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Tuesday, March 06, 2012

By Manoj Kumawat

Ssangyong uncovers new Kornado SUV at Geneva Motor Show

Ssangyong Motors, a subsidiary of the Indian auto giant Mahindra & Mahindra, has unveiled a new version of its popular global portfolio Sports Utility Vehicle – Mahindra Kornado – at the ongoing Geneva Motor Show. Besides a number of cosmetic changes, the new Kornado SUV will be carrying an all new engine unit at its heart. Moreover, the SUV will be blessed with enhanced fuel efficiency and reduced emission level. The new SUV will be initially debuted in the European markets by the middle of this year.

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The new Kornado SUV will come powered by a 2.0-litre eco diesel engine that is capable of delivering peak power of 149 PS along with a reduced CO2 emission level of 147g/km for two – wheel drive variant and 157g/km for all wheel drive variant. In terms of performance, the new Kornado SUV will be carrying reduced level of NVH (Noise, Vibration and Harshness). The company claims that improvements in the transmission control make the new Kornado easy to handle and easy to drive vehicle.

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At the exterior front, the new Kornado SUV carries some styling and feature of upgrades including a chrome-coated mesh radiator grille, hybrid wiper blades and an overall sportier look. Even the interior gets a makeover with LED-lit instrument cluster, a carbon grain pattern and a sporty glossy finish on switches.

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It is to be mentioned here that Ssangyong’s parent Mahindra & Mahindra is planning to roll-out its global portfolio SUVs Kornado and Rexton in the Indian market next year. Both of the SUVs displayed at the recently held Delhi international auto expo about two months back, where these vehicles received a good response from the SUV enthusiasts and visitors.

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