The Kodando is one of the longest living nameplates in the portfolio of this Korean manufacturer. Introduced way back in the early ‘80s, its been redesigned several times so far. The current generation was launched in 2019 and it is still fresh and competitive in all aspects. However, that doesn’t mean we won’t see big novelties for the next year. Moreover, it looks like the company is working on an all-electric version, which could be introduced already for the 2022 SsangYong Korando model year.
At this point, the officials are still quiet about this particular version. All we know comes fromt rumors and unofficial reports and if we can trust them, the new version will come with a pretty capable setup and decently-sized battery. On the other hand, the overall design shouldn’t be much different compared to standard models. We count on similar stlyng and interior designs, though few exclusive features are always possible.
2022 SsangYong Korando Performance
The biggest changes for the next year will come under the hood, if we can trust reports. Allegedly, the all-electric version is on the way and from what we know so far, it will probably feature a single electric motor, with a max output of 190 horsepower. However, we won’t exclude the possibility to see an upgraded, dual-motor version in the future.
Besies the capable electric motor, the 2022 SsangYong Korando will also come with a decently-sized battery pack. Rumors suggest a 61.5-kWh battery pack, which should be enough to ensure more than 300 kilometers of max range. More details are expected in the futures.
On the other hand, standard gasoline and diesel models should carry on in the same way. There are two familiar variants of this small SUV. Standard modesl come with a 1.5-liter petrol engine, which puts out around 165 horsepower. Also, there is a 1.6-liter turbodiesel engine, which puts out 136 horsepower.
Both engines can be paired with either 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission. Standard models come with front-wheel drive, while the AWD layout is also available.
2022 SsangYong Korando Redesign
When it comes to base design characteristics, we don’t expect any bigger changes for the next year. Of course, the new all-electric version might come with a couple of exclusive details but the overall layout will remain the same. In other words, the overall styling won’t change much and definitely isn’t a bad thing. The current model already looks pretty attractive. If features modern design, while it’s also large enough to accommodate passengers with ease. Speaking of the size, this model measures around 105.3 inches in wheelbase (2,675 mm), while the total length goes up to 173.6 inches (4,410 mm).
Interior changes shouldn’t happen either. Of course, there is always room for smaller updates, such as new standard equipment or new color schemes. On the other hand, the overall cabin layout will definitely remain the same. The dashboard looks pretty upscale. It features a nice shape and comes equipped with all kind of quality materials, such as leather, soft plastics, gloss plastics etc. Also, there is a lot of tech features, which make everything look even nicer.
Besides good overall quality, this cabin also offers a high level of practicality. You may count on two spacious rows of seats, which both accommodate adults with ease. The front seats are massive and supportive, while the driving position is very good. The visibility is good in all directions.
2022 SsangYong Korando Release Date
When it comes to standard gasoline and diesel models, we presume that the 2022 SsangYong Korando will hit the market by the end of this year. On the other side, details about the all-electric version are still unavailable but rummors suggest that this model will hit European market first.