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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

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

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

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

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

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

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”...

2018 Ssangyong Rexton revealed

The next-generation Ssangyong Rexton has been revealed on the Korean automaker's social media pages. Due to have its in-the-flesh debut at the upcoming Seoul motor show, the new Rexton has so far gone by the codename Y400, and will be sold in its home market as the Ssangyong G4 Rexton. According to Autocar, the new vehicle will do without the G4 appellation throughout much of the rest of the world...

Ssangyong Y400 SUV to be revealed in Seoul

The SsangYong Y400 SUV will be revealed in production form at the upcoming Seoul motor show, the company announced this week. Set to become the new flagship in the Korean brand's line-up, the Y400 - which is still to be given a showroom name - will sport styling elements inspired by the LIV-2 concept revealed at last year's Paris motor show...

SsangYong XAVL concept revealed

The SsangYong XAVL concept has been revealed at the Geneva motor show this week, previewing the Korean brand's future design direction and its next-generation of SUVs. XAVL stands for 'eXciting Authentic Vehicle Long', with the show car being a mid-size SUV with three rows of seating - similar to a Nissan X-Trail or Mitsubishi Outlander in terms of size...

SsangYong XAVL seven-seat concept teased

Korean car maker SsangYong will use next month's Geneva motor show to reveal yet another new concept, this one dubbed XAVL. Challenging Mitsubishi for some sort of "how many concepts can you reveal between new production models" award, SsangYong's latest show car will be a mid-sized SUV on the large end of the segment...