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The history of SsangYong Motor Company began in 1954. This year the �?Hadongwahn Motor Co» was established in South Korea. Initially the company specialized in the production of buses, medium-duty chassis for trucks, truck tractors. Even dump trucks with payload of more than 30 tons were listed in the model line of the company. The «Hadongwahn Motor Co" company has teamed up with the «Dong-A» company in 1986, and the company was renamed into «Dong-A Motor Co Ltd». The new company began to produce Korando SUVs. The first such car was made in 1986. By the way, Korando - is derived from "the Koreans Can Do". Most of the new SUVs were shipped to the South Korean army. Same year the car company was renamed into «SsangYong Motor Company».

Another milestone in the development of the company – is the year of 1991. This year «SsangYong Motor Company» has signed a cooperation agreement with the «Mercedes-Benz AG». The world-renowned German manufacturer became a technical investor to the young automotive company after having bought a small package of shares of «SsangYong Motor Company». The company started the production of engines of Mercedes and together with the Germans they began developing new cars. Cars made under the brand of SsangYong became available in Europe through dealers of «Mercedes-Benz AG». The SsangYong Musso model has gained popularity in the Old World In 1993. South Korean company has managed to attract serious investors for business development, and began construction of a new plant of the company the in city of Changwon.

Until 1998 «SsangYong Motor Company» remained an independent company, but the Asian economic crisis predetermined its absorption by the «Daewoo Group» corporation. However, the new owners did not stay afloat for long, and in 2001 SsangYong regained independence. The Chinese state corporation «SAIC» bought 55.4% of «SsangYong Motor Company» shares In December 2003. At present the manufacturing capacity allow SsangYong to produce 180 000 cars annually.

The assembly of SsangYong Rexton cars have recently been started in Russia.

SsangYong model range

SsangYong Technical Specifications

Full list of SsangYong specifications
Ssangyong: Country of origin (KR)
Model Max Power 0-100 Km/h Mixt
1 2011 Ssangyong Rexton II RX270 Automatic 165HP (121 kW) @ 4000 rpm n/a 9 l/100km
2 2011 Ssangyong Rexton II RX320 220HP (162 kW) @ 6100 rpm n/a 14.4 l/100km
3 2011 Ssangyong Chairman CW700L 250HP (184 kW) @ 6600 rpm n/a n/a
4 2011 Ssangyong Chairman CW600 225HP (166 kW) @ 6600 rpm n/a n/a
5 2011 Ssangyong Rexton II RX320 220HP (162 kW) @ 6100 rpm n/a 14.2 l/100km
6 2011 Ssangyong Chairman V8 5000 306HP (225 kW) @ 5600 rpm n/a n/a
7 2011 Ssangyong Chairman CW600 4TRONIC 225HP (166 kW) @ 6600 rpm n/a n/a
8 2011 Ssangyong Rexton II RX270 XVT 187HP (137 kW) @ 4000 rpm n/a 9.2 l/100km
9 2011 Ssangyong Chairman V8 5000L 306HP (225 kW) @ 5600 rpm n/a n/a
10 2011 Ssangyong Chairman CW700 250HP (184 kW) @ 6600 rpm n/a n/a

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