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6-Speed Auto for the SsangYong Sports Dual Cab - (Australia)

August 8th, 2008
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SsangYong has announced its high-tech six-speed automatic transmission is now available as an option on the highly popular entry level Tradie Sports Dual Cab, giving tradesman added comfort and practicality in a tough no nonsense workhorse ute, still at a really low price.

The new six-speed automatic SsangYong Sports Dual Cab Tradie still delivers value for money at $27,990 for the 4x2 powered by the eco-friendly common rail, two-litre turbo diesel engine making it the best priced dual cab automatic diesel on the market.

In keeping with its no-nonsense character and to preserve its low purchase price the Tradie automatic remains pure as the driven snow with a colour chart to match - which means it is only available in white and retains steel wheels with a front disc/rear drum brake set-up.

While the Tradie automatic is a low price workhorse it still comes with a swag of standard features including air conditioning, power windows, remote central 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 automatic also boasts class leading fuel consumption of just 8.7L per 100km on the combined cycle avoiding fuel pump price shock. The automatic's fuel consumption is just 0.6 litres more per 100km than its manual counterpart.

The Sports Dual Cab Tradie also features cloth trim and a strong 750kg payload with 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 six-speed automatic will also be available as a 4x4 priced at just $30,990, many thousands of dollars less than other diesel 4x4 automatic dual cabs on the market.

According to SsangYong Motors Australasia managing director, Russell Burling the inclusion of a six speed automatic to the Sports Dual Cab Tradie follows strong inquiry from buyers seeking a self shifter in a value for money workhorse.

"With traffic the way it is in most Australian cities these days tradesman are demanding the convenience and comfort of an automatic to make it easier to battle the jams on crowded suburban roads," said Russell Burling.

"The efficiency of the six-speed Australian made automatic also means there is very little difference in fuel consumption compared with the manual," he added.

"The Tradie has certainly proved a hit with tradesmen, fleet operators and farmers seeking an economical diesel twin cab that doesn't compromise on safety or performance," he said

"The Tradie automatic proves that you don't have to compromise comfort or safety in a basic dual cab ute for under $28,000," 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 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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