SsangYong has introduced in Geneva today the 2013 Rodius Turismo also known as Rodius, Korando Turismo or Stavic, depending on market.

SsangYong has introduced in Geneva today the 2013 Rodius Turismo also known as Rodius, Korando Turismo and Stavic, depending on market.

The Korean automaker says its designers "have gone to great lengths to create a distinctive and innovative look" but even so it's not what we would call an aesthetically pleasing car. Nevertheless, it's still an improvement over its predecessor.

The new generation has a 3000mm wheelbase and can host seven adults and their necessary luggage. It has a three-row seating arrangement, while the second row can be folded individually and used as tables. If more cargo room is necessary, the third row can be removed completely.

Power comes from a 2.0-liter e-XDi200 turbodiesel engine with 155 HP (114 kW) at 4,000 rpm and 360 Nm (265 lb-ft) of torque between 1,500 and 2,800 rpm. It can be connected to a six-speed manual gearbox or a T-Tronic five-speed Mercedes-Benz automatic transmission.

The interior cabin comes with leather upholstery, heated windscreen, air conditioning, air quality system, eco cruise control, electrically-adjustable and heated front seats, USB / AUX / Bluetooth support and MP3 CD & RDS radio. Safety features include ABS, ESP, brake assist system (BAS) and active roll over protection (ARP), along with dual front and side airbags.

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