All-new SsangYong Korando lands in PH with P1.29-M price tag

The 2020 Tivoli has been launched, too
by Drei Laurel | Nov 14, 2019
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Remember when SsangYong cars left something to be desired? Nope, neither do we.

The Korean car manufacturer has mostly impressed since it made its return to the Philippine market, and is beefing up its lineup with the all-new Korando and the new 2020 Tivoli crossovers.

First off, the Korando. The larger of the two offerings flaunts a relatively rugged exterior that’ll surely appeal to consumers looking for a style reminiscent of bigger SUVs. Strong character lines and some dominating aesthetic choices up front cement the vehicle’s road presence, and the interior—with its dark vibe and solid plastic materials—emphasizes the Korando’s tough nature even further. It also runs on attractive 17- or 18-inch wheels.

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Powering the Korando is either a 1.6-liter turbodiesel engine capable of 134hp at 4,000rpm and 324Nm of torque at 1,500-2,000rpm, or 1.5-liter turbocharged gasoline mill with 161hp at 5,000rpm and 280Nm at 1,500-4,000rpm.

Meanwhile, the smaller Tivoli now has a bolder overall vibe compared with its predecessor thanks to a better-defined front end featuring modern headlights and a muscular lower fascia. As with the Korando, the interior is dark and gives off a tactical overall feel—it’s a nice place to be in.

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The big news with the Tivoli is that it now comes with the same 1.6-liter turbodiesel engine (134hp at 4,000rpm and 324Nm at 1,500-4,000rpm) as its bigger brother. The mill is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission.

Higher variants of the Korando and the Tivoli get leather seats, LED daytime running lights, and touchscreen infotainment systems with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay capability, among other convenience features. Check out the official prices and variants below:

2020 SsangYong Korando

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  1. SsangYong Korando 1.5T Sport AT – P1,290,000
  2. SsangYong Korando 1.6L Diesel Sport AT – P1,578,000
  3. SsangYong Korando 1.6L Diesel Premium AT – P1,770,000

2020 SsangYong Tivoli

  1. SsangYong Tivoli 1.6L Diesel Sport AT – P1,180,000
  2. SsangYong Tivoli 1.6L Diesel Premium AT – P1,290,000

What do you think of SsangYong’s newest additions to its Philippine lineup? Do you think they’re priced competitively? Let us know in the comments.

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