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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

2019 SsangYong Tivoli review

It's an old design, but new to the Australian market. Can it take on the small SUV segment?

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?

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...

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.

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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. 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

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 Musso LWB revealed, Australian launch confirmed

The SsangYong Musso ute range has been expanded — figuratively and literally — with a new long wheelbase (LWB) model due to touch down in Australia around April this year. The LWB version of the macho pickup is 310mm longer than the ‘regular’ version that went on sale late in 2018, increasing the length to 5.4 metres, 70mm longer than a Toyota HiLux dual-cab...

2019 Ssangyong Tivoli facelift spied

The updated Ssangyong Tivoli has been spied ahead of its debut some time in 2019. There's a lot of cladding at the front of the vehicle, but we can definitely say the updated car will have new headlight graphics and a refashioned bumper with round fog lights. Beyond that it seems there will be a revised grille, probably a redesigned bonnet and maybe a reworked set of front quarter panels...

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

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...

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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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