Ssangyong may not be the first brand that comes to mind for many, but that isn't stopping them from giving it their all nonetheless. In fact, they just released the first batch of photos of their all-new car: the fourth-generation Korando.
For 2019, the Korando didn't just evolve, it's a totally new, clean-sheet design that's very different from the previous model in terms of design.
Gone is the rounded, bubble shape of the 2012-2018 version. The 2019 edition has a sharper, more rakish look. It also gets some cues from its two stablemates, the Tivoli and all-new Rexton. As a result, the redesigned Korando also looks wider than before, but that's not where the corporate styling influences end.
There are the trapezoidal headlights and the slim grill, while defined bumper corners and large air intakes then make up most of the front end's design. Two defined character lines run through the doors and fenders, while the rear quarter panel's flaring make the Korando look even wider from the back. Then there's the ever popular 'floating roof' look applied to the rear pillars of the crossover. As for the rear, it gets polygonal tail lights with LEDs, along with more creases on the tailgate.
Inside, it is a significant departure from the old model with its more angular dashboard design. Straight edges define the new look with the center stack tilted towards the driver. Ssangyong has followed the digital dash trend with a 10.25 inch screen serving as its instrument cluster. There's even an ambient cabin lighting system with up to 34 color options.
At the moment, the engine lineup is yet to be determined although a 2.0-liter gas and 2.0-liter turbodiesel seem the likeliest options. For now, specs are speculative and more will be revealed when the Ssangyong releases full specs of the Korando during the 2019 Geneva Motor Show on March 7.