The SsangYong SIV-2 (Smart Interface Vehicle) is a midsize premium SUV development concept. It is the next iteration on from the SIV-1 showcased at Geneva two years ago, and takes a step further under the design concept of ‘Dynamic Motion’.
2015 is an exciting year for SsangYong with the launch of Tivoli, a small crossover vehicle, in June. Engineered in conjunction with Mahindra and powered by an all-new SsangYong 1.6L engine, Tivoli is the basis for SsangYong's future.
Rexton W reached the UK in early 2014 with an all new look and now well proven SsangYong 2.0 litre diesel engine. Rexton W is set to build on its predecessor's reputation as a tough, no-nonsense off-roader and tow-car.
Launch of Turismo, a much updated and improved version of the Rodius now with the 2.0L diesel engine and contemporary styling.
Launch of Korando Sports which brings a new level of refinement to the pick-up market.
Mumbai based Mahindra Motor Co, India's largest maker of utility vehicles acquired SsangYong. 2011 also launched the 3rd generation Korando, SsangYong's first monocoque and uses a new 2.0L home developed diesel engine.
In 2004 SsangYong merged with Chinese Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation (SAIC). 2004 also saw the company launch a large 7 seat MPV for the first time with Rodius.
The first generation of Rexton was launched using technology from Mercedes-Benz - Rexton furthered SsangYong's reputation for producing competent off-roaders.
Daewoo bought a majority stake in SsangYong and subsequently vehicles such as Korando were sold as the Daewoo until 2001.
The 'new' Korando was launched to compliment the SsangYong Musso and featured several engine options including both petrol and diesel.
The first vehicle launched using Mercedes technology was the large SUV the SsangYong Musso.
In 1991 SsangYong formed a powerful partnership with Daimler-Benz. This allowed SsangYong to develop products using Mercedes-Benz technology.
In 1986 the SsangYong Group acquired the company and subsequently all vehicles were given the SsangYong name.
In 1977 the company, known at the time as Ha Dong-Hwan Motor Co changed its name to Dong A Motor Co Ltd.
Co-founded Shinjin Jeep and developed both hard and soft top Jeeps.
SsangYong was initially established as Ha Dong-Hwan Motor workshop in 1954. The company initially started producing trucks, buses and special purpose vehicles many of them for export.