SsangYong has re-launched its Kyron SUV with higher equipment levels, enhanced comfort and better pricing as part of the re-organisation of SsangYong Motor Australasia.
The upgraded Kyron follows the introduction of the Euro IV Kyron with cleaner styling and more eco-friendly diesels launched in August 07.
As part of its major re-organisation SsangYong has announced that all models in Australia will be 100 percent pure eco-friendly turbo diesel for better economy, torque and cleaner emissions.
Like all new SsangYongs the upgraded Kyron will also feature a revised flagship model, under the SPR nameplate, which will feature every option as standard along with a value for money price tag.
All new Kyron models will now include Electronic Stability Program (ESP), ABS brakes, 18" alloy wheels as well as front and side SRS Airbags as standard equipment.
There is a choice of two SsangYong eco friendly power-plants with either the 2.0L or 2.7L common rail turbocharged diesel engines, both delivering exceptional performance and economy.
According to SsangYong Motor Australasia managing director, Russell Burling the revised Kyron is part of the continuing evolution of SsangYong's model line-up and delivers a better design and styling as well as a swag of performance and safety benefits.
"Kyron is a more focussed and sharper vehicle all round and I am sure will have a wider appeal to mid range SUV customers, particularly when you consider the added value it offers while retaining its already strong pricing levels," said Russell Burling.
"The new equipment levels including ESP, Hill Descent Control ( HDC), Anti Rollover Protection(ARP), Brake-force Assist System(BAS) and ABS anti-lock brakes reflects the latest trends and boosts Kyron's appeal with performance safety and comfort exceeding market expectations at a very competitive price point that makes Kyron a standout in its class.
The XDi 2.0L diesel power plant generates maximum power of 104kW at 4,000rpm and maximum torque of 310Nm/1,800rpm.
The XDi 2.7L generates 121kW at 4,000 and maximum torque of 340Nm/1,800rpm.
The new Kyron also boasts 'on the fly' 4WD allowing instant adjustment to changes in terrain, rear parking sensors, and cruise control on automatic models as standard equpment.
The optional five-speed T-Tronic automatic transmission (standard on SPR models) utilises state-of-the-art technology to gauge driving conditions using an artificial intelligence program integrated into the unit's electronic control unit. The automatic also offers manual shifting via switches conveniently located on the steering wheel or via switches on the normal gear selector knob.
Kyron also offer's a comfortable and spacious interior - with multiple seat configurations high levels of passenger safety and room to stretch out.
Kyron is built on an ultra-rigid steel frame and extra reinforcement has been added throughout the body to bolster overall rigidity and crash resistance. The ultra rigid frame, with triple-layer construction, will protect vehicle occupants as well as reducing vibration and improving the ride smoothness.
All new SsangYong SUVs in Australia including Kyron will now come equipped with Electronic Stability Program (ESP) as standard.
Active safety systems are integrated into the electronic stability program, each contributing data on vehicular status. If the data suggests danger, the
ESP will instantly take control of engine output and braking to ensure the vehicle stays on course.
Under the skin Kyron includes a revised Euro IV emission specification engine with revised engine mapping for improved driveability. As with its predecessor Kyron carries over independent front suspension, five link rear suspension and an electronically controlled part time four wheel drive system.
Exterior styling benefited from a facelift mid-way through 2007 with new headlight and taillight clusters, a new bonnet, a new design grille and larger front air take with mesh guard as well as a cleaner, more contemporary rear styling with a larger tailgate window.
Its interior design was also revised at the same time and is more driver oriented with a new instrument cluster design, better night time illumination, revised cloth seat trim, a new more elegant dash design with all black trim replacing dark grey on the previous model and a folding cover and light added to front sunvisors.
The new Kyron is priced from $32990 rrp for the two-litre turbo diesel manual, $35990 rrp. for the two-litre turbo diesel auto and $39990 rrp for the top of the line 2.7 litre turbo diesel auto.
All new SsangYong vehicles sold in Australia come with the peace-of-mind afforded by a 3 year/100,000 kilometre factory warranty with SsangYong Assist 24/7 roadside assistance.
SsangYong is sold and serviced through a national network of more than 61 dealers across the country covering every state and territory.
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