SSANGYONG RODIUS MPV - NEW 2.0L ENGINE BRINGS POWER, ECONOMY AND REFINEMENT

 

SsangYong Rodius 2.0 litre

SsangYong Rodius 2.0 litre

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SsangYong Rodius 2.0 litre

SsangYong Rodius 2.0 litre

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The SsangYong Rodius is one of very few MPV people movers that doesn’t come with the traditional ‘people versus luggage’ compromise, and with seven adults comfortably seated still packs in a further 875 litres of luggage space.  This increases to 2,271 litres with the rear row of seats removed.

Further improved for 2013, the Rodius is now powered by SsangYong’s latest e-XDi diesel engine. This 2 litre Euro 5 unit provides a maximum power of 155PS and peak torque of 360Nm delivered between 1,500rpm and 2,800rpm, with economy up to 38.7 mpg on the Combined Cycle.  This is the same engine fitted to the recently announced Korando Sports pick-up which has already received wide praise.

As well as seven seats, every Rodius comes with the level of standard equipment you would expect from a full sized people carrier.  Electric front and rear windows, fully automatic climate control and a Kenwood audio and Bluetooth system are standard across all variants including the entry level S model, as are vital safety aids including ABS, EBD, ESP and now ISOFIX child seat anchorages for the middle row.  With an entry level price of just £15,995, this high level of equipment really puts the value of Rodius into perspective.  

In ES trim you also have the option of a Mercedes-Benz five speed T-Tronic automatic transmission in place of the standard six speed manual.  Heated leather front seats, 16 inch alloy wheels and rear privacy glass also feature.  The flagship EX model adds even more versatility with the addition of an on demand four wheel drive system.  Perfect for towing and tackling wintry conditions, the 4x4 system utilises SsangYong’s years of experience to deliver the ultimate traction whatever the weather or road conditions.  And there’s an impressive towing capability of 2000 kg.

“As with all our cars, the new Rodius is keenly priced for the current tough economic conditions but also comprehensively equipped,” said Paul Williams, CEO of SsangYong Motor UK.  “From just £15,995, that’s not only a lot of car for the money but it is also backed by our own 5 year limitless mileage warranty.  SsangYong is the only manufacturer to have that much confidence in its MPV and gives customers such peace of mind.”

Rodius MPV pricing

Prices including VAT

 

 

 

 

Rodius

S

ES

ES (Auto)

EX (Auto)

Basic price

£12,783

£14,450

£15,521

£17,604

VAT @ 20%

£2,557

£2,890

£3,104

£3,521

First registration fee

£55

£55

£55

£55

First year road tax

£460

£460

£460

£600

OTR* Price

£15,995

£17,995

£19,495

£21,995

Note * OTR (on the road) prices include VAT, registration and 12 months road tax.

5 year limitless mileage warranty
As with all models in the SsangYong range, the new Rodius is covered by a best in class 5 year limitless mileage warranty.

Designed to be totally transparent and give customers complete peace of mind, ‘limitless’ means just that: not a maximum mileage condition that some brands impose in their small print.

All the major mechanical components 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.

SsangYong
SsangYong cars are manufactured in South Korea by SsangYong Motor Company, which is 70 per cent owned by the Indian engineering conglomerate Mahindra & Mahindra, and imported into the UK by SsangYong Motor UK.

There are currently 52 SsangYong dealers covering England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, and the dealer network is continually expanding.

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Further information is available from: www.ssangyonggb.co.uk

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Technical at a glance

 

 

Rodius 2.0 S

Rodius 2.0 ES

Rodius 2.0 ES (Auto)

Rodius 2.0 EX (Auto)

Engine and drivetrain

 

Drivetrain

Rear wheel drive

Rear wheel drive

Rear wheel drive

Selectable 4x4
with low ratio

Engine capacity (cc)

1998

1998

1998

1998

Engine configuration

4 cylinders

4 cylinders

4 cylinders

4 cylinders

Emission standard

Euro V

Euro V

Euro V

Euro V

Transmission

6 speed manual

6 speed manual

Mercedes-Benz 5
speed T-Tronic automatic
transmission

Mercedes-Benz 5
speed T-Tronic automatic
transmission

Fuel

Diesel

Diesel

Diesel

Diesel

Exhaust system

Catalyst & particulate filter

Catalyst & particulate filter

Catalyst & particulate filter

Catalyst & particulate filter

 

 

Performance

 

Top speed (mph)

105

105

108

108

0-62mph (sec)

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Maximum power (bhp-ps/rpm)

152.9-155/4000

152.9-155/4000

152.9-155/4000

152.9-155/4000

Maximum torque (Nm/rpm)

360/1500 - 2800

360/1500 - 2800

360/1500 - 2800

360/1500 - 2800

Max unbraked trailer load (kg)

750

750

750

750

Max braked trailer load (kg)

2000

2000

2000

2000

Towbar max load (kg)

105

105

105

105

 

 

Dimensions

 

Length (mm)

5125

5125

5125

5125

Width (mm)

1915

1915

1915

1915

Height (mm)

1845

1845

1845

1845

Wheelbase (mm)

3000

3000

3000

3000

Track: front/rear (mm)

1590/1580

1590/1580

1590/1580

1590/1580

Turning radius (m)

5.8

5.8

5.8

5.8

Kerb weight (kg)

2059

2059

2083

2195

Gross vehicle weight (kg)

2750

2750

2750

2850

Luggage space (litres)

875

875

875

875

Fuel tank capacity (litres)

80

80

80

80

 

 

Running gear

 

Tyres

P215/65 R16

P225/65 R16

P225/65 R16

P225/65 R16

Steering

Power assisted rack
& pinion

Power assisted rack & pinion

Power assisted rack
& pinion

Power assisted rack
& pinion

Suspension (front/rear)

Double wishbone
with coil spring / Independent
multi link

Double wishbone
with coil spring / Independent
multi link

Double wishbone
with coil spring / Independent
multi link

Double wishbone
with coil spring / Independent
multi link

Brakes (front/rear)

Ventilated discs/Solid discs (ABS + ESP)

Ventilated discs/Solid discs (ABS + ESP)

Ventilated discs/Solid discs (ABS + ESP)

Ventilated discs/Solid discs (ABS + ESP)

 

 

Economy and emissions

 

Fuel consumption: urban mpg (l/100km)

30 (9.5)

30 (9.5)

30 (9.4)

29 (9.6)

Fuel consumption: extra urban mpg (l/100km)

45 (6.3)

45 (6.3)

43 (6.5)

42 (6.8)

Fuel consumption: combined mpg (l/100km)

38 (7.5)

38 (7.5)

37 (7.6)

36 (7.8)

CO2 emissions (g/km)

196

196

199

206