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SsangYong expands Korando range with petrol power

12 February 2020

Will 2020 be the year that SsangYong delivers on the opportunity which Mahindra saw when it bought a majority shareholding nine years ago this month? Or will the Korean SUV maker remain not-quite-there-yet, even though it now has few excuses for being an under-achiever, its powertrains, platforms and vehicles being more than good enough to be taken seriously?


New C300 Korando another step forward for SsangYong

23 September 2019

SsangYong never gives up. European sales are tiny, a former decent presence in Russia unraveled, attempts at agreeing a JV in China came to nothing and we don't hear much these days about a once heralded US market launch. Against that, it's big in Korea and greatly helps parent company Mahindra with rebadged SUVs in India. Can the new Korando also reinvigorate the brand in Britain?


New SsangYong Korando kicks off UK sales assault

21 August 2019

We drive the new SsangYong Korando in the UK to see whether this will be the model to push the Korean brand into the mainstream


ANALYSIS – SsangYong future models

21 March 2019

We investigate SsangYong's future model strategy – under parent Mahindra & Mahindra, it's pushing to become a global competitor with its wide range of SUVs after years of being a niche player.

Latest interviews


SsangYong UK's MD Nick Laird on the push to double sales

9 September 2019

We sit down with Nick Laird, SsangYong UK's Managing Director at the launch of the new Korando SUV to learn more about the plan to double sales


Tivoli is acting as a catalyst for SsangYong change - UK MD

22 February 2017

SsangYong UK managing director Paul Williams tells just-auto that the Tivoli compact SUV is changing perceptions of the brand.


Q&A: SsangYong's Steve Gray on the doubling of sales in 2015

26 October 2015

SsangYong has operated in Europe for a long time, but suddenly, sales have been surging - beyond 100% YoY in most countries. And that's not just due to the addition of the hot-selling Tivoli B-crossover. Steve Gray, the company's UK head of Marketing, tells just-auto what's ahead for the rest of the decade.


GENEVA: Ssangyong to eye potential buyers closely

6 March 2008

Re-launching Ssangyong in the UK will include a close re-look at potential buyers, a senior executive said at the Geneva show.

Latest news


South Korean sales plunge 15% in January

4 February 2020

Domestic sales by South Korea's five largest automakers plunged by over 15% to 99,602 units in January 2020 from 117,464 units in the same month of last year, according to preliminary data released individually by the companies.


Mahindra mulls KRW500bn injection to turn around Ssangyong

23 January 2020

Mahindra & Mahindra is looking to inject KRW500bn (US$428m) in fresh capital into its struggling South Korean subsidiary Ssangyong Motor Company over the next three years, according to local reports.


Mahindra announces top management succession plans

23 December 2019

Mahindra has announced a number of senior management changes. 


Ssangyong workers agree pay cuts as company struggles

20 December 2019

Ssangyong Motor workers this week accepted a proposal by the company's management for a cut in their annual bonuses and other benefits as the South Korean automaker continued to struggle with declining sales.


just-auto Plus only SsangYong Motor global sales record 10,754 units in November 2019

5 December 2019

SsangYong Motor Company (CEO Yea Byung-tae), part of the Mahindra Group, today announced that the company sold a total of 10,754 units in November 2019 –9,240 units in domestic sales and 1,514 in exports. SsangYong November sales increase 5.5...


Ssangyong to assemble SUVs in Saudi Arabia from 2021

10 October 2019

SsangYong Motor announced it had signed a licensing agreement allowing Saudi National Automobiles Manufacturing Company (SNAM) to assemble its vehicles in from KD units.


South Korean sales fall again in August

3 September 2019

Domestic sales by South Korea's five largest automakers declined by 6.2% to 118,479 units in August 2019 from 126,336 units in the same month of last year, according to preliminary data released individually by the companies.


South Korean sales fall again in July

2 August 2019

Domestic sales by South Korea's five largest automakers fell by 2% to 131,135 units in July 2019 from 133,792 units in the same month of last year, according to preliminary data released individually by the companies.


South Korean market down in June

3 July 2019

Domestic sales by South Korea’s five largest automakers fell by 5.2% to 124,963 units in June 2019 from 131,827 units in the same month of last year, according to preliminary data released individually by the companies.


just-auto Plus only SsangYong Motor sells 70,277 units globally in H1 2019

2 July 2019

SsangYong Motor Company announced that the company sold a total of 70,277 units in H1 2019 – 55,950 units in domestic sales and 14,327 in exports, including CKD kits. SsangYong's H1 2019 sales increased 4.7% compared to the same period last year...


South Korean sales up slightly in May

4 June 2019

Domestic sales by South Korea's five largest automakers increased by just 0.5% to 133,719 units in May 2019 from 133,062 units in the same month of last year, according to preliminary data released individually by the companies.


South Korean sales up slightly in April

2 May 2019

Domestic sales by South Korea’s five largest automakers increased by 1.6% to 136,296 units in April 2019 from 134,197 units in the same month of last year, according to preliminary data released individually by the companies.


South Korean sales fall in March, rise YTD

2 April 2019

Domestic sales by South Korea’s five largest automakers declined by 0.8% to 138,288 units in March from 139,432 units in the same month of last year, according to preliminary data released individually by the vehicle manufacturers.


SsangYong sells 13,590 units globally in March

2 April 2019

SsangYong Motor Company announced that the company sold a total of 13,590 units in March 2019 – 10,984 units in domestic sales and 2,606 in exports including CKD kits.


SsangYong praises outgoing CEO for revival

29 March 2019

Mahindra-owned SsangYong says it has put its business back on track in the last four years and much of the credit for that can go, according to the company, to its outgoing CEO and President Choi Johng-sik who leaves the company at the end of the month.


South Korea deregulates LPG car segment

13 March 2019

South Korea enacted legislation this week which allows private motorists to buy vehicles powered by liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), in response to rising environmental concerns in the country.


South Korean sales fall 1% in February, +2% YTD

5 March 2019

Domestic sales by South Korea's five largest automakers declined by 1.1% to 104,307 units in February from 105,432 units in the same month of last year, according to preliminary data released individually by the vehicle manufacturers.


C300 SsangYong Korando shown ahead of Geneva

18 February 2019

The production version of the C300 project - the next Korando - has been revealed in South Korea. The public world premiere will be at next month's Geneva motor show.


South Korean sales flat in November, exports drop

3 December 2018

Domestic sales by South Korea's five largest automakers combined rose by just 0.3% to 139,862 units in November from 140,132 units in the same month of last year, according to preliminary data released individually by the vehicle manufacturers.


South Korean sales rebound 24% in October

5 November 2018

Domestic sales by South Korea's five largest automakers combined rebounded by over 24% to 139,557 units in October from 112,332 units in the same month of last year, according to preliminary data released individually by the vehicle manufacturers.


South Korean sales fall 18% in September

3 October 2018

Domestic sales by South Korea’s five largest automakers combined fell by over 17.5% to 110,130 vehicles in September from 133,551 units in the same month of last year, according to preliminary data released individually by the vehicle manufacturers.


Mahindra's Ssangyong reinstates workers fired in 2009

17 September 2018

Mahindra & Mahindra's SsangYong Motor has reinstated workers sacked nine years ago, the Korea Herald reported.


just-auto Plus only SsangYong Motor global sales drop 2.6% in August 2018

4 September 2018

SsangYong Motor Company announced that it sold a total of 11,421 units in August 2018 - 9,055 units in domestic sales and 2,366 in exports. SsangYong's August sales slightly dropped 2.6% year-on-year despite shrinking exports, helped by strong sales of...


just-auto Plus only SsangYong Motor global sales up 13.2% in July 2018

9 August 2018

SsangYong Motor Company announced that the company sold a total of 12,916 units in July 2018 - 9,823 units in domestic sales and 3,093 in exports. SsangYong's sales for July rose 13.2 % compared to sales in July 2017. This upward trend reflects a...


South Korean sales down 5.7% in June

3 July 2018

Domestic sales by South Korea's five largest automakers combined fell by 5.7% to 131,827 vehicles in June from 139,842 units in the same month of last year, according to preliminary data released individually by the vehicle manufacturers.


just-auto Plus only SsangYong Motor sells record 12,578 units globally in June 2018

2 July 2018

SsangYong Motor Company announced that it sold a total of 12,578 units in June 2018 – 9,684 units in domestic sales and 2,894 in exports. SsangYong maintained third spot in the domestic market, and its June sales slightly dropped by 9% compared to the...


just-auto Plus only SsangYong Motor global sales up 4.8% in May 2018

5 June 2018

SsangYong Motor Company announced that it sold a total of 12,938 units in May 2018 – 9,709 units in domestic sales and 3,229 in exports. SsangYong's May sales recorded a growth of 4.8% over May 2017, the biggest monthly performance of this year....


South Korean sales down 1.3% in May

4 June 2018

Domestic sales by South Korea's five largest automakers combined fell by 1.3% to 133,663 vehicles in May from 135,443 units in the same month of last year, according to preliminary data released individually by the vehicle manufacturers.


just-auto Plus only SsangYong Motor global sales drop 1.3% in April 2018

17 May 2018

SsangYong Motor Company announced that it sold a total of 10,930 units in April 2018 – 8,124 units in domestic sales and 2,806 in exports. Despite the popularity of its brand-new Rexton Sports (export: Musso) and the recovery in the exports,...


South Korean sales rise fractionally in April

3 May 2018

Domestic sales by South Korea's five largest automakers combined increased by 1.2% to 134,197 units in April from 132,675 units in the same month of last year, according to preliminary data released individually by the vehicle manufacturers.

Ssangyong news

SsangYong expands Korando range with petrol power

12 February 2020

Will 2020 be the year that SsangYong delivers on the opportunity which Mahindra saw when it bough...


South Korean sales plunge 15% in January

4 February 2020

Domestic sales by South Korea's five largest automakers plunged by over 15% to 99,602 units i...


Mahindra mulls KRW500bn injection to turn around Ssangyong

23 January 2020

Mahindra & Mahindra is looking to inject KRW500bn (US$428m) in fresh capital into its struggl...


Mahindra announces top management succession plans

23 December 2019

Mahindra has announced a number of senior management changes. Over the next fifteen months, a...


Ssangyong workers agree pay cuts as company struggles

20 December 2019

Ssangyong Motor workers this week accepted a proposal by the company's management for a cut i...


just-auto Plus only SsangYong Motor global sales record 10,754 units in November 2019

5 December 2019

SsangYong Motor Company (CEO Yea Byung-tae), part of the Mahindra Group, today announced that the...



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