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SsangYong Tivoli on hiatus until 2021 as stock runs out

The 2020 SsangYong Tivoli and Tivoli XLV have been quietly put on hiatus after the company sold out of stock in Australia. Although the small Tivoli SUV and slightly larger Tivoli XLV sold in relatively modest numbers (67 and 24 cars respectively) in the first half of 2020, the company says this exhausted dealer stock and so SsangYong Australia has removed the models from its website...

Struggle street: the cars yet to pass 25 sales so far this year

The new-car market has been competitive and cutthroat for a while, but the first half of 2020 increased the pressure to perform. With production delays due to coronavirus, a raft of exciting new models on the horizon, electric and hybrid cars upping their game and buyers facing financial limitations, every new vehicle on the market had to fight harder than ever to succeed...

Mahindra to unload SsangYong – report

Indian car maker Mahindra is looking to unload its 75 per cent share of SsangYong – South Korea’s fourth-largest vehicle producer – amid declining profits during the global coronavirus pandemic. “SsangYong needs a new investor. We are working with the company to see if we can secure investment,” Mahindra’s managing director Pawan Kumar Goenka told Automotive News Europe...

Ssangyong loses $432 million parent company investment

The future of Ssangyong Australia’s planned new model supply and rollout is in doubt, after majority owner Mahindra & Mahindra announced that it was holding back its planned investments in the Korean SUV manufacturer. This comes less than two months after announcing a $423 million investment by Mahindra, with a plan to make Ssangyong profitable by 2022...

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...

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...

Ssangyong Korando EV to offer 420km range - report

Ssangyong has revealed details about its first pure-electric vehicle, the Korando E100 mid-sized SUV, ahead of its reveal in the first half of 2021. Power in the EV crossover will come from a motor making 140kW to deliver "best in class" acceleration, according to a new report in Auto Express. It's mated with a 61...

Car News Daily: 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...