In the photo: SsangYong Korando test car

In the photo: SsangYong Korando test car


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SsangYong Korando


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SsangYong Korando 1.6 e-XDi 136 Limited, power front

Road behavior seems to be healthy, but the steering is very assisted.


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SsangYong Korando 1.6 e-XDi 136 Limited, front 3/4 power

This cheap Korean is not bad anywhere and even convincing everywhere.


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SsangYong Korando 1.6 e-XDi 136 Limited, variable profile

The silencer is in the average good category.


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SsangYong Korando 1.6 e-XDi 136 Limited, 3/4 rear convertible

Suspension comfort is good, despite some jitters produced by the 19-inch rims.


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SsangYong Korando 1.6 e-XDi 136 Limited, convertible rear

The driving pleasure is in the good average for the compact SUV category.


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SsangYong Korando 1.6 e-XDi 136 Limited, headlight

Halogen lamps provide accurate lighting.


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SsangYong Korando 1.6 e-XDi 136 Limited, logo

This emblem, unknown to most drivers, is the biggest handicap of this convincing Korando.


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SsangYong Korando 1.6 e-XDi 136 Limited, front bumper


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SsangYong Korando 1.6 e-XDi 136 Limited, rims

These impressive 19-inch wheels are reserved for a small, premium quality.


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SsangYong Korando 1.6 e-XDi 136 Limited, door handle

Touchless access is standard from the second Tech trim level.


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SsangYong Korando 1.6 e-XDi 136 Limited, roof bars

Roof tiles are provided from the second trim level.


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SsangYong Korando 1.6 e-XDi 136 Limited, rear quarter

The rear quarter pillar, whose design is somewhat reminiscent of the Opel Grandland X, makes the profile more fluid.


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SsangYong Korando 1.6 e-XDi 136 Limited, lights

The rear lights, whose signature is made up of three arcs, give the rear a certain presence.


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SsangYong Korando 1.6 e-XDi 136 Limited, hatchback

The rear gate stamping shows a daring design.


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SsangYong Korando 1.6 e-XDi 136 Limited, rear bumper


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SsangYong Korando 1.6 e-XDi 136 Limited, dashboard

The dashboard style looks a little big.


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SsangYong Korando 1.6 e-XDi 136 Limited, interior

The latter seems more correct.


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SsangYong Korando 1.6 e-XDi 136 Limited, cockpit

Ergonomics seems to be fine.


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SsangYong Korando 1.6 e-XDi 136 Limited, speedometers

At the top of the range, the traditional counters are replaced by a 10.25-inch screen.


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SsangYong Korando 1.6 e-XDi 136 Limited, Digital Cockpit

This Digital Cockpit allows you to customize the display.


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SsangYong Korando 1.6 e-XDi 136 Limited, instruments

The images appear to be inspired by PSA’s latest designs. It is possible to display the navigation map in full width.


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SsangYong Korando 1.6 e-XDi 136 Limited, cruise control

Air traffic control does its job well, but the route setting system is not accurate.


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SsangYong Korando 1.6 e-XDi 136 Limited, screen

The 9-inch screen offers convincing definition. But its brightness changes badly with the external conditions.


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SsangYong Korando 1.6 e-XDi 136 Limited, screen

Ergonomics are correct, even if the “Mode” shortcut should be called “Media”, while the “Settings” settings refer to the navigation settings and not the car settings…


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SsangYong Korando 1.6 e-XDi 136 Limited, push button start


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SsangYong Korando 1.6 e-XDi 136 Limited, drivetrain

The range of driving aids is almost complete. The only thing missing is a blind spot detector.


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SsangYong Korando 1.6 e-XDi 136 Limited, gear lever

The six-speed Aisin gearbox impresses with its excellent handling.


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SsangYong Korando 1.6 e-XDi 136 Limited, downhill pass

Korando will only be introduced in homeopathic dosage for 4×4 in France. But the traction version still benefits from hill assist.


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SsangYong Korando 1.6 e-XDi 136 Limited, door panels

Ambient lighting adorns the dashboard as well as the door panels.


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SsangYong Korando 1.6 e-XDi 136 Limited, ambient light

Korando adopts customizable ambient lighting with a 3D effect, unique on the market. This device has been maintained to a high standard.


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SsangYong Korando 1.6 e-XDi 136 Limited, seats

The quality of the leather is unmatched by Bentley. But there are rare examples of providing such upholstery at this price.


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SsangYong Korando 1.6 e-XDi 136 Limited, seating capacity

The back seat is as spacious as it is comfortable.


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SsangYong Korando 1.6 e-XDi 136 Limited, trunk

The 551 liter trunk seems generous for the unit.


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SsangYong Korando 1.6 e-XDi 136 Limited, module

You have to go through the tool box to have a double bottom and therefore a flat floor when you fold the bench seat.


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SsangYong Korando 1.6 e-XDi 136 Limited, engine

The 136 hp four-cylinder diesel is breathless and flexible.


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SsangYong Korando 1.6 e-XDi 136 Limited, 3/4 front


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SsangYong Korando 1.6 e-XDi 136 Limited, profile


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SsangYong Korando 1.6 e-XDi 136 Limited, 3/4 rear


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SsangYong Korando 1.6 e-XDi 136 Limited, rear


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