MEDIA RELEASE 09 June 2011
Korando, A safe choice SUV
The new Ssangyong Korando is tuned towards ensuring the vehicle's safety. That
means that the Korando utilises its electronic driver aids and other safety
features to keep you out of trouble and is well equipped to provide high-level
occupant safety in the case of an accident.
Korando's Electronic Stability Program (ESP) basically, acts to help ensure the
vehicle's direction follows the driver's intention. Electronic driver aids
maximise vehicle stability and control, and along with strong handling and road
holding characteristics make the Korando a very capable and sure-footed machine.
Active Safety features Active Rollover Protection (ARP):
ARP minimises the natural physical tendency of a vehicle to rollover under
certain conditions. The ARP controls individual brakes and engine output which
increases driver control.
Hill Start Assist (HSA):
HSA is an often overlooked safety feature that acts to prevent the vehicle from
rolling back when taking off on steep hills, increasing driver confidence and
control as well as reducing clutch wear.
All Wheel Drive System:
In normal driving conditions the Korando drives predominantly via the front
wheels. However when grip levels change, the AWD system automatically
distributes drive to both the front and rear wheels delivering a higher degree
of traction on slippery wet, icy, muddy or sandy roads.
Korando's braking system is made up of ABS (Anti-Brake Locking System), EBD
(Electronic Brakeforce Distribution) BAS (Brake Assist System) and traction
control. Basically, the intelligent braking system ensures that the driver has
maximum control over the vehicle and it sticks to the road even in the most
Passive safety featuresAirbags:
Korando is equipped with six airbags, including dual front airbags, side airbags
and side curtain airbags.
Electronic Active Head Restraints:
These automatically move the front part of the head restraint forward and upward
in the event of rear-end collision, dramatically reducing the risk of whiplash
Rear seat safety:
The rear seat features three lap sash seatbelts with three adjustable head rests
and curtain airbags and door anti-intrusion beams for increased safety for rear
Reverse Parking Aid System:
This system reduces the risk of accidents involving children and other vehicles
in reversing situations. Korando is also fitted with the latest ISOFIX child
seat anchor points as standard equipment.
There is a conveniently located downlight situated above the passenger doors. It
serves to light the entire side area of the car at night time, making vehicle
entry and key finding much easier and safer.
Three ISOFIX child seat anchors:
Korando is fitted with not two but three of the latest ISOFIX child seat anchor
points as standard equipment.
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Released for Ssangyong Australia by Dennis Rutzou Public Relations (www.drpr.com.au)
For further information please call Gill Asbury or Nicola Rutzou on (02) 9413