New Ssangyong Korando SUV revealed forward of Geneva

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Nissan Qashqai rival will get rugged makeover, with full electrical model to comply with in 2020

The brand new fourth-generation Ssangyong Korando SUV has been revealed forward of the Geneva motor present, with the corporate confirming full electrical model will comply with in 2020.

The agency has launched a single picture of the Nissan Qashqai rival, displaying the brand new exterior look of the automotive with a redesigned entrance finish with a brand new grille and headlights, and sharper sculpting on the facet. The brand new Korando takes inspiration from the e-SIV idea, which previewed a future electrical SUV from the agency.

Based on Ssangyong, the brand new mannequin is 4452mm lengthy and 1870mm vast, dimensions that largely match the earlier Korando, however at 1620mm, it’s fractionally decrease. Ssangyong says that the ‘strong’ exterior is accompanied by a new-look inside that can characteristic extra head room and rear house, with a 10.25in LCD instrument show.

The Korando will launch with a selection of 1.5-litre turbo petrol and 1.6-litre diesel engines, with Ssangyong saying full electrical model “will comply with”. Final yr, Ssangyong UK boss Nick Laird informed Autocar that the EV – pencilled in to launch in 2020 – can be a “big step ahead, even over the present mannequin”, and pledged it could stay a “correct 4×4” with off-road functionality.

The e-SIV idea featured an electrical vary of as much as 280 miles, with a 61.5kWh battery pack driving a 188bhp electrical motor. 

The Korando can also be set to be provided with a hybrid powertrain sooner or later.

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