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SSangYong targets owner drivers with new Korando Sports DMZ

Based on the top-of-the-range EX automatic, the new Korando Sports DMZ features full camouflage paintwork, roof rails and 18-inch alloy wheels, and is priced at £19,195 (ex VAT).

Paul Williams, CEO of SsangYong Motor UK, said: “With its keen price and comprehensive list of standard equipment, Korando Sports gives you a lot of vehicle for the money – from £14,495 (ex VAT), and the reassurance of a five-year limitless mileage warranty for complete peace of mind.

“It can be loaded like a truck yet still drives like a car, and really is the best value pick-up you can buy!

“The DMZ is a bit of fun.  We ordered a short run initially but they were instantly snapped-up by our dealers, so we think it could prove particularly popular with owner drivers.”

The Korando Sports is powered by SsangYong’s e-XDi 2 litre diesel engine, and provides maximum power of 155hp and peak torque of 360Nm delivered between 1,500rpm and 2,800rpm. It also offers fuel economy of up to 37.7mpg on the Combined Cycle.  

The vehicle comes with on-demand 4-wheel drive, a full one tonne payload and a towing capability of up to 2.7 tonnes. It also features a large, flat rear deck giving a 2.04m2 load area to take a Euro pallet, and fitted with load deck liner and anchor points.  A range of optional rigid hard tops to provide weather protection and security to the load area is also available.

The SsangYong Korando Sports also comes a live rear axle supported by a multi-link rear suspension system with progressive coil springs instead of the leaf springs employed on many other pick-ups.

In addition to DMZ there are three models – the S, SX and EX – with prices from just £14,495 to £18,195 (ex VAT).

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Written by Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.

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