KOREAN brand SsangYong is seeing red over its popular SUV the Korando.
So it has added a limited edition Red model to its Giugiaro-designed line-up.
Based on the Korando ELX 2.2, the car adds a full red leather interior, six-way power adjustable and ventilated driver’s seat, a powered sunroof plus High Intensity Discharge headlights.
Fans of the brand also get the choice of either a metallic space black or metallic techno grey exterior – and six-speed automatic gearbox.
The Korando ELX features intelligent on demand four wheel drive, heated front and rear seats, a smart infotainment system with seven-inch touchscreen with a TomTom navigation system, rear view camera and 18-inch diamond cut alloy wheels.
Beneath the bonnet is a newly developed 2.2-litre diesel engine boasting stronger performance and lower C02 emissions than the 2.0-litre unit it replaces. Maximum power is increased to 178PS – up by 19.4 per cent.
The Korando Red costs £23,495 and all models in the SsangYong range are covered by a five-year unlimited mileage warranty.
All the company’s models are built 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 4×4 and SUV specialist producer. There are currently some 60 SsangYong dealers in the UK.