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Actyon And Actyon Sport Reveal The New Face Of Ssangyong - (Australia)

April 18th, 2007




OVERVIEW

SsangYong has launched the latest additions to its growing range of sport utility vehicles with the arrival of the new Actyon and Actyon Sports models.

The all-new Actyon five door and its roomy sibling the Actyon Sports dual cab ute will spearhead the SsangYong attack on the Australian market in 2007.

With pricing starting from $29,990 for the 4x4 Actyon petrol and the 4x2 Actyon Sports Ute diesel, both models are set to add some spice to the compact SUV and ute markets.

Both the Actyon and the Actyon Sports Ute will offer SsangYong's third generation common rail Variable Geometry Turbo (VGT) diesel engine with 104kW of power and 310 Nm of torque.

According to SsangYong Australia, general manager sales and marketing, Brad Larkham, both Actyon models will enliven their sectors with innovative styling and a combination of fuel-efficient diesel power and the latest technology European developed drivelines.

"Actyon features sweeping styling and coupe like appearance and is far removed from the average compact SUV," said Brad Larkham.

"We believe Actyon offers buyers a real alternative to the current models on offer because of its styling and fuel efficient diesel powerplants," Larkham said.

"Interestingly the availability of a fuel efficient diesel was a critical factor amongst the buyers we researched and this proved a major attraction for the Actyon," he added.

Actyon's unique cross over styling sets it apart from the average SUV and will set a new benchmark for the class.

Both Actyon and the Actyon Sport models have an aerodynamic shape, a shark-like grille and eagle-eye headlights, creating a dynamic look unique to the compact SUV category.

"It's certainly not a typically boxy 4WD and will stand out for all the right reasons," said Brad Larkham.

The ESP system is offered on the high spec Limited version of the Actyon. This is the latest fifth generation multi-function unit which is integrated with all of the Actyon's systems including the electronically controlled four wheel drive.

Coupled to this will be the availability of hill descent control on some models, while the electronic 4WD system ensures efficient driving in all conditions.

The Actyon's on-road performance will surprise with its excellent handling dynamics and sure-footed stance. At the same time its off-road capabilities are not compromised, with an extremely good attack and departure angle with very little overhang.

Actyon - 2007 Pricing (All Manual):

4x4 Petrol Standard $29,990
4x4 Petrol Limited $36,990
4x4 Diesel Standard $33,990
*Auto adds $2000

Actyon Sports Utility- 2007 Pricing (All Manual):

4x2 Standard $29,990
4x2 Limited $36,990
4x4 Standard $32,990
4x4 Limited $39,990
*Auto adds $2000



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