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New Euro IV Kyron Features A Raft Of Changes Both Inside And Out - (Australia)

September 20th, 2007





The new Euro IV Kyron is available in two models powered by either a two-litre four cylinder or a 2.7 litre five cylinder powerplant.

The M200XDi uses a two-litre, in-line, four-cylinder, DOHC engine, featuring common rail, Delphi direct fuel injection system and a variable geometry turbocharger supplied by Garrett.

The two-litre engine produces 104kW of power and 310Nm of torque from 1800rpm whilst returning impressive combined cycle consumption of 7.7L per 100km. When matched with its 75litre fuel tank it delivers an impressive operating range of up to 970km.

Powered by a 2.7 litre, in-line five-cylinder DOHC engine the M270XDi also featuring Delphi common rail direct injection fuel system and Garrett turbocharger.

It produces 121kW of power and 340Nm of torque from 1800rpm whilst returning combined cycle consumption of 8.7L per 100km.

The new Euro IV Kyron features changes that are far more than skin deep with a suite of engine developments that reinforce SsangYong’s position at the fore-front of diesel engine development.

The heart of the changes is the exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system, used to satisfy the latest emission standards, in particular the NOx output.

The revised EGR system more accurately senses and responds more quickly and precisely thanks to the introduction of an electronically controlled EGR valve, digital output hot-film air temperature sensor and an ECU driven, electronically controlled throttle body within the air intake system.

The EGR system is further improved by the inclusion of an in-line EGR gas to engine coolant heat exchanger. Cooling the recirculating exhaust gas increases its density and thereby increases the mass of exhaust gas thereby allowing greater recirculation.

And finally a thoroughly revised ECU pulls together the new EGR system to deliver lower emissions and improved driveability.

Transmission

Both Kyron Euro IV models are fitted with a five-speed manual transmission, with the option of a five-speed T-tronic automatic transmission and cruise control.

The automatic transmission features an artificial intelligence module embedded within the gearbox software that adjusts the shift pattern and timing, to the individual driving style and conditions.

SsangYong has added “thumbs-up” control for the T-tronic automatic to the Euro IV Kyron, allowing manual shifting without removing your hands from the wheel.

The Euro IV Kyron drive-line is a simple and effective part-time four-wheel-drive system.

Every day running is conducted in rear-wheel-drive, giving the vehicle excellent on-road dynamics and lower fuel consumption.

High and low range four-wheel-drive are selectable within the cabin, with on-the-fly switching to high range four-wheel drive allowed up to 70km/h.

The M200XDi also features a limited slip differential, for enhanced off-road ability.

Chassis

Built on a triple layer steel ladder frame chassis, the Kyron has the strength to withstand real off-road usage and to deliver a genuine 2300kg towing capacity.

New re-tuned gas dampers work in conjunction with the double wishbone coil sprung front suspension and five-link solid rear axle with coils delivering crisper handling while retaining ride quality.

The Euro IV Kyron runs on all new five-spoke 18-inch alloy wheels and is shod with 255/60 tyres. Whilst stopping power is provided by disc brakes all round; ventilated at the front and solid at the rear.

Steering is power assisted rack and pinion which gives Kyron a handy 11.2m turning circle.

The Kyron retains its generous 206mm of ground clearance, 27 degree approach angle and near 25 degree departure angle, making it a willing off-roader.

Safety

The Kyron range offers an impressive array of both active and passive safety features including four channel ABS brakes, dual front SRS airbags, front seatbelt pre-tensioners and load limiters.

The new M270XDi gains side curtain SRS airbags, for both front and rear delivering added protection in the event of an accident.

Importantly for the safety conscious family motorist there are three Isofix child seat anchorage points in the rear, three-point lap-sash seat belts all round and automatic central door locking once the vehicle reaches 30km/h.

Exterior

SsangYong has heavily restyled the Kyron exterior, simplifying the front lines and adopting the SsangYong family grille to give the Kyron a classic, sophisticated look.

SsangYong has also re-designed the tail-gate, with a revised, fully integrated rear spoiler, all new tail lamps and most importantly an increase in the rear window area, for improved rear visibility.

The in-glass antenna has been replaced with a roof mounted shark fin unit and the reverse parking system has been upgraded to a four sensor six stage system.

Interior

The Kyron interior continues to be driver focused, with all controls positioned with driver ergonomics in mind.

SsangYong has revised both the gauge cluster and the instrument panel illumination for improved night readability. The interior colour scheme has been freshened with a new standardised black interior and updated cloth seat trim.

Both the M200 and M270Xdi feature rotary controlled air-conditioning, electric windows and power mirrors with both power folding and electric heating functionality. Audio is supplied via a single disc CD player with AM/FM radio through a six-speaker system with additional steering wheel mounted controls.

The Kyron continues to offer tremendous interior space, with a 60/40 split fold rear seat allowing a versatile array of combinations for passenger and cargo carrying. The luggage capacity in five-seat configuration is a generous 1,222 litres, expanding to 2,322 litres when the rear seats are folded down.

Standard Equipment

Kyron M200XDi

  • 2.0-litre in-line four cylinder with common rail, direct injection VGT turbo diesel engine
  • Five speed manual transmission
  • Optional five speed T-tronic automatic transmission with thumbs-up steering wheel mounted shift controls.
  • Cruise controls (automatic transmission only)
  • Double wishbone, coil sprung front suspension
  • Five link, coil sprung solid rear axle
  • Rear wheel drive
  • High and Low range four-wheel drive with electronic shift-on-the-fly switching
  • Limited slip differential (M200XDi only)
  • 18” alloy wheels with 255/60 tyres
  • Driver and front passenger SRS airbags
  • ABS brakes
  • Three point, lap-sash, seatbelts all round
  • Four sensor reverse parking system with trailer harness compatibility
  • Remote central locking
  • Manual air-conditioning
  • Single disc CD player with AM/FM radio, 6 speakers and steering wheel mounted controls
  • Cloth interior
  • Leather steering wheel and gear shift knob
  • 60/40 split folding rear seats
  • Power windows, front and rear
  • Power external mirrors with electric heating and power folding capability
  • Integrated front fog lamps
  • Roof rails
  • Shark fin like antenna
  • Rear spoiler with integrated stop lamp
  • Two auxiliary 12V power outlets

Kyron M270XDi – features in addition to those in the M200XDi

  • 2.7-litre in-line five cylinder common rail direct injection turbo diesel engine
  • SRS curtain airbags for the front and rear occupants
  • Retractable luggage cover and barrier net

Accessories

As all buyers are distinct, a range of accessories is offered to meet every need through the SsangYong Genuine Accessory program, including:

  • Nudge bar
  • Halogen driving lamps
  • Bonnet protector
  • Head lamp protector
  • Weather shields
  • Side steps
  • Roof racks
  • Concealed tow bar with 2300kg capacity
  • Integrated Bluetooth hands-free phone kit
  • Leather seat trim
  • Rubber boot protector


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