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Serious bang for your buck, dual cab practicality in 4x2 or 4x4.
From nose to tail, Korando puts the style back into SUV.
7 seats and diesel power, the versatile people mover.

In January of 1954 the Ha Dong-hwan Motor Workshop was established, the beginnings of the company we know as Ssangyong today. By 1967 the company became Korea's largest exporter of buses to Vietnam. By 1974 it had co-established Shinjin jeep Motor Co, Ltd and October of that year it began developing hard and soft-top jeeps.

In the years that followed, the company name changed to Donga Motor Co, Ltd, and the Pyungtaek plant was constructed. 4, 5 and 6 passenger jeeps were created, along with taxi and snow-plough jeeps, and dump trailers. In 1988 the company changed its name to Ssangyong Motor Co, Ltd and by 1990 the Ssangyong Korando recreational sport jeep won first place in the Kypros rally.

In the early 1990's, Mercedes-Benz AG made a capital investment in Ssangyong Motors to establish a strategic alliance and create cooperation in technologies, management and distribution. Through this alliance, Ssangyong Motors gained technological competence to develop vehicles employing advanced technologies and launch them in global markets.

In 1993 Ssangyong embarked on producing the Musso, a 4x4 SUV. In 1997 the Chairman was launched as a luxury sedan, making its way to Aussie shores in May 2005. The release of the new Musso SUV coincided with the company merge with Daewoo in 1998, and the 7 seat version of the Musso was soon to follow. In April 2000 Ssangyong became independent of the Daewoo group and by 2001 the Ssangyong Rexton 4x4 All wheel drive was produced, utilizing Mercedes Benz engine technology. The Rexton is still current today. 2002 saw the introduction of the Musso Sports utility vehicle, launched in Australia in early 2004.

The Korando Jeep and current Stavic 4x2 7 seat people mover were produced and launched in early 2004. The 4x4 Kyron SUV was produced in June 2005, launching into Australia in January 2006. The current Actyon SUV 4x4 was produced and launched into Australia in October that same year, with the current Actyon Sports dual cab ute following suit with it's Australian debut in March 2007. The new Kyron was launched in early 2009 with a diesel particulate filter and an Australian made 6 speed automatic transmission.

Vehicles built by Ssangyong have been imported into Australia since 1996. In November 2008 Sime Darby became the official distributor adding the marque to its other automotive interest in Australia which amongst other things includes Peugeot.

Internationally Sime Darby operates in twenty countries with a broad portfolio of businesses including Motors, Plantations, Property, Industrial Equipment, and Energy. Its Motors division operates more than 100 companies across 8 countries selling more than 50,000 vehicles from most of the world's top automotive brands.