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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

2021 SsangYong Musso XLV Ultimate review: The quiet achiever

When the class leaders are made in Thailand and the best value comes from China, what can you expect from a ute made in Korea?

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.

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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

2022 SsangYong ‘J100’ electric SUV spied testing in South Korea

The 2022 SsangYong ‘J100’ electric SUV has been spied testing in South Korea – quelling fears that teaser sketches released last month were nothing more than far-fetched enticement for prospective investors. A sole image posted to the Clien forum shows a prototype for SsangYong’s upcoming mid-size electric SUV – codenamed J100 – wearing moderate amounts of camouflage and, crucially, a South Korean registration plate...

2022 SsangYong ‘KR10’: Korea’s Ford Bronco Sport rival teased

Struggling South Korean car maker SsangYong has released the first teaser sketches of a new small to mid-size SUV, with chunky off-road styling that could equip it to challenge the Ford Bronco Sport and Suzuki Jimny sold here and overseas...

SsangYong confirms electric ute for production, but launch timing and Australian prospects unclear

The first electric dual-cab ute on sale in Australia might not wear Toyota, Ford, Isuzu or Tesla badging – instead, it could come from struggling South Korean carmaker SsangYong. As part of a wider electric vehicle (EV) brand announcement overnight, SsangYong confirmed its future electric range will include an "EV pick-up" – more than likely of a similar size to the brand's current offering in the 4x4 dual-cab ute segment, the recently-facelifted Musso...

2021 SsangYong Korando e-Motion electric SUV revealed, Australian launch under consideration

The 2021 SsangYong Korando e-Motion has been unveiled in South Korea and Europe, though an Australian launch has yet to be locked in. First teased in July 2020 under its codename 'E100', a sole, digitally-rendered image of SsangYong's first electric vehicle was released overnight, revealing it will pair the combustion-powered Korando's mid-size SUV body with an assortment of blue, electric-themed styling elements...

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SsangYong Owner Reviews

2020 Ssangyong Musso Ultimate review

I am a long time reader of CarAdvice but I've never submitted an Owner Review. To share some info about myself, I'm 47 years old, with a partner and no kids. This is my mid-life crisis (Part 2). Here is my review of my Ssangyong Musso MY20 Ultimate 2.2L Turbo Diesel, 6-speed Auto. My Musso was purchased brand new from a central Queensland dealer over the phone...

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)...

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