Ssangyong has released a new trim level for its Korando that will offer 4WD and a price tag of £18,795.
With the release of a new low price 4WD trim level, Ssangyong will challenge other 4x4's including the Nissan Qashqai and Peugeot 3008.
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According to Ssangyong, the release of the new SX trim level is in direct response to feedback from Ssangyong customers who said they wanted a 4x4 crossover that cost less than £20,000.
With its starting price of £18,795, the Ssangyong Korando SX is considerably cheaper than its competitors, as it is around £8,000 less than the Peugeot 3008 and £6,000 less than the Nissan Qashqai. It is also the cheapest 4x4 crossover on the market.
The new SX trim level sits between the existing S and ES trims, which are both 2WD drive variants.
The SX trim offers a 2.0-litre four cylinder turbodiesel powertrain that produces 147bhp at 4,000rpm and provides a towing capacity of 2,000kg. It emits 157g/km.
The engine is matched with a six-speed manual transmission and comes with the same off-road features as the EX trim, which was previously the cheapest 4WD trim at £21,445.
These include Electronic Stability Programme (ESP), hill start assist and Ssangyong's Torque on Demand 4x4 system, which helps distribute power to the wheels that need it most for traction.
Features of the SX trim are similar to that of the S trim and include rear parking sensors, cruise control, roof rails and MP3/iPod compatibility.
Although its price is significantly lower than its competitors, the Korando SX still offers similar off-road features to its opponents with standard ESP and Ssangyong's Torque on Demand 4x4 system.
In terms of future competition, the upcoming Dacia Duster 4x4 is expected to start as low as £10,000.