Date: January 2014

SSANGYONG TURISMO MPV - BIG CAR, SMALL PRICE, 5 YEAR LIMITLESS MILEAGE WARRANTY

The new SsangYong Turismo is almost without competition.  At over 5 metres long and with a 3 metre wheelbase, the car is larger than a standard sized MPV such as the Ford Galaxy, Renault Grand Scenic or SEAT Alhambra, yet is a car rather than a van-derived ‘people carrier’ like the Hyundai i800, Mercedes Viano or VW Caravelle.


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Consequently its huge interior space and flexible passenger and load carrying capability means it can carry seven adults and 875 litres of luggage, through to two adults and 3,146 litres of load space, with seven alternative passenger and load combinations to choose from.

Designed to appeal as family, leisure and business transportation, the new car blends multi-role flexibility with great ride comfort and the appointments and equipment levels of a luxury saloon.

“With prices starting from just £17,995, there really is nothing like it in the market,” says Paul Williams, CEO of SsangYong Motor UK.  “With key features being its innovative and flexible design layout, luxurious interior and highly competitive pricing, the new Turismo is a compelling proposition.  Not only do you get a lot of car for the money, you also have the reassurance of an industry-leading 5 year limitless mileage warranty for complete peace of mind.”

Design
SsangYong’s designers have gone to great lengths to create a distinctive and innovative look to its new MPV to satisfy owners and opinion formers alike.  The brief was to create a practical yet at the same time luxurious and dignified tone that would blend well with the car’s numerous roles.  Combining strength with volume, the front of the car has a robust stance thanks to its hexagonal shaped radiator grille and trapezoidal bumper, and the overall design successfully disguises its large exterior size.

Interior space
Thanks to its 3,000mm wheelbase, the car provides a huge interior space where seven adults can travel in supreme comfort with their luggage loaded in the back, without having to compromise on passenger accommodation.  There are three rows of seats as well as a large load space which can be further increased by removing the third row completely.  The second row of seats provides convenient ‘walk through’ access to the third row, and can also be folded individually and used as tables while still providing sufficient space to accommodate airline style seat-back folding tables.

Powertrain
The Turismo is powered by SsangYong’s own 2.0 litre turbo charged e-XDi200 diesel engine offering a level of performance and NVH (noise, vibration and harshness) control that has already been tested, proven and praised in the marketplace.

The Euro 5 e-XDi200 engine offers maximum power of 155PS/4,000rpm and maximum torque of 360Nm/1,500-2,800rpm, and is designed to provide low end torque whatever the conditions on or off road.

There’s a choice of 6-speed manual transmission and 5-speed Mercedes-Benz T-Tronic automatic transmission, ensuring world class durability, smooth gear changing performance and quiet operation.

Turismo EX with 4x4
While rear wheel drive features across the range, the top of the range EX includes selectable 4x4 with low ratio as standard.  This makes the Turismo EX a car you really can rely on, no matter what the British winter throws at us.  It is also an especially practical proposition for those who tow a caravan, horsebox or boat trailer, or whose other country and leisure activities necessitate driving across challenging terrain.  As with other Turismo models the EX has an impressive 2.5 tonne towing capability.

Ride & handling
The new Turismo utilises double wishbone front suspension and rear independent multi-link suspension for executive saloon style ride quality.  This set-up offers a quiet and comfortable driving environment with firm body motion control, a flat ride and optimum stability regardless of the road conditions.

Safety
The car features a comprehensive package of active safety features, including Electronic Stability Program (ESP), Active Roll over Protection (ARP) and Brake Assist System (BAS).  There are dual front and side air bags, while ISO-Fix and tether anchorage points for child seats are fitted on the second row.  Passive safety is further increased thanks to two high strength sub-frames fitted to the front and rear of the car.  These help to disperse any impact shocks from a frontal or off-set collision and protect passengers by minimising cabin distortion.

Luxury, comfort, convenience
Noted for its comprehensive levels of standard equipment, SsangYong has ensured that the new Turismo delivers a high level of luxury, comfort and convenience.  Air conditioning, electrically operated & heated door mirrors, a leather covered steering wheel and gear knob, and an MP3 CD & RDS radio with a USB & auxiliary port and Bluetooth connectivity feature across the range, while from the ES model, leather upholstery, electrically adjustable driver’s seat, heated front seats and rear parking sensors also feature.  The EX also gets a heated lower windscreen to prevent the wipers from freezing, solar controlled glass and rain sensitive wipers to make driving easier, while eco cruise control is standard on the ES automatic and EX.

Turismo is available in five exterior colours: Cyber Grey, Fine Silver, Grand White, Space Black and Wine Black.

Turismo prices

Turismo

2.0 S

2.0 ES

2.0 EX

Transmission

Manual

Manual

Auto

Auto

Seats

7

7

7

7

Net retail price

14,554

16,221

17,350

19,433

VAT @ 20%

2,911

3,244

3,470

3,887

Retail price

17,465

19,465

20,820

23,320

First registration fee

55

55

55

55

Road fund licence

475

475

620

620

On the road price

£17,995

£19,995

£21,495

£23,995

5 year limitless mileage warranty
As with all models in the SsangYong range, the new Turismo 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, which is 73 per cent owned by the Indian engineering conglomerate Mahindra & Mahindra, and imported into the UK by SsangYong Motor UK.  Established in 1954 it is Korea's oldest vehicle manufacturer and only 4x4 and SUV specialist producer.

There are currently 60 SsangYong dealers covering England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, with new appointments soon to be announced.

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

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Notes:

The SsangYong Turismo is also known as Korando Turismo in Korea, Stavic in countries such as Australia, Chile, New Zealand and Russia, and Rodius elsewhere in Europe.

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Technical at a glance  
Turismo
2.0 S
Turismo
2.0 ES
Turismo
2.0 ES (Auto)
Turismo
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
Bore x stroke (mm) 86.2 x 85.6 86.2 x 85.6 86.2 x 85.6 86.2 x 85.6
Compression ratio 16.5:1 16.5:1 16.5:1 16.5:1
Engine configuration 4 cylinders in line 4 cylinders in line 4 cylinders in line 4 cylinders in line
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) 107 107 108 108
Maximum power (PS/rpm) 155/3400-4000 155/3400-4000 155/3400-4000 155/3400-4000
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) 2500 2500 2500 2500
Towbar max load (kg) 105 105 105 105
Dimensions  
Length (mm) 5130 5130 5130 5130
Width (mm) 1915 1915 1915 1915
Height (mm) 1850 1850 1850 1850
Wheelbase (mm) 3000 3000 3000 3000
Overhang (mm) Front 975 975 975 975
Rear 1155 1155 1155 1155
Approach angle - degree 19.4 19.4 19.4 19.4
Departure angle - degree 18.6 18.6 18.6 18.6
Ramp angle - degree 18.9 18.9 18.9 18.9
Min clearance (mm) Front 175 175 175 175
Rear 193 193 193 193
Track: front/rear (mm) 1610/1620 1610/1620 1610/1620 1610/1620
Turning radius (m) 6.1 6.1 6.1 6.1
Kerb weight (kg) 2115 2115 2139 2248
Gross vehicle weight (kg) 2750 2750 2750 2850
Luggage space (litres) 875-3146 875-3146 875-3146 875-3146
Fuel tank capacity (litres) 80 80 80 80
 
Running gear  
Tyres P215/65 R16 P225/65 R16 P225/65 R16 P225/65 R17
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 (ABS + ESP) Ventilated discs (ABS + ESP) Ventilated discs (ABS + ESP) Ventilated discs (ABS + ESP)
Economy and emissions  
Fuel consumption: urban mpg (l/100km) 28.8 (9.8) 28.8 (9.8) 28.5 (9.9) 28.0 (10.1)
Fuel consumption: extra urban mpg (l/100km) 44.1 (6.4) 44.1 (6.4) 42.8 (6.6) 40.9 (6.9)
Fuel consumption: combined mpg (l/100km) 37.2 (7.6) 37.2 (7.6) 36.2 (7.8) 34.9 (8.1)
CO2 emissions (g/km) 199 199 205 212
Insurance 27 27 27

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  P= Standard     o= Optional     x = Not available
Turismo
2.0 S
Turismo
2.0 ES
Turismo
2.0 ES
(Auto)
Turismo2.0 EX (Auto)
Comfort  
Electrically adjustable driver’s seat x P P P
Multiple seat variations including sliding function P P P P
Adjustable front seat headrests P P P P
7 seats P P P P
Deluxe fabric seats P x x x
Leather seats x P P P
Heated front seats x P P P
Leather steering wheel & gear knob P P P P
Front sun visors with passenger mirror P P P P
Convenience  
Height adjustable steering wheel P P P P
Remote keyless entry system P P P P
Electric windows (front & rear) P P P P
Seat back tables for second row seats P P P P
Solar controlled glass x x x P
Privacy glass: rear door, quarter & tailgate x P P P
Eco cruise control x x P P
Headlight levelling system P P P P
Electrically operated & heated door mirrors P P P P
Heated lower front windscreen x x x P
Rain sensitive wipers x x x P
Door courtesy lamps P P P P
Foot parking brake P P P P
12V DC power outlets (x2) P P P P
Rear parking sensors o P P P
Climate & heating  
Automatic air conditioning to front & rear P P P P
Air quality control system P P P P
In car entertainment  
CD & RDS radio with iPod & Bluetooth connectivity P P P P
Remote audio controls P P P P
Six speakers P P P P
Kenwood DAB MP3/CD & radio iPod connectivity o o o o
Kenwood Touch-screen Sat Nav, DAB MP3 CD/DVD with iPod & Bluetooth connectivity o o o o
Safety and Security  
Dual front airbags P P P P
Side airbags x P P P
Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) with Active Rollover Protection (ARP) P P P P
ABS with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) P P P P
Speed sensing door locks P P P P
ISOFIX fitting to middle row seats P P P P
Front & rear fog lights P P P P
Alarm & immobiliser P P P P
Exterior  
16” steel wheels P x x x
16” alloy wheels x P P x
17” alloy wheels x x x P
Roof rails P P P P
Full sized spare wheel x P P P