SsangYong Korando SUV review - Carbuyer


The Korando is SsangYong’s first new car in four years, and is pitched as a low-cost rival to the Nissan Qashqai, Hyundai ix35 and Kia Sportage. There is lots of kit — even entry-level cars get air-con, cruise control and rear parking sensors — while you have a choice of front and four-wheel drive. The only engine option is a powerful 2.0-litre diesel. But while the Korando sounds attractive, it has a low-rent feel. Inside are hard, scratchy plastics, and the engine is noisy. Plus, in corners, the Korando isn’t as stable as its rivals.