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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

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?

2019 Ssangyong Tivoli Ultimate review

Australia’s already bustling small-SUV segment probably doesn’t need another competitor, but the Ssangyong Tivoli has arrived, all the same, to carve out its own little niche. Does it have what it takes to stand out?

2019 Ssangyong Korando review

Ssangyong is back in Australia as a factory operation, and the mid-sized Korando will play a huge role in deciding whether it's a success. We've driven it in Korea.

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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

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.

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.

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

So, which car brands are growing in Australia?

As you can read in much more detail here, overall new vehicle sales fell nearly 8 per cent in Australia year to their lowest level since 2011. Just one of the top 10 car makers managed to grow its sales - that would be Kia - and some fell away by double digits. Moreover, almost every segment (passenger, SUV and commercial) went backwards...

Underrated cars that deserve greater success

There are hundreds of cars out there to choose from, so it’s hardly a shock that many laudable ones don’t sell nearly as well as they deserve to. Based on 2019’s industry sales figures, here are some of the standouts. They may not necessarily be the very best in class, but they do deserve more sales...

Car News Daily podcast: Your daily download

Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word...

2020 Ssangyong Korando pricing and specs

There was a time when a then-fledgling Hyundai and Kia had some of the lowest prices, longest feature lists and most generous warranties in the business. Now, they’ve got some cutthroat competition from a crosstown competitor – Ssangyong. The Korean-built Ssangyong Korando range is now available with petrol power and an entry price $6,000 lower than the initial diesel-powered Launch Edition models...

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SsangYong Owner Reviews

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...

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...

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