with made from 2001 to 2007 (MY01-MY07) due to a potentially serious steering fault. The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says "a crack developing in the steering lock housing can cause the steering wheel to lock into the straight ahead position when the key is turned"...

2021 SsangYong Korando 'E100' electric SUV teased

SsangYong has teased the long-promised all-electric version of its mid-size Korando SUV, despite uncertainty around the brand's future as it seeks new investors. The final production name is yet to be confirmed, though internally it has been codenamed Korando E100...

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SsangYong Owner Reviews

2019 Ssangyong Musso ELX review

I have now owned this vehicle for over seven months and have driven 17,000 kilometres so far. I was a bit apprehensive about buying a Ssangyong at first but after speaking to a few owners, and after driving the Musso, I dove straight in. I drive a Ford Ranger for work and have found the Ssangyong to be on a different page to the Ford product...

2019 Ssangyong Rexton Ultimate (AWD) review

Summary: Good equipment levels and build quality, but let down by ride and fuel economy. We traded in our 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe Highlander on a new Ssangyong Rexton Ultimate in September 2019 at Cricks Ssangyong on the Sunshine Coast. We were attracted to the Rexton for its towing ability (3.5 tonne), having 7 seats and being a 4WD...

2008 Ssangyong Rexton RX270 Xdi (7 Seat) review

In 2012, our family decided to buy a new car that could accommodate all our needs, as we needed a large SUV for our growing family. We went out one day to our local car dealers and came across a 2008 SsangYong Rexton RX270XDi Sports. It was something I had never seen before, and after taking a decent look at it we took the car for a test drive and fell in love with it (thanks to the previous owner who had kept the car in pristine shape)...

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...

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