SsangYong, meaning “double dragon” is a Korean car manufacturer specialising in 4x4s, SUVs and pick-up trucks. Initially established in 1954, SsangYong Motor Company started producing trucks, busses and special purpose vehicles for the export market, establishing the strong and reliable DNA of its products on the market today. The brand designs and manufactures its own key components including state of the art high-technology engines offering a versatile value for money proposition to the UK market. As Korea’s leading and only SUV and 4x4 specialist manufacturer, SsangYong is committed to refreshing its entire product portfolio. SsangYong introduced Tivoli in 2015, new Rexton in 2017, new Musso pick-up truck in 2018 and now new Korando in 2019. The brand will continue its exciting programme of new models stretching into the 20’s, including vehicles with pure-electric powertrains.
The new Hyundai Kona Elektro - best-in-class range and short charging times
As before, Hyundai offers its customers the choice between two battery-electric drives for the face-lifted Hyundai Kona Elektro. The version with the 64 kWh high-performance battery has a 150 kW / 204 PS electric motor that accelerates the Kona Elektro to 100 km / h in 7.9 seconds. The top speed is 167 km / h. The Kona Elektro with 39.2 kWh battery and 100 kW / 136 hp electric motor reaches the 100 km / h mark from a standstill in 9.9 seconds. It reaches a top speed of 155 km / h. Both variants deliver their full torque of 395 Nm from the first rotation, which ensures a high level of driving pleasure
The ŠKODA SLAVIA sees the Czech car maker releasing what is its second new model for the Indian market, developed as part of its INDIA 2.0 project. During its last test drives, the final details of this new saloon for the A0 segment will be concealed by a very special camouflage wrap. It is the result of a “Camouflage with ŠKODA” design contest that enabled external design professionals and budding designers in India to submit their ideas. The contest received over 200 entries and was won by Shreyas Karambelkar from Badlapur in Maharashtra. In addition to a trip to Prague, the designer also won an in-person meeting with Oliver Stefani, Head of ŠKODA Design.
The ID.4’s exterior has athletic proportions for an ultra-modern appearance. Its clear, flowing design is inspired by nature and guarantees very good aerodynamics with a drag coefficient of 0.28.Its basic version already features headlights that are almost completely equipped with light-emitting diodes while its tail light clusters have been fully equipped with this technology. As the top-of-the-range version, interactive IQ.Light LED matrix headlights are even more progressive: they welcome drivers with swivelling lens modules and generate an intelligently controlled main beam. These headlights have been paired with the new 3D LED tail light clusters. Their tail light is particularly homogeneous and lights up in an intensive red. The large wheels with a diameter of up to 21 inches underline the vehicle’s character.