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wheel, leather seats, 18-inch alloy wheels, rear parking sensors, heated front seats, tray liner and much more.
Loading up a vehicle used to be a Japanese tactic and still is in the small car segment. But where dual-cabs are concerned, they own the market and have started charging what they like.
This Ssangyong shows that the stuff you normally pay more for doesn’t necessarily have to cost more.
All Actyons gets this 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel, which produces 114kw/310nm. There are plenty of utes with more grunt but the Actyon is never left wanting. In the SPR this is mated to a six-speed only. Fuel consumption is a reasonable 7.9L/100km.
The Actyon’s shift-on-thefly, part-time four-wheel drive system with high and low range is foolproof. It doesn’t always engage first time yet it endows the SPR with impressive traction in the rough stuff.
The engine is new for the Actyon Sports Ute (it’s from the Korando SUV) and so’s the nose but not much else has changed. That said, it now looks less like something dredged up from the bottom of the ocean. From the rear threequarters, though, it’s still far from easy on the eye.
There’s no getting away from the amount of kit that’s been stuffed inside. But the location of some switches, such as seat heaters, should have been given more thought— during our time with the car we kept bumping them on and off with the left knee.
There’s decent room in the front and rear seats and vision all-around is acceptable. The tray is reasonably proportioned and the SPR’S standard-fit tray liner is a nice addition. There
Kit and caboodle: Loads of stuff comes standard, the payload is 754kg but the safety rating is three stars