Fact Sheet: SSANGYONG
The history of Ssangyong started in 1954 when Hadongwahn Motor was founded. It was later renamed to Dong-A Motor. The company became a manufacturer of commercial trucks, fire engines and other special purpose vehicles during the 70s.
In the early 80s, Dong-A acquired SUV maker Keowha, which made 4WD offroaders licensed from Jeep. The merged company was renamed to Ssangyong in 1986 and started concentrating on SUVs.
The turning point was in 1991, when it signed an agreement with Mercedes for transferring its engine technology and helped it developing light commercial vehicles. This is why you can see many Ssangyong cars and SUVs are equipped with Mercedes straight-sixes. The Musso of 1993 and Korando of 1996 successfully opened the door of global SUV market for Ssangyong. Later, Mercedes even helped Ssangyong developed its first passenger car - the Chairman luxurious sedan.
To produce the Mercedes engines, Ssangyong built its second plant in Changwon. The aggressive expansion led to its bankruptcy during the Asian financial crisis in 1998. The company was bought by Daewoo and its SUVs and Chairman were rebadged as Daewoo. The name Ssangyong disappeared for a while until 2000, when Daewoo itself went into receivership. Ssangyong, with its stronger basis in SUV business and the better prospect of global SUV market, received support from its creditors and spun off from Daewoo.
In 2004, Chinese car maker SAIC acquired controlling stakes of Ssangyong and became its new owner.
There are new and used SSANGYONG dealers located in , Canberra, Sydney, Darwin, Brisbane, Adelaide, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth (most suburbs) and regional Australia. Most dealers also deal some other make at the same dealer. Few dealers offer a worthwhile Car Insurance for your SSANGYONG, however.
Current SSANGYONG for sale in Australia right now:
Used (private sale or dealers sale) cars
If you buy a used SSANGYONG, we strongly recommend car insurance for your SSANGYONG too.
SSANGYONG Extended Warranty
SSANGYONG comes with a factory warranty provided by the manufacturer. After the factory warranty has expired, you need to purchase and extended warranty for your SSANGYONG. Things to look out for when buying an extended warranty are:
- That you are not forced to service your car at a particular dealership. This can become very costly otherwise.
- That the warranty covers both parts and labour.
It is prudent to ensure you get the lowest price for your new SSANGYONG, and the best place in not from your local SSANGYONG dealer - you get the lowest prices in , Canberra, Sydney, Darwin, Brisbane, Adelaide, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth and regional Australia by avoiding dealers and using Carbroker.com.au for SSANGYONG model years: 2019. Lowest price guaranteed! You will save thousands compared to what most people pay at the dealers in the suburbs. You will also save even more if you have a trade in! Remember there's no second chance when you buy your new car!
I hope you found this Fast Facts of use! We may add a price list to this list too, but price lists are only used as an initial guide to the price of the new SSANGYONG: Musso, Tivoli, Tivoli XLV, Rexton; since even your local SSANGYONG dealers in suburbs around , Canberra, Sydney, Darwin, Brisbane, Adelaide, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth or regional Australia will be able to beat the list price on any new SSANGYONG. Good for budgeting purposes, though. Check our Fast Facts on other makes too!
And remember we deal with fleet sales too! We cater for any option and accessory, including such things as a sun roof, window tinting, towbar, and many other things (same as your dealers). Whether you're in the eastern, western, northern or southern suburbs, there's sure to be dealers ready to take advantage. Also note that we can do Car Insurance for SSANGYONG
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