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Korando, 3 Series, S60/V60 get 5-star ANCAP ratings

ANCAP has released its latest round of safety ratings, including five-star scores for the new BMW 3 Series, SsangYong Korando, and Volvo S60/V60. The independent crash-testing firm was quick to highlight the all-new Korando's results, given it's the first time SsangYong has achieved a five-star safety rating...

2019 Ssangyong Korando Launch Edition pricing and specs

Ssangyong has announced pricing and specifications for its all-important Korando SUV, which is now available in two 'Launch Edition' trims. The arrival of the new Korando will play a large role in determining whether Ssangyong will succeed in the long term. July was the company's initial goal for launch, but that's (obviously) been pushed back...

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...

Ssangyong Australia well behind sales targets

Ssangyong is only on track to sell around half its initial target after 12 months of business, after re-launching in Australia with the Musso, Rexton and Tivoli in 2018. Ssangyong Australia boss Tim Smith was shy about sharing numbers, but said figures be officially on the VFACTS industry report at the end of May...

2019 Ssangyong Musso XLV pricing and specs

Ssangyong's new long-wheelbase Musso XLV has been priced for Australia, kicking off at $33,990 in base ELX manual guise. The company has boldly claimed it wants to take on the Ford Ranger and Toyota HiLux with the XLV, which has a longer tray (+310mm) and wheelbase (+110mm) than the regular Musso. That means the bed measures 1610mm long, 1570mm wide and 571mm deep, for 1262L of capacity...

SsangYong Tivoli updated revealed, here in Q3 - UPDATE

The SsangYong Tivoli has only recently gone on sale in Australia, but back in the company's home market of South Korea, the compact crossover has just received a fairly comprehensive upgrade. UPDATE, 22/5/2019: SsangYong's local division has indicated it's expecting the updated Tivoli to arrive during the third or fourth quarter of 2019...

Ssangyong Australia crying out for Musso accessories

Ssangyong is pushing hard to get its range of Musso accessories ready for the Australian market, as it looks to equip dealers with a range of add-ons for dual-cab ute buyers. According to figures quoted by Toyota at the launch of the HiLux Rogue and Rugged, the average dual-cab owners spends somewhere in the vicinity of $2000 on aftermarket accessories almost immediately after purchase...

Ssangyong: Australian factory-backed operation 'performing very well'

Ssangyong's head office is happy with how the brand relaunch is tracking in Australia so far, and will use the example of our market to hone its formula for factory-backed operations in other countries. Speaking with media at the Pocheon Raceway in South Korea, Sanjeev Saksena, head of export markets for Ssangyong, said the Aussie operation is "performing very well" at the moment...

2021 Ssangyong Korando Hybrid: Local arm 'absolutely' interested

Ssangyong will reveal a hybrid version of its mid-sized Korando SUV in the second half of 2021, following in footsteps of a pure-electric model set for debut in the second half of next year. Announced with minimal fanfare at last week's Seoul motor show, details about the hybrid Korando are hard to come by at this point...

2019 Ford Ranger: Autonomous emergency braking standard, pressure on other utes to follow

The Ford Ranger is the first ute on sale in Australia with autonomous emergency braking (AEB) with pedestrian detection and speed sign recognition as standard across an entire range, from the cheapest tradie model to the flagship Raptor...

2020 SsangYong Korando detailed in Geneva

SsangYong has debuted and detailed its new Korando at the Geneva motor show, ahead of an Australian launch later this year. Two engines will be offered, a 1.5-litre turbo petrol and 1.6-litre turbo-diesel, both certified to the Euro 6 emissions standard. The petrol makes 120kW at 5500rpm and 280Nm between 1500 and 4000, while the diesel puts out 100kW at 4000rpm and 324Nm between 1500 and 2500rpm...