20 March 2014

Ssangyong Receives High Recognition for Quality

  • Rexton W ranked Second Best Off-road SUV by Auto Bild Allrad in Germany
  • Korando Commercial awarded Continental Commercial SUV of the Year in Ireland
  • Ssangyong will strive to achieve this year’s export goal by maintaining sales uptrend and diversifying export markets

Ssangyong Motor (CEO Lee Yoo-il;www.smotor.com), part of the Mahindra Group, today announced that the company is on a roll in Europe, receiving high recognition for its vehicles’ quality in Europe such as Germany and Ireland.

Ssangyong’s Rexton W ranked the second best off-road SUV in a road test conducted by Auto Bild Allrad, a SUV focused monthly magazine affiliated with a leading German auto magazine Auto Bild.

The Rexton W received good ratings in terms of price, equipment level, space, and fuel consumption against competition, which included the Toyota Land Cruiser, Jeep Wrangler Unlimited and Land Rover Defender. The feature also emphasized that the Rexton W is the most fuel efficient SUV equipped with a variety of features and it offers good engine performance at affordable price.

In Ireland, Ssangyong’s Korando Commercial, a van version derived from the Korando C, has been named Continental Irish Commercial SUV of the Year 2014 by the Irish Motoring Writers' Association (IMWA). The IMWA Van Jury took into account such attributes as load capacity, reliability, overall versatility, cost of ownership and drive comfort.

Driven by the favorable reviews of main models such as the Rexton W and Korando C, Ssangyong’s sales in the European market has highly increased by more than 70% from a year earlier.

Lee Yoo-il, CEO of Ssangyong Motor, commented, “We keep seeing a sales uptrend in the domestic and export markets based on the main models’ great quality,” adding, “We will strive to achieve this year’s export goal of 91,000 units by diversifying export markets into China and Europe.”

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