Safety and service key for new Ssangyongs
Ssangyong has revealed driveaway pricing for its refreshed lineup of models arriving in Australia later this year — all four of which will be covered by a seven-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty.
As previously reported, the South Korean brand will return as a factory-backed operation when it relaunches in Australia in November with the Musso dual-cab, Tivoli small SUV, Tivoli XLV medium SUV and bigger Rexton seven-seater.
All models are covered by the generous after-sales program, which also includes seven years of roadside assist and capped-price servicing. In another perk, the quartet will also have autonomous emergency braking and forwardcollision warning as standard.
“We know that safety is a key feature for Australian customers and we do not want to make AEB or FCW an option or extra cost for a customer wanting to choose any model in our all-new range,” Ssangyong managing director Tim Smith said.
“We want customers to know their most precious cargo is afforded the maximum protection, no matter which model they choose.”
The Tivoli will be the cheapest offering, with the six-speed manual EX petrol variant costing $23,490 drive-away — a price similar to or below many other small SUV entry points.
Full specification is yet to be released but Ssangyong says the entry Tivoli will have Apple CarPlay/ Android Auto, seven airbags and a reverse camera among its standard features. The Tivoli range tops out with the all-wheeldrive, diesel Ultimate Two-Tone at $34,490.
Moving up to the diesel-only medium Tivoli XLV sees an entry point of $31,990, which appears higher than many other rivals’ entry points but works out about the same given the pricing is driveaway.
The Tivoli XLV tops out at $35,490, far cheaper than many mainstream brands’ range-toppers.
At $39,990, the Rexton is one of the cheaper entries into the sevenseat large SUV sector, but is also a fair whack more expensive than the Musso ute it’s based on.
The Musso starts at $30,490 for the manuial EX variant and tops out at a highly competitive $39,990 for the Ultimate automatic.
The Tivoli SUV has seven airbags and a reverse camera among its standard features.