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Stavic A Clear Winner For Fuel Efficient Families - (Australia)

March 6th, 2007

SsangYong is celebrating a first ever victory in the Australian car sales charts with its Stavic becoming the leading turbo diesel powered people mover on the Australian market for 2006.

The Stavic topped the diesel people mover sales for 2006 leading the field thanks to its fuel efficiency, good pricing and roomy interior.

Stavic held 52 percent of the diesel people mover market for 2006 and has continued to dominate the sector during the first two months of 2007 making it the most popular vehicle in the class.

In further good news, SsangYong has announced a price rollback across the Stavic range effective 1st March 2007.

The Stavic will now start from just $35,990 RRP for the SV 270 - 4x2 2.7 Common Rail Diesel.

The diesel people mover segment is growing rapidly with sales for 2006 up 23 percent on the previous year.

According to SsangYong Australia general manager sales and marketing, Brad Larkham, the Stavic has been a hit with people with an eye for value and efficiency.

"Stavic is proving a great value package and has clearly been embraced by people who realise the superior torque and efficiency of a turbo diesel engine in a vehicle of this size and calibre," said Brad Larkham.

"With a choice of either two wheel drive or torque on demand four wheel drive, the Stavic is a very versatile package that really is the complete family transport solution," he said.

"As well as proving ideal as a family wagon the Stavic is being embraced by taxi operators who are taking advantage of the fuel efficiency, roominess and handling advantages the Stavic offers over its opponents."

"There is currently a fleet of 20 Stavics being used as Maxi Taxis with great success in Queensland with more being added over the next few months," said Brad Larkham.

The Stavic is a luxurious yet affordable large-sized MPV with seven seats and plenty of interior space and room for luggage and with high fuel prices the seven-seat Stavic is the right solution for budget-conscious families," he added.

Its value packed configuration includes many luxury features including dual airbags, ABS, power windows, central locking, leather seats, and dual air conditioning.

It is powered by SsangYong's 2.7-litre common rail direct injection diesel engine or it's proven six-cylinder 3.2 litre petrol engine. The vehicle drives through a T-Tronic transmission with five forward gears and a winter/sport mode.

Stavic's 2.7-litre diesel produces 121 kW of power at 4000 rpm and peak torque of 340Nm at 2400 rpm.

Stavic is available with an optional five-speed electronic automatic transmission with T-Tronic.

That means spirited highway performance and strong performance towing trailers, boats, caravans and even horse floats.

With seven-seat configuration the Stavic offers plenty of room for the whole family as well as the tribe of friends children inevitably gather around them.

SsangYong's new generation diesel engines do not compromise on performance and offer significant real world savings thanks to their proven fuel consumption advantage over petrol engines.

With advances like common rail design and exhaust gas recirculation, the new diesels are also much kinder to the environment.

The Stavic's diesel powerplant offers a significant advantage in performance, economy and environmental friendliness particularly compared to previous generation diesels.

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