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SsangYong is backing the launch of its new Korando into the growing crossover market with a five-year/unlimited mileage warranty.

ll the major mechanical components on the car are covered including wheel bearings, suspension joints and bushes, steering joints, shock absorbers and even the audio system.

Wearable components such as clutch discs and brake friction materials which could have their life reduced by poor driving are covered for one year or 12,000 miles, and the battery and paintwork for three years.

Furthermore, the warranty applies to the car not the purchaser, so providing the service record is maintained it can be transferred no matter how many times the vehicle is sold within that five year period.

 

http://www. fleetnews. co. uk/news/2011/10/4/ssangyong-korando-launches-in-the-uk-with-five-year-limitless-mileage-warranty/40766/

 

A Road Test.

 

A 173bhp 2. 0-litre turbodiesel motor, developed by the company independently, is the only motor available in the Korando. A six-speed auto and all-wheel drive is on offer, but we’re testing the entry-level two-wheel drive model.

 

http://www. autocar. co. uk/CarReviews/FirstDrives/Ssangyong-Korando-2. 0d-2WD/252944/

 

It might not be a pretty car but it is a pretty impressive warranty IMHO.

 

Regards.

Col

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Stone me - thats impressive. My Paj is 2. 8 and is 166BHP.

 

Just goes to show . ...............................

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Hi Col. In 2010 I took a 2010 demonstrator Auto SsangYong Kyron out and did a 25mile round trip on a mix of routes/roads. My only criticism of it was the rather firm ride,it did however only have a few thousand miles on it. I drove with the radio off and it was a very pleasant and relatively quiet ride.

I have not looked at the Korando spec' but if the 6spd Auto box has a Geartronic facility I would think that it should be a decent all-rounder. It has very much the look of the New Generation Kia Sorrento/Toyota Rav4/Ford Kuga.

Auto boxes with excessive numbers of gears can produce a 'constant searching' when on hill work with a van hooked on.

Most likely this year will see them exhibited at the NEC, I cannot see them letting Mitsubishi take the floor on their own again in that class of vehicle.

Life in general can be a journey of chance with some winners and sadly some losers. Your outfit can never be left to chance. A short-while carrying out essential checks can ensure a long-time of happy & safe caravanning for all concerned.
Ignorance can often be bliss but is certainly not an excuse and when continually disregarded they can be totally disastrous for oneself and the innocent parties.

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Interesting to note that Pajeros are manufactured in Korea.

 

Hi Pete. I wonder if this was to skirt around export/import numbers. I always thought that both the Mitsubishi Shogun and Pajero variants were made in Japan.

Their is an Industrial Sewing Machine sold under the name of Highlead. They are essentially Chinese but are made in a Mitsubishi owner and operated factory and there is evidence that they are actually 'Badge Engineered' Mitsubishi machines but at a very budget price.

During their first few years of production there were frequent failures in the faster moving parts,since the Mitsubishi involvement they are as good as you will get and comparable with the American & British made Industrial Singer machines of the 50's 60's 70's & 80's.

My own is a Seiko STW 8b,one owner from new in 1977. Still a much sort after industrial sewing machine because of the wide range of applications/ability of its specification.

A very similar product was sold from the USA and expported under the name of Consew and carried the model of name 206RB.

Seiko were running rings around Singer and had to deal with quota issues.

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Life in general can be a journey of chance with some winners and sadly some losers. Your outfit can never be left to chance. A short-while carrying out essential checks can ensure a long-time of happy & safe caravanning for all concerned.
Ignorance can often be bliss but is certainly not an excuse and when continually disregarded they can be totally disastrous for oneself and the innocent parties.

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Ah,Mr Rooster san.

 

You can do made to measure in light blue worsted cloth,3 button jacket with red silk lining? I send measurements soon and cash payment on completion. 48 hours delivery to Fort Col?

Arigato.

 

Col san.

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Ah,Mr Rooster san.

 

You can do made to measure in light blue worsted cloth,3 button jacket with red silk lining? I send measurements soon and cash payment on completion. 48 hours delivery to Fort Col?

Arigato.

 

Col san.

 

Hi Col . Har no yo got wong ideah. I am a retired upholsterer/motor trimmer/caravan/motorhome/canal boat & aviation Artisan in Furnishings including Heavy Draperies. The old school reference was Upholder. After my divorce in 1992 I became a specialist in other matters of 'Upholding,especially if they were circa 44DD or E.

Life in general can be a journey of chance with some winners and sadly some losers. Your outfit can never be left to chance. A short-while carrying out essential checks can ensure a long-time of happy & safe caravanning for all concerned.
Ignorance can often be bliss but is certainly not an excuse and when continually disregarded they can be totally disastrous for oneself and the innocent parties.

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Just spent some time looking at this on the Ssanyong website and other sites. It looks like a really good car with a good warranty. It could well end up like the launch of the Hyundai Ix35 where it was impossible to get one in the spec you want eg 4wd.

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'Upholding,especially if they were circa 44DD or E.

 

A man after my own heart! :D

 

Somehow I don't think Heavy drapes will go with the brogues?

 

Regards.

Col

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Anything more than a handful is a waste when I am loading up the bird feeder with peanuts.

 

You may ask what I mean by that.

 

Well, as it so happens - nothing really although I do like fully loaded birds - I mean loaded bird feeders.

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It might not be a pretty car but it is a pretty impressive warranty IMHO.

 

If I was still driving 30,000 miles a year I'd be very tempted. But fortunately I'm not!

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The auto car write up wasn't selling it to me, especially the comment about peaky torque, which seems strange as the 266 pound feet are available from 2k to 3k rpm, the power and torque is almost the same as the xtrail, 171bhp/266 T.

 

Again the comment about the gear ratio between 2/3, wasn't selling it.

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As said it is priced the same as the KIA Sportage . IMO I would go for the KIA as Ssanyong went into receivership a couple of years ago and is owned now by a Cement company which is owned by a shipping company . Ssanyong lost a lot of its dealerships a few years ago and finding dealers is not as easy as KIA dealers . But the cars have always been reliable but resale value is not as good as a KIA .

 

 

 

Dave

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As said it is priced the same as the KIA Sportage . IMO I would go for the KIA as Ssanyong went into receivership a couple of years ago and is owned now by a Cement company which is owned by a shipping company . Ssanyong lost a lot of its dealerships a few years ago and finding dealers is not as easy as KIA dealers . But the cars have always been reliable but resale value is not as good as a KIA .

Dave

 

KIA have also been in receivership.

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As said it is priced the same as the KIA Sportage . IMO I would go for the KIA as Ssanyong went into receivership a couple of years ago and is owned now by a Cement company which is owned by a shipping company . Ssanyong lost a lot of its dealerships a few years ago and finding dealers is not as easy as KIA dealers . But the cars have always been reliable but resale value is not as good as a KIA .

 

 

 

Dave

 

 

I beg to differ. ...

 

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India’s Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. completes acquisition of a majority stake in SsangYong Motor Company

Date 2011. 03. 15 / Seoul :

 

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M&M), India’s leading manufacturer of utility vehicles, today announced that it has completed all formalities related to the acquisition of a majority stake in SsangYong Motor Company (SYMC) and that the company is no longer in Court Receivership.

Mahindra had emerged as the preferred bidder for SsangYong in August 2010.

This marks the beginning of a new journey for SYMC and will also pave the way for both Mahindra and SYMC to emerge as a strong force allied together in the global passenger vehicle industry, through their strategic partnership.

 

Present on the occasion were Mr. Bharat Doshi, Executive Director & Group CFO, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. and Dr. Pawan Goenka who is President of Mahindra’s Automotive and Farm Equipment Sectors. Key officials from the Mahindra Group and SYMC were also present.

For Mahindra, the biggest benefit from this partnership will be the opportunity to harness synergies between the two companies, while protecting their respective brand identities and ensuring quality. Towards this end, a Synergy Council comprised of senior management from both companies will be established to ensure focus and delivery of synergies between the two companies. The Council will focus on various aspects such as global procurement, new car development and business strategy to penetrate international markets.

 

Strategic plans such as the India project which involves launching the Rexton and Korando-C in India have already been kicked off. Also under discussion are opportunities for joint product and technology development and synergy in global operations and purchase. Mahindra has a strong IT system that is being reviewed for suitability for SsangYong. The company is also considering the possibility of Mahindra Finance setting up operations in Korea to enhance the sales of SsangYong vehicles.

 

Mahindra has also proposed the following five point agenda for SsangYong:

 

 

 Strengthening the product pipeline

 Harnessing synergies between the two companies

 Investing in the SYMC brand

 Building human resources

 Focusing on financial stability

SsangYong has also proposed the following investments:

 

 

 In 2011 the business plan calls for a 70% investment increase in product development, compared to last year, at over KRW 200 billion

 Over 40 bn KRW for brand building in Korea - a 60% increase over 2010 - and an increase in overseas brand investment by over four times, in 2011.

Dr. Pawan Goenka, President, Automotive and Farm Equipment Sectors, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. , mentioned that Mahindra was extremely conscious of SYMC’s Korean heritage and would only want to enhance it.

SsangYong will be an independently run Korean company – by largely Korean Management – and a will remain a ‘Made in Korea’ Brand.

 

He also announced that the new CEO of SYMC will be Mr. Yoo-il Lee, while Mr. Dilip Sundaram from Mahindra will be the new CFO.

He also announced the names of the new Board of Directors of SsangYong Motor Company.*

 

“This is a landmark day for all of us at Mahindra as it marks the beginning of what I am sure will be an enduring partnership with SsangYong Motor Company. I would like to thank all the employees of SsangYong as well as the company’s creditors for the help and cooperation extended to us during this long process.

As one of the country’s premier automotive companies, SsangYong brings with it a rich legacy of R&D and innovation. This legacy, coupled with the synergies between the two companies in the areas of R&D, product development and platform sharing, will make the combined entity of Mahindra and SsangYong a force to reckon with in the global utility vehicle space. We are committed to nurturing the SsangYong brand in both the Korean and global markets and returning it to its days of glory.” said Dr. Pawan Goenka.

“Mahindra brings with it a great deal of passion, domain expertise and knowledge of the global UV market, as India’s leading utility vehicle (UV) manufacturer. All of us at SsangYong look forward to working closely with the Mahindra team to help develop a new product portfolio and gain momentum in overseas markets,” said Mr. Yoo-il Lee, CEO, SsangYong Motor Company.

“I would like to thank both joint-receivers, Mr. Lee and Mr. Park, who were involved in the day to day operations of the company and who ensured that SsangYong stood up to the challenge through the entire rehabilitation period,” Said Mr. Bharat Doshi, Executive Director & Group CFO, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. “I would also like to express gratitude to the Seoul Central District Court who handles this daunting task and guided Ssangyong throughout this process”, he added.

 

About The Mahindra Group

The Mahindra Group focuses on enabling people to rise. Mahindra operates in the key industries that drive economic growth, enjoying a leadership position in tractors, utility vehicles, information technology and vacation ownership. Mahindra has a presence in the automotive industry, agribusiness, aerospace, components, consulting services, defence, energy, finance and insurance, industrial equipment, logistics, real estate, retail, steel, and two wheelers. A US $7. 1 billion multinational group based in Mumbai, India, Mahindra employs more than 112,000 people in over 79 countries. In 2010, Mahindra was named among the Forbes Asian Fab 50 and the Credit Suisse Great Brands of Tomorrow. Its flagship company, Mahindra & Mahindra Limited, has recently earned the distinction of being the only Indian automobile manufacturer to feature in the top 10 list of the Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index in India - 2010, created by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP).

For more information, please visit www. mahindra. com.

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I wouldn't buy either, both have a towball limit of 80kg.

 

Not much good for a 4x4, when road cars such as a mondeo, passat, have a 90kg limit on the latest offerings, the insignia 85kg.

 

Source whatcar towcar awards.

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India’s Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. completes acquisition of a majority stake in SsangYong Motor Company

Date 2011. 03. 15 / Seoul :

 

I had not heard about that so hopefully they will get back on track . But I would still not rush out to buy one until they get a decent amount of dealerships to provide aftersales back up . I like to know that where ever I am in the country I have a dealership I can get Warranty work carried out not to far away which the KIA would do .

 

We had three Ssanyyong dealers here local that shut about 5 yrs ago leaving none now .

 

 

 

Dave

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