IT’S big, spacious and it’s over here! The new SsangYong Turismo that is.
The company says it has virtually no competition as being more than five metres in length and with a three-metre wheelbase the car is bigger than normal-sized MPVs in the mould of Ford’s Galaxy, Renault’s Grand Scenic or Seat’s Alhambra. And neither is it van-derived such as the Hyundai i800, Mercedes Viano or Volkswagen Caravelle. Nope, it’s a car!
Its huge interior space and flexible passenger and load carrying capability means it can carry seven adults and 875 litres of luggage, through to two adults and 3,146 litres of load space, with seven alternative passenger and load combinations to choose from.
Designed to appeal as family, leisure and business transportation, the new car blends multi-role flexibility with great ride comfort and the appointments and equipment levels of a luxury saloon.
“With prices starting from just £17,995, there really is nothing like it in the market,” says Paul Williams, CEO of SsangYong Motor UK. “With key features being its innovative and flexible design layout, luxurious interior and highly competitive pricing, the new Turismo is a compelling proposition. Not only do you get a lot of car for the money, you also have the reassurance of an industry-leading 5 year limitless mileage warranty for complete peace of mind.”
The Turismo is now available to order from over 50 SsangYong dealers across the UK.
Thanks to its 3,000mm wheelbase, the car provides a huge interior space where seven adults can travel in supreme comfort with their luggage loaded in the back, without having to compromise on passenger accommodation. There are three rows of seats as well as a large load space which can be further increased by removing the third row completely
The Turismo is powered by SsangYong’s own 2.0 litre turbo charged e-XDi200 diesel engine offering a level of performance and NVH (noise, vibration and harshness) control that has already been tested, proven and praised in the marketplace.
The e-XDi200 engine offers maximum power of 155PS/4,000rpm and maximum torque of 360Nm/1,500-2,800rpm, and is designed to provide low end torque whatever the conditions on or off road.
There’s a choice of six-speed manual transmission and five-speed Mercedes-Benz T-Tronic automatic transmission, ensuring world class durability, smooth gear changing performance and quiet operation.
While rear wheel drive features across the range, the top of the range EX includes selectable 4×4 with low ratio as standard. This makes the Turismo EX a car you really can rely on, no matter what the British winter throws at us. It is also an especially practical proposition for those who tow a caravan, horsebox or boat trailer, or whose other country and leisure activities necessitate driving across challenging terrain. As with other Turismo models the EX has an impressive 2.5 tonne towing capability.
The car features a comprehensive package of active safety features, including Electronic Stability Program (ESP), Active Roll over Protection (ARP) and Brake Assist System (BAS). There are dual front and side air bags, while ISO-Fix and tether anchorage points for child seats are fitted on the second row.
Noted for its comprehensive levels of standard equipment, SsangYong has ensured that the new Turismo delivers a high level of luxury, comfort and convenience. Air conditioning, electrically operated & heated door mirrors, a leather covered steering wheel and gear knob, and an MP3 CD & RDS radio with a USB & auxiliary port and Bluetooth connectivity feature across the range, while from the ES model, leather upholstery, electrically adjustable driver’s seat, heated front seats and rear parking sensors also feature. The EX also gets a heated lower windscreen to prevent the wipers from freezing, solar controlled glass and rain sensitive wipers to make driving easier, while eco cruise control is standard on the ES automatic and EX. It is also covered by a best in class five-year limitless mileage warranty.
Designed to be totally transparent and give customers complete peace of mind, ‘limitless’ means just that: not a maximum mileage condition that some brands impose in their small print.
All the major mechanical components are covered including wheel bearings, suspension joints and bushes, steering joints, shock absorbers and even the audio system. Wearable components such as clutch discs and brake friction materials which could have their life reduced by poor driving are covered for one year or 12,000 miles, and the battery and paintwork for three years.