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Saturday, July 21, 2012
The new SsangYong Korando crossover is now available in Attleborough and the surrounding area, thanks to Chequered Flag being appointed a dealer.
The dealership will operate the SsangYong franchise from its premises in Old London Road.
Welcoming the company to the network, Paul Williams, chief executive of SsangYong Motor UK, said: “We and our dealers are focused on giving customers great service, so whether buying a new or used SsangYong, choosing accessories or helping to maintain their car in the years ahead, we are confident customers will appreciate the car, their dealer and the brand.”
Mark Desira, dealer principal of Chequered Flag, said: “We are delighted to have been appointed to represent SsangYong, and greatly look forward to playing our part in its success.
“The Korando is a great car and, with a very competitive price and five-year limitless warranty, we believe it will do extremely well in our area, and have every confidence in its success.”
The SsangYong UK model line-up includes the Korando and Rexton.
The Korando, designed for Europe in Italy by Giorgetto Giugiaro of Ital Design, is powered by a new Euro 5 149PS 2.0-litre diesel engine, making it one of the most powerful in its class, delivering strong fuel economy and CO2 emissions from 157g/km.
With the choice of two or four-wheel drive and a full two-tonne towing capacity, Korando offers the practicality of a 4x4/SUV and accessibility of a family hatchback.
There are six models available, with six-speed manual or automatic gearboxes and S, SX, ES and EX trim levels. Prices start from £16,995.
The seven-seat Rexton off-roader is available as the 270 S with manual or automatic transmission, and 270 EX with automatic transmission as standard. Prices start from £19,995 on the road.
A commercial variant, the Rexton CS is also available with two seats, a 2.2 cubic metre load area and either manual of automatic transmission. Prices start from £16,395 (excluding VAT and on the road charges).
The seven-seat Rodius multi-purpose vehicle is available as the 270 S manual, the 270 ES with a choice of manual or automatic transmission, and range-topping 270 EX with all-wheel drive and automatic transmission.
All models have seven seats as standard and a generous luggage area, priced from £15,995 on the road.
For further information on the Ssangyong range visit www.ssangyonggb.co.uk, visit Chequered Flag in Old London Road, Attleborough, telephone 01953 452588 or log on to the dealership website at www.cf-cars.co.uk
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