It is a known fact that Mahindra’s South Korean subsidiary Ssangyong Motors has been witnessing great success with the launch of the new Rodius that is known as the popular Korando Turismo. The new Korando Turismo’s rising popularity has also ensured great numbers in the sales charts and increasing demands which prompted the company to increase its production capacity and churn out more units of the vehicle in order to reduce the model’s waiting period.
In order to retain the massive customer interest and to cater to the demands of the car buyers, Ssangyong has now launched a new luxury trim model of the Korando Turismo in the car market of South Korea. The massively popular Rodius SUV that is very capable of competing with any quality minivan can actually provide seating space for up to 11 adult passengers, but the new luxury model variant offers an accommodation for only nine people in order to make the interior seem more spacious and comfortable. Though the seating accommodation has been reduced to a more comfortable 9 passengers, the four row seating arrangement has been retained on the luxury model trim as well.
The South Korean auto maker that is owned by the Indian auto giant Mahindra says that the newly introduced luxury model trim of the Korando Turismo will offer a more luxuriously comfortable seating arrangement in which the passengers will be seating in the specially designed individual bucket type seats in the first 3 rows, while the middle seat in the 3rd row is meant to be used by a child and not an adult. On the other hand, the last row of the SUV features a bench type seat that can accommodate three adults.
The Korando Turismo is a massive and tough built SUV that measures 5.13 meters in length. Under the hood, the capable SUV is powered by the same 2 liter e-XDi200 motor that drives the other model trims. The capable engine has the capacity to churn out the maximum power output of 155PS and the peak torque of 360Nm. This engine is mated to a 5 speed automatic transmission gearbox which transfers the generated power to the car’s all four wheels. The Korando Turismo also has a lot of great safety features such as the Electronic Stability Program, the Anti Rollover Protection and Brake Assist System that are offered as standard features across all the model variants of the SUV.
The newly launched luxury model trim of the Ssangyong Korando Turismo available in its 9 seater model variant is tagged at 27.05 million Won (equivalent to Rs. 15.86 lakhs).
While the Rodius or the Korando Turismo SUV is really huge in proportions, the new model has really changed the car in terms of design and visual appeal. The new Rodius look really appealing and is a total design departure from the previous model that was even criticized by some European market experts as the ugliest car in the globe.