During the first days of next year, the commercialization will begin in some European countries of the new SsangYong Korando e-Motion, a 100% electric version of the well-known compact crossover of which we already have all the most important data.
Aesthetically, the new model adapts to its condition of electric by improving aerodynamics and for this, bumpers, closed grille and alloy wheels of specific design are released. The underbody has also been faired and it receives a small rear spoiler. The details in blue add the characteristic note to the exterior.
Inside, everything continues as usual and except for the details painted in blue and the adapted instrumentation, we do not appreciate any modifications. The Korando e-Motion even retains the same size automatic gear stick, something that more traditional users will appreciate.
The available equipment includes the Full LED headlights, blind spot control, pre-collision warning, Alert and Lane Assist, Front and Rear Parking Sensors, Keyless Access and Start, Leather Trim, Power Seats, SmartBeam, Navigator, etc.
Under the hood the new SsangYong Korando e-Motion hides an electric motor with 190 HP of power and 360 Nm of torque that is combined with the automatic transmission and the simple traction to the front axle. The user will have several driving modes and paddles on the steering wheel to vary the regeneration capacity.
The battery used in the new model has a capacity of 61.5 kWh and declares a range of 339 km according to the WLTP cycle. It is a modest figure but we will have to wait for the real results. It supports fast charging and you can reach 80% in just half an hour.
The most interesting of new Korando e-Motion is that it is prepared to be able to tow up to 1,500 kg of weight, something that very few electric vehicles can do. This will make it one of the best alternatives if you have a trailer, a caravan, etc.
The prices will be known just before they are marketed, although it will still take a few months for Spain to arrive. It is estimated which could be around € 35-40,000 Before help and among other virtues are its very generous rear seats and a trunk with 551 liters of capacity.