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By Richard Aucock
20 June 2008 09:03
Completing our test of the relaunched SsangYong range is this: the Kyron 4x4. Straddling compact and working SUV status, the Kyron was previously saddled with naïve pricing that punched way above its weight.
Now, a 2WD version values it at a more reasonable £14,995, with a 4WD alternative for £2k more. It makes much more sense as a result – think of the Kyron as an even cheaper Kia Sportage, a hardy Suzuki Grand Vitara alternative, even a plain, honest working SUV with a price and approach most makers have deserted in the quest for ‘lifestyle’ this and 'mountain bike' that.
SsangYong Kyron: the facelift
Well spotted. The Kyron has indeed been facelifted for 2008. Well, it was actually done in 2007, and UK dealers had been crying out for it ever since – another failure of the old importer not to bring the revised car over here. Why their desperation? The old car’s ridiculous heraldic shield tail lights. The rest of it is actually OK, certainly inoffensive, but few could get over those laughable monstrosities at the rear. Now they’re gone, along with some of the front-end fussiness, for a smoother, hopefully more contemporary look.
The Kyron might be better to look at (just), but what's it like to drive? Click 'Next' to read our review of the latest SsangYong
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Ssangyong Kyron 2.0 S 2WD (2008) CAR review
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RE: Ssangyong Kyron 2.0 S 2WD CAR review
FEELING safe and BEING safe of course are different things entirely, but if we are talking about the car as an emotional purchase, 'feeling' safe will always tip the balance unless poor NCAP figure are thrust under the purchaser's nose. There are a lot of criteria that are not really considered. Crash test performance is one of them. Fact is, many car buyers today will remember not even having to wear seatbelts and cars without airbags, so they will see each and every car as much safer than cars 'in their day'.
23 June 2008 13:28
And now I know where I sawe them rear lights before. Flip them upside down a little and there on numerous BMW's. I knew it.
23 June 2008 09:07
If you put a three pointed star on the grille it could easily pass for a Benz.
22 June 2008 23:25
You get them Mums who think there safe, but if you look at the Euro Ncap, there not as safe as you'd think.
20 June 2008 18:54
So sorry about my speeling eugene and i know its anout lies, but I just wanted that little section for the cars description. And you havenet commented on the cars just what people have said. I'm one of the people who comment on everything with a lot more comments thean you
20 June 2008 18:53
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