Date: July 2015

SSANGYONG GEARS UP FOR THE SILVERSTONE CLASSIC

As the official courtesy car partner for this year’s Silverstone Classic (24-26 July), SsangYong is supplying some 50 cars to support the 25th anniversary.


Silver SsangYongs - some of the 50 cars being supplied for the Silverstone Classic as courtesy cars
Tivoli (foreground), and (l - r) Korando, Korando Sports pick-up, Rexton W and Turismo MPV
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Left to right: Korando Sports pick-up, Korando, Tivoli, Rexton W and Turismo MPV
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Models from across the range, many in silver to accompany the track parade, include the all new Tivoli, Korando crossover, Korando Sports pick-up, Rexton 4x4 and Turismo MPV, and will be used to ferry VIPs, competitors, media and event organisers around the Silverstone circuit over the three day event.

The Silver Jubilee track parade on Sunday 26 July will see hundreds of silver cars touring the Grand Prix circuit to mark the 25-year anniversary milestone and SsangYong will be amongst them.

“We are delighted to be supporting this exciting classic event so soon after another British grand prix victory at Silverstone, and to be able to demonstrate the virtues of our range to this influential audience,” said Paul Williams, CEO of SsangYong Motor UK.  “Whether for towing a classic car trailer, using the practicality of our 1 tonne double cab pick-up, or the seven seat and luggage carrying capacity of the Turismo, we have a car to suit.

“SsangYong is Korea’s oldest vehicle manufacturer, and with a history stretching back over 60 years, we have a heritage that well complements that of many of the cars lining up on the grid,” he added.

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Editor’s notes:

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.  All cars in the SsangYong range are backed by a 5 year limitless mileage warranty. www.ssangyonggb.co.uk

The Silverstone Classic - celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2015 - is firmly established as the world’s biggest classic motor racing festival with a record 1,125 race entries in 2014 watched by a record crowd of 94,000.  The event - winner of the prestigious ‘Motorsport Event of the Year Award’ as judged by the International Historic Motoring Awards in 2013 - is staged at the Silverstone circuit in Northamptonshire, birthplace of the FIA Formula One World Championship and home of the Formula 1 British Grand Prix.  The three-day festival features the best of historic racing covering more than eight decades of motor sport as well as live music from classic rock bands including Status Quo this year, and a range of family entertainment. www.SilverstoneClassic.com

Accreditation: Media wishing to attend the 2015 Silverstone Classic should email requests to: sc2015accreditation@mpacreative.com.

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E-mail: SilverstoneClassic@MPACreative.com

Ref: SY24/2015