Interested in a Ssangyong Korando?

    The SsangYong Korando mid-sized SUV is now only available in two variants in Australia following the axing of the entry-level EX.

    This means the Korando is now only offered in the ELX and Ultimate variants locally. Both are powered by a turbocharged 1.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine.

    They’re available only with front-wheel drive, following the discontinuation of the 1.6-litre turbo-diesel all-wheel drive option last year.

    A SsangYong Australia spokesperson has confirmed there have been no other specification changes for the Korando ELX and Ultimate for 2024.

    Until the end of March this year, SsangYong has sold a total of 140 examples of the Korando. It’s far from the mid-sized SUV segment sales leaders including the Toyota RAV4 (10,124 units), Mitsubishi Outlander (7050 units), and Nissan X-Trail (5598 units).

    The Korando has, however, outsold mid-sized SUVs like the Citroen C5 Aircross (11 units) and the Peugeot 3008 (88 units).

    The current-generation SsangYong Korando dates back to 2019 and hasn’t received an update since. There’s an electric version called the Korando E-Motion offered in other markets, but while it was under evaluation for Australia it never ended up coming here.

    SsangYong, now called KG Mobility in other markets, has confirmed it’s introducing the new Torres SUV – another mid-sized SUV – to Australia.

    Petrol-powered models will arrive in July, while an electric version called the Torres EVX will follow in the fourth quarter of 2024.


    There are now only two SsangYong Korando variants offered locally.

    • 2024 SsangYong Korando ELX: $33,000
    • 2024 SsangYong Korando Ultimate: $38,000

    Prices are drive-away


    The entire SsangYong Korando range is powered by a 1.5-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine producing 120kW of power and 280Nm of torque.

    This is mated to an Aisin-sourced six-speed automatic transmission with drive sent to the front wheels only.


    The 2024 SsangYong Korando has a claimed combined fuel economy figure of 7.7L/100km.

    Both variants have a 47-litre fuel tank and require a minimum of 95 RON premium unleaded petrol.


    The 2024 SsangYong Korando measures in at 4450mm long, 1870mm wide, and 1629mm tall, with a 2675mm wheelbase.

    Boot space with the rear seats upright is claimed to be 407L, expanding to 1104L with them folded.

    The Korando has a unbraked towing capacity of 500kg and a braked towing capacity of 1500kg.

    Servicing and Warranty

    The SsangYong Korando is covered by a seven-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty with seven years of roadside assistance.

    Logbook servicing is required every 12 months or 15,000km, whichever comes first. The first seven services are capped at $295 each.


    The SsangYong Korando received a five-star ANCAP safety rating based on testing conducted by Euro NCAP in 2019.

    It scores 88 per cent for adult occupant protection, 86 per cent for child occupant protection, 68 per cent for vulnerable road user protection, and 72 per cent for safety assist.

    The entire range comes with the following safety equipment:

    • Autonomous emergency braking (AEB)
    • Blind-spot monitoring
    • Rear cross-traffic assist
    • Lane-keep assist
    • Lane change assist
    • Front and rear parking sensors
    • Rear-view camera

    The Ultimate adds:

    • Adaptive cruise control with stop/go
    • Lane centring
    • Tyre pressure monitoring system

    Standard Equipment

    Two variants of the SsangYong Korando are offered in Australia now.

    The Korando ELX comes standard with the following equipment:

    • 18-inch alloy wheels
    • Full-size spare wheel
    • Halogen headlights
    • Auto high-beam
    • LED daytime running lights
    • Front and rear fog lights
    • Auto-folding side mirrors
    • Silver roof rails
    • Rain-sensing wipers
    • Proximity entry and push-button start
    • 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system
    • Wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
    • Electric park brake
    • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
    • Retractable cargo cover
    • Heated front seats

    The Ultimate adds:

    • 19-inch alloy wheels
    • Sunroof
    • Privacy glass
    • Power tailgate
    • 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster
    • Dual-zone climate control
    • Smart key
    • Heated steering wheel
    • Premium leather upholstery
    • Ventilated front seats
    • Electric driver’s seat adjustment with lumbar


    Only four exterior paint colours are available now.

    The 2024 SsangYong Korando is available in the following exterior paint colours:

    • Grand White
    • Dandy Blue
    • Platinum Grey
    • Space Black

    Every colour besides Grand White costs an additional $595.

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    Jack Quick

    Jack Quick is an automotive journalist based in Melbourne. Jack studied journalism and photography at Deakin University in Burwood, and previously represented the university in dance nationally. In his spare time, he loves to pump Charli XCX and play a bit of Grand Theft Auto. He’s also the proud owner of a blue, manual 2020 Suzuki Jimny.

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