The fourth-generation Korando is described as being new inside and out, with a new engine and safety tech amongst the changes.
The new Korando is bigger, too, being longer and wider than the outgoing model, with a longer wheelbase for improved passenger and luggage space.
Styling is inspired by the SIV-2 design concept from 2016, with a sharper, more angular look to the grille and headlights, while the bolder treatment of the lower front fascia continues at the back end.
The interior has been upgraded, too, with what’s been described as a more refined and premium look, enhanced by more space for all five occupants and improved driver assistance systems.
A 9.0-inch digital dash display for the driver and 10.25-inch centre console display are features, with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity standard, as well as a sat nav system that can be viewed on either the main screen or the instrument cluster. Ambient lighting and a hands-free tailgate are also on the spec list.
Two engine options will be available when the Korando launches in Australia: an all-new 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol four-cylinder producing 120kW and 280Nm; and a 1.6-litre diesel four-cylinder producing 100kW and 324Nm. Economy figures for both engines have yet to be revealed.
The 1.6 petrol will be offered with the choice of a 6-speed manual or 6-speed auto transmission, while the diesel will only be available with the auto.
Braked towing capacity is 1,500kg for the petrol and 2,000kg for diesel.
Driver assistance and safety systems include advanced emergency braking, lane keep assist, vehicle ahead moving alert, safe distance and driver alerts, intelligent and adaptive cruise control, high beam assistance, blind spot detection, lane keep assist and rear cross traffic alert with automatic brake activation.
Full specs and pricing for the new Ssangyong Korando will be announced closer to local release, by which time more information is expected to also be available on an electric-powered Korando that’s coming in the future.