Mahindra Korando Review
Ssangyong rolls out Korando Turismo in South Korea
28 February, 2013: South Korean auto major Ssangyong has amplified its portfolio with its latest launch of Korando Turismo. The MPV was launched in South Korea and India as of now needs to satisfy itself with Rexton as Korando’s launch is delayed. Ssangyong Korando Turismo MPV comes with a seating capacity of eleven people in 2+3+3+3. The car comes in two wheel drive, four wheel as well as all wheel drive options making this MPV to watch out for against competition. Ssangyong operates in India under Mahindra shelters and is likely to release the SUV version of Mahindra Korando in India.
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The compact SUV that will contain several convenience features inside the cabin along with 17-inch alloy wheels that will be kept standard on all variants. The Mahindra Ssangyong Korando will be offered in some fresh bold shades and being a prolific vehicle it is expected to be priced between 14 Lakh to 15 Lakh for entry level variant.
Mahindra Korando Review by Expert
Mahindra & Mahindra has been India’s leading Utility Vehicle manufacturer. The Indian giants are conquering greater shares in the automobile market every day. Not long back the company took over the Korean Auto company Ssangyong and now is planning to launch Ssangyong car models in India. First of all to hit markets is Mahindra Korando, the Indian version of Korean Ssangyong Korando. Mahindra has already conditioned the competition with the Rexton, and now this SUV already has gathered a lot of attention due to its class leading functionalities, looks, features and performance.
Mahindra Korando was unveiled at the New Delhi Auto Expo 2012 but Mahindra has decided to keep the price tag a secret. It is a good strategy to study market before launching a new model. According to the officials Mahindra Korando price will be announced at the time of bookings. In some time Mahindra plans to get Ssangyong Mahindra Korando bookings from all over the country. This entry level SUV is expected to have a price range of Rs 14-16 lakh. Smart pricing will be the key to Mahindra Korando’s success over other competitors such as Skoda Yeti, Ford Endeavour, Tata Aria and the popular Renault Duster.
The Ssangyong Korando is tweaked a bit to fit into the Indian base. Ssangyong Mahindra Korando uses a 2.0L, e-XDi200 engine. This 1998 cc diesel engine produces a 175 S of maximum power at the rate of 4000 rpm and a maxed torque of 360 Nm at the rate of 2000-3000 rpm. CRDi system fuels the engine’s four cylinders. Engine is mated with a six speed manual transmission. Mahindra Korando has an impressive top speed of 170 kmph. A 100 kmph is achieved in 9.9 seconds. The car has a city/highway mileage of around 13.2/19.5 kmpl.
The new Mahindra Korando is developed and designed by renowned styling and design manufacturer “Itladesin”. The shape and design of this SUV is modern and stylish with rugged and tough appearance. This compact SUV Mahindra Korando is built on monocoque body structure, thus ensuring both sturdy and light weight body compared to its counterparts. The car looks extremely hefty and sporty with its muscular beautiful and flared wheel arches that are fitted with 17 inch alloy wheel tyres. Headlamps, high belt line, bulky bonnet and semi-circular grille with black mesh, all together merges well. The frond façade of Korando seem heavy, bulky and masculine. Diamond shaped fog lamps, Body colors mirror with side blinkers, meshed dam goes with overall look. The car is a five seater SUV with various lavish seat layouts, heated seats, a smart key make both driver and passengers comfortable.
Mahindra Korando safety features include rear parking sensors and dual front airbags with passenger off switch. Electronic Stability Programme with active roll over Protection makes it a safer ride. ABS with Brakeforce distribution (EBD) is another electronic safety feature. Engine immobilizer ensures the vehicle’s safety.
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