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SsangYong Delivers A Lower Cost Entry-Level Workhorse - (Australia)

May 29th, 2008

SsangYong has announced a new entry level variant of the popular and practical Sports Dual Cab aimed at tradesman looking for a tough no-nonsense workhorse ute at a really low price.

The SsangYong Sports Dual Cab Tradie will boast a value-for-money price tag of just $24,990 for the 4x2 five-speed manual powered by the eco-friendly common rail two-litre turbo diesel engine, making it the best priced dual cab diesel on the market.

To borrow a famous phrase the SsangYong Tradie will be available in any colour so long as it is white and will be equipped with steel wheels and a front disc/rear drum brake set-up.

While the Tradie is a low price workhorse it still comes with a swag of standard features including air conditioning, power windows, remote locking and dual SRS airbags at no extra cost.

It utilises a 100 percent pure diesel two-litre four cylinder common rail turbo engine engine generating maximum power of 104kW at 4,000rpm and maximum torque of 310Nm/1,800rpm, making it ideal as a tough workhorse or a smooth and quiet everyday drive.

As well as its low overall purchase price the Tradie also boasts class leading low fuel consumption of 8.1L per 100km on the combined cycle ensuring the fuel pump price shock is avoided.

The Sports Dual Cab Tradie also features cloth trim and a no nonsense character while a strong 750kg payload and a standard tray liner making it the ideal business partner for tradesman as well as in mining, construction, forestry or on the farm.

The Tradie will also be available as a 4x4 manual priced at just $27,990, many thousands of dollars less than other diesel 4x4 dual cabs on the market.

According to SsangYong Motors Australasia managing director, Russell Burling, the Sports Dual Cab Tradie answers a strong demand from tradesmen, fleet operators and farmers seeking an economical diesel twin cab that doesn't compromise on safety or performance.

"Clearly there is a demand for a vehicle like this that has less of the creature comforts and a lower price for those seeking a more basic and less luxurious vehicle," said Russell Burling.

"The Tradie proves that you don't have to compromise comfort or safety in a basic dual cab ute for under $25,000," he added.

With improved noise and vibration dampening of the engine and powertrain, the Sports Dual Cab runs much more quietly than other utes while its coil rear springs are unique amongst dual cab utes delivering a quieter and smoother ride without compromising load capacity.

The common rail diesel engine is highly efficient complying with Euro IV standards for low emissions and maximum power with a flat torque curve over the widest possible rpm range for better acceleration both when starting and passing.

The Tradie joins the two other model variants in the SsangYong Sports Dual Cab line up including the standard 4x2 and 4x4 and the range leading SPR 4x4.

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