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Actyon Sports - Technical - (Australia)

April 18th, 2007

Actyon Sport Delivers High Equipment Levels, Performance Comfort And Space In A Cost Effective Diesel Ute Package

A combination of strong equipment levels, a high technology diesel engine, and modern suspension design sets the Actyon Sports apart from its opponents in the dual-cab ute market.

Technically the new Actyon Sports offers an advanced package that gives it a clear edge on its opponents in terms of ride quality, handling and safety.

Actyon Sports has a greatly improved aerodynamic shape and a smoother side profile, which contributes to greatly reducing wind noise in the cabin. This, along with better sound deadening, gives the Actyon Sports one of the quietest cabs in its class.

Better head, shoulder and legroom means the Actyon Sport is ideal for even the longest journeys with a full compliment of five passengers on board.

The Actyon Sports boasts a wider and more contemporary design giving occupants better cabin space and comfort with genuine room for five, while also ensuring a more-sure footed ride and handling package.

It also features the latest third generation European technology common rail Variable Geometry Turbo (VGT) two-litre common rail diesel engine with with maximum power of 104 kW @ 4000rpm and 310 Nm or torque @ 1800rpm.

The engine boasts a double bush chain drive for the double overhead cams ensuring a quieter but more durable system than rubber belts or single chain drive.

The 1600 bar common rail injection pressure and variable geometry turbocharger combine to provide the peak torque at a low 1800rpm.

The Actyon Sports utilises exhaust gas recirculation to satisfy the latest Euro IV emission regulations and returns a combined cycle fuel consumption of 8.1L per 100km, which is 12 percent lower than the Musso Sports, making the diesel engined Actyon Sports a more viable alternative in an environment where fuel prices continue to escalate.

All variants come standard with a 5-speed manual transmission with power delivered through a dual-mass fly wheel for improved NVH levels. An Australian made 3 mode, 4-speed automatic transmission is available in all models as an optional extra, cruise control is included in this package.

The 4x4 drive-line features remotely actuated, 'on the fly' switching from two wheel drive to either high or low range four wheel drive. Low range reduction is 2.48:1.

The Actyon Sports feature coil springs all round, with double wishbone suspension at the front and a five link layout at the rear, which combine to give superb ride quality no matter how rough the road. This is in contrast to many utes, which use leaf springs at the rear.

Ventilated front brake discs are standard across the range, while the base model is fitted with drum brakes at the rear and the higher spec Limited is equipped with solid rear discs and ABS as standard.

Solid rear discs and ABS are also available as an optional extra on the base model.

The base model comes equipped with 16-inch steel wheels on the base model, with 16-inch alloys as an optional extra.

The Limited comes with attractive and strong 18-inch alloys as standard equipment.

Actyon Sport features a load tray which is 1275 mm long, 1600 mm wide and 525 mm deep which makes it deeper and wider than dual cab utes from two major Japanese rivals.

The load tray is 100mm longer, 135mm wider30 mm deeper and is 20 percent larger overall compared with the Musso.

The tray comes fitted with a hard-wearing poly liner as standard, ensuring better durability and serviced life.

Load capacity of the Actyon Sports has been lifted to 830kg, an increase of more than 200kg over the previous Musso Sports.

SsangYong Austraila has also developed optional aluminium or steel drop side trays to replace the standard well body unit, added versatility and class leading capacity. They is the widest drop side trays available on the Australian 4x4 dual cab market.

The 1900mm wide drop side tray is 60mm wider than the factory Hilux, Navara and Triton trays.

A number of options maximize the versatility and capacity of the rear cargo area ranging from a soft toneau cover, to a sporty hard lid and a fully enclosed canopy.

Actyon Sports boasts a hefty unbraked tow capacity of 750kg and up to 2.3 tonnes braked, using a neatly integrated and thoroughly tested tow bar.

Security has also been vastly improved over the Musso Sports, with immobiliser, alarm and keyless entry system, all standard across the range.

The Actyon Sports' extensive list of standard equipment is only rivaled by that of the high end versions of top selling competitors.

The exterior features include front and rear fog lamps, front and rear mud-flaps, a durable tray liner with four internal tie down points and importantly, a full size spare tyre.

Inside the cab the standard features list includes electric windows, power mirrors and woven cloth seat trim.

A four-speaker AM/FM/CD car audio system with remote steering wheel mounted controls as standard, delivering superb sound throughout the cab.

Air conditioning is standard across the range, with manual adjustment on the base model and climate control in the Limited.

The high spec Limited gains a further raft of features, including electrically adjustable and heated driver's and front passenger seats, reverse parking sensors and a host of automated driver controls.

SsangYong has developed a range of accessories in Australia specifically for local conditions and demands including a polished alloy nudge bar, aluminium side steps and a sports bar to give some added attitude.

There is also a cleverly hidden track mounted roof rack system to give added load capacity above the roof.

Inside the Actyon Sports the accessories list extends to a Bluetooth hands-free mobile phone kit, leather seat trim, rubber or carpet mats and hard wearing canvas seat covers.

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