SsangYong has added a new petrol option to its small Korando SUV, arriving with drive-away pricing that cuts the cost of entry by thousands.
The new petrol model, introduced overseas last year, is priced in Australia at $23,990 drive-away, undercutting the entry-level diesel model at $26,311 - a price that does not include on-road costs.
SsangYong's new Australian distributor Ateco described the pricing as a sign of its "determination to succeed" in the competitive local market.
“The new price and spec for Korando is a practical and very real example of the huge commitment that both Ssangyong and Ateco are making to ensure the success of the brand in Australia," Ateco Automotive owner Neville Crichton said.
The new petrol model is powered by a 2.0 litre four-cylinder engine, producing 109kW and 191Nm of torque.
Mated to a six-speed manual transmission, fuel consumption is listed at 7.5 l/100km. A six-speed auto can be had for an additional $2000.
Standard features include power steering, cruise control, air conditioning, electric windows, CD/MP3 player, Bluetooth and a leather steering wheel.
Safety featues include six airbags, electronic stability control, and reversing sensors.
All new Korando models sold in Australia are covered by a five year 100,000km warranty and five years of 24/7 roadside assist.