SsangYong drops NZ prices, re­duces range

Kapiti Observer - - MOTORING - ROB MAETZIG

SsangYong’s New Zealand dis­trib­u­tor has taken the knife to the brand, par­ing back its model se­lec­tion to bet­ter suit what cus­tomers want.

At the same time Great Lake Mo­tor Dis­trib­u­tors has also pared back pric­ing, im­prov­ing on what were al­ready some of the true value pack­ages of New Zealand mo­tor­ing.

In ad­di­tion, the com­pany has in­tro­duced longer war­ranties and an ex­tended road­side as­sis­tance pack­age.

"Th­ese are very ex­cit­ing times for SsangYong. Our deal­ers are in for busy times," saidGLMD man­ag­ing direc­tor Deon Cooper in an­nounc­ing the changes.

Lead­ing the change is the Ko­rando com­pact SUV, which has just been facelifted.

Pre­vi­ously there were five mod­els in the range, start­ing with a 2WD petrol Sport model and top­ping out with anAWD­tur­bod­iesel SPR.

Now the petrol-en­gined 2WD andAWDver­sions of the SPR have been dropped, re­duc­ing the se­lec­tion to three - the 2WD Sport, a 2WD petrol Lim­ited, and the AWDdiesel SPR.

Prices have also been re­duced with the big­gest changes in­volv­ing the 2WD Sport and Lim­ited which are now priced at $27,990 and $29,990 which are $5000 less than the pre­vi­ous RRPs. The SPR has slipped below the $40,000 mark with a new price of $39,990 which is a $4000 re­duc­tion.

The Ko­rando Sport now fea­tures a high-res­o­lu­tion re­vers­ing cam­era, front and rear park­ing aids, and a va­ri­ety of other up­grades, while the Lim­ited adds day­time run­ning lights as stan­dard spec­i­fi­ca­tion.

SsangYong’s small­est ve­hi­cle, the Tivoli, has also had its price re­aligned. The en­try Tivoli Sport is now priced at $26,990 for the auto ver­sion, and the Tivoli Lim­ited now slots in between the two petrol-pow­ered Ko­rando mod­els, at $28,990.

GLMD has dropped the Tivoli XLV, which is a stretched model that of­fers con­sid­er­ably more load space, due to a lack of cus­tomer de­mand. How­ever it re­mains avail­able to in­dent or­der.

A new Lim­ited Edi­tion 2WD diesel man­ual Ac­tyon SSR ute has been added to the SsangYong range, the ve­hi­cle en­hanced with 20-inch al­loy wheels and tyres, SSR stripes and de­cal treat­ment, along with SSR in­te­rior ac­cents. This model re­tails for $29,990.

GLMD has also an­nounced that all mod­els in the SsangYong range will now re­ceive a five year, 100,000km warranty and five-year road­side as­sis­tance pack­age.

SsangYong Ko­rando has been facelifted, but its se­lec­tion re­duced from five mod­els to three.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from New Zealand

© PressReader. All rights reserved.