SsangYong Actyon Racing (SAR) Opening Event in New Zealand

Opening event of SsangYong Actyon Racing series was held in Auckland on March 23, 2014, hosted by V8 SuperTourers New Zealand ( and SsangYong New Zealand (, the official distributor of SsangYong in New Zealand.


With 4 Actyon Sports racing cars demonstrated for 8 laps, it was the first time to be on display and there will be more exposure at various events before its official racing series kick-off in Taupo on September 7, 2014.


Ssangyong Actyon Racing (SAR) is a three year series that will run as major support to NZ’s motor racing category, the BNT V8 SuperTourers. SAR will be a controlled category, so all 30 racing pick-ups will be exactly the same spec, no variations – so it will come down to driver ability on race day.


SsangYong sold a total of 1,260 vehicles in 2013 (up from 756 in 2012) across its four model range including the Korando, Actyon Sports, Rexton and the Stavic.