SsangYong for Sale in Sri Lanka
First established more than 60 years ago in what is modern day South Korea, the SsangYong Motor Company or simply SsangYong Motor, is a vehicle manufacturer that worked hard to become a popular automobile maker in the world. It was initially inaugurated as Ha Dong-Hwan Motor Workshop in 1954, but later merged with Dongbang Motor Co in mid-1963 and was taken over by the SsangYong Business Group in 1986, to become the SsangYong Motors that we see today.
Currently headquartered in Seoul, South Korea, the SsangYong Motor Company went through a number of changes and transformations that gradually helped it to establish itself as a reliable utility vehicle manufacturer. Initially, it started its international expansion by manufacturing Jeeps, trucks as well as buses for the US military and then entering into a partnership with Daimler-Benz of Germany, which has helped it immensely to gain technology as well as international recognition in the process. In February 2011, Mahindra & Mahindra Limited of India acquired the SsangYong Motor Company, and introduced its landmark SUV model the SsangYong Tivoli in 2015, under the leadership of its new owner.
SsangYong Vehicles in Sri Lanka
The SsangYong Motor Company has a unique place within the automobile manufacturing industry of Sri Lanka. SsangYong branded vehicles have been available in the island for more than a decade, largely thanks to the partnership the company has with the local automobile developer, the Micro Cars. The Micro Cars Company has been badge engineering and assembling SsangYong designed SUV models for a number of years, with the SsangYong designed vehicles achieving considerable success within the Sri Lankan market.
The most successful SsangYong vehicles to be sold in Sri Lanka were the SsangYong Rexton II and the SsangYong Kyron, which were adopted by upper middle class vehicle buyers of Sri Lanka, due to their reasonable price margins and the high level of features they offered. The vehicles have an established supporting network of dealers and suppliers, apart from the authorized agent, to provide spare parts as well as other accessories for those who decided to own a SsangYong vehicle in Sri Lanka.
5 Reasons to Buy a SsangYong
- Superb value for money vehicle models that offer a wide range of facilities for a reasonable price
- SsangYong vehicles have a good fuel economy that can compete well with other prominent manufacturers
- Outstanding reliability under the climate and road conditions seen in Sri Lanka
- Easy availability of spare parts for SsangYong vehicles across the country through a number of prominent dealers
- SsangYong vehicles have an authorized distributor in Sri Lanka that helps to keep the vehicles in top shape
Top 3 Best Selling SsangYong Models in Sri Lanka
These are the most popular SsangYong vehicles (Sedans, Subcompacts, Hatchbacks, Crossovers, SUV’s, MPV’s and Vans etc...), sold in Sri Lanka.
- SsangYong Rexton
The SsangYong Rexton has been the flagship SUV model from SsangYong for a number of years. Being in production since 2001, it is also the largest size SUV from the company, with either a five-seat or a seven-seat configuration, even though it is actually considered as a mid-size SUV. To move its prominent mass and its passengers, the SsangYong Rexton comes with a surprisingly powerful engine for its configuration, which is a 2.0 L diesel RX200 e-XDi 4-cylinder in-line locomotive that also uses an E-Tronic 5-Speed Automatic transmission to move its capable drivetrain. As a result, SsangYong Rexton can produce 114 kW of power and 360 Nm of torque, which is plentiful to tackle the commuting challenges seen in Sri Lanka.
SsangYong Hybrid Model: Not Available
Price of the SsangYong Rexton (As Of 2016): New vehicles, between Rs. 7,950,000
Reconditioned or used vehicles, between Rs. 3,775,000 to Rs. 6,200,000
- SsangYong Kyron
The SsangYong Kyron is without a doubt one of the most popular SUV models from SsangYong to be sold within the Sri Lankan market. Also called the Micro Kyron in Sri Lanka, the SUV has been in production since 2005. Built as a mid-size five-seat five-door hatchback SUV, the SsangYong Kyron is a remarkably capable vehicle that comes with a powerful engine. The base train of the Kyron is powered using a 2.0 L, XDi 270 4-cylinder diesel engine that also uses a 5 speed G-Tronic transmission to move its drivetrain. This allows the SsangYong Kyron to achieve 104 kW of power and 310 Nm of torque, to reach a top speed of 170 km/h on the highways seen in our country.
SsangYong Hybrid Model: Not Available
Price of the SsangYong Kyron (As Of 2016): Reconditioned or used vehicles, between Rs. 2,800,000 to Rs 3,950,000
- SsangYong Actyon
The SsangYong Actyon is one of the low cost SUV models to build by SsangYong that also had a considerable success within the Sri Lankan market. One of the down sides to this vehicle, particularly in its first generation was its outer design, which even though was productive, was perceived by some buyers to be a bit unattractive. Nevertheless, the SsangYong Actyon still managed to gain a considerable popularity among local buyers, due to the high level of value for money it offered. The SsangYong Actyon came with a powerful engine, which was a 2.0 L common rail VGT turbo diesel locomotive that utilized either a 5-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission, which achieved a combined fuel economy of 13.5 km/l on the roads of Sri Lanka.
SsangYong Hybrid Model: Not Available
Price of the SsangYong Actyon (As Of 2016): Reconditioned or used vehicles, between Rs. 2,400,000 to Rs 2,750,000
Other notable SsangYong models found in Sri Lanka includes the SsangYong Tivoli
SsangYong Hybrid Vehicles Found in Sri Lanka
SsangYong, similar to other world-renowned vehicle brands, has also been experimenting with alternative fuel technologies that help its vehicles to run longer while spending less money in the process. The company has been experimenting with such technologies since as far back as 2009. The most recent attempt by the SsangYong Motor Company to develop a fuel saving vehicle is the Hybrid powered SsangYong SIV-2, which is currently at an experimental stage. Nevertheless, as of now a full-fledged SsangYong Hybrid vehicle is still not available for buying within the Sri Lankan market, though we can expect this to change in the near future.
Availability of SsangYong in Sri Lanka
As of 2016, for a buyer who is interested at buying a SsangYong made vehicle can get in contact with the authorized distributor for the SsangYong brand in Sri Lanka, the SsangYong Automobile, which is located at No. 299, Union Place, Colombo 07. However, buying a SsangYong manufactured vehicle is not restricted to this option as some vehicle models are also available through third party distributors who offer this vehicle while being based in some of the prominent cities mentioned below.
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Did You Know?
In Sino-Korean, the name SsangYong means the “Double Dragon”. Therefore, SsangYong Motor Company, when written in Korean can be translated to English as Double Dragon Motor Vehicles.