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Mahindra and Pininfarina future models

3 March 2021

This year will be one of ups and downs for Mahindra & Mahindra. On the plus side, the company's Automobili Pininfarina subsidiary is due to launch the first of several hypercars and the Mahindra brand itself will roll out several new models. But there are big questions to be resolved over the future of SsangYong Motor and the unwinding of what had once looked like a promising alliance with Ford.


SsangYong Musso Longbed Rhino

27 January 2021

Its maker is carrying on as normal, the importer for European markets continues to sell the brand's models and dealers are operating: despite receivership, SsangYong is very much alive and kicking. The Musso Longbed, now available in Britain, is also the marque's biggest vehicle yet.


M&M future models - SsangYong Motor

1 April 2020

It hasn't been the best of starts to 2020 for any manufacturer and SsangYong is no exception. Nonetheless, even with March sales down by 31 per cent YoY, better times should be ahead, eventually. Model life cycle age has come down, the company's first electric SUV is due out by year end and there are other additional vehicles coming too.


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?

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


It begins - Ssangyong Motor in court receivership

15 April 2021

South Korean automaker Ssangyong Motor was put in court receivership on Thursday after parent company Mahindra & Mahindra failed to attract an investor by the court-mandated 31 March deadline.


Ssangyong CEO calls it a day

7 April 2021

SsangYong Motor CEO Yea Byung-tae is resigning, a South Korean media report said.


South Korean sales fall by 7% in March

6 April 2021

Domestic sales by South Korea’s five main automakers combined declined by 6.7% to 140,971 units in March 2021 from 151,025 units a year earlier, according to preliminary data released individually by the companies.


South Korean sales rebound 24% in February

3 March 2021

Domestic sales by South Korea’s five main automakers combined rebounded strongly in February 2021, by almost 24% to 101,356 units from weak year-earlier sales of 81,772 units, according to preliminary data released individually by the companies.


South Korean sales jump 16% in January

1 February 2021

Domestic sales by South Korea's five main automakers combined increased by over 16% to 116,270 units in January 2021 from weak year-earlier sales of 99,962 units, according to preliminary data released individually by the companies.


South Korean sales fall 8% in December

5 January 2021

Domestic sales by the five main South Korean automakers combined declined by 8.1% to 133,061 units in December 2020 from 144,839 in the same month of the previous year, according to preliminary data released individually by the companies.


SsangYong files for receivership - report

21 December 2020

SsangYong Motor has reportedly filed for receivership, after failing to pay back about 165 billion won ($149.5 million) worth of debts to its creditor banks.


South Korean sales rise 5% in November

2 December 2020

Domestic sales by South Korea’s five main automakers combined increased by 5.3% to 143,591 units in November 2020 from 136,414 units in the same month of last year, according to preliminary data released individually by the companies.


Ssangyong launches redesigned flagship Rexton SUV

5 November 2020

SsangYong Motor Company launched the redesigned Rexton SUV in South Korea this week in the hope of reversing falling sales.


South Korean sales jump 25% in September

6 October 2020

Domestic sales by South Korea's five main automakers combined increased by just over 25% to 138,530 units in September 2020 from 110,654 units in the same month of last year, according to preliminary data released individually by the companies.


South Korea sales fall in August

2 September 2020

Domestic sales by South Korea's five main automakers combined increased 5.6% to 111,847 units in August 2020 from 118,479 units in the same month of 2019, according to preliminary data released individually by the companies.


HAAH preparing stake bid for SsangYong - reports

20 August 2020

US car distribution company HAAH Automotive Holdings is preparing to submit an offer to invest in SsangYong Motor, according to reports.


Ssangyong Motors relocates UK operations

10 August 2020

SsangYong Motors UK, the importer of vehicles and parts from South Korea, has confirmed the move of its headquarters from Luton in Bedfordshire to Swindon, Wiltshire.


South Korean sales rise 10% year on year in July

4 August 2020

Domestic sales by South Korea's five largest automakers combined increased by just over 10% to 144,422 units in July 2020 from 131,135 units in the same month of last year, according to preliminary data released individually by the companies.


Ssangyong details new electric SUV

20 July 2020

South Korea's Ssangyong Motor, owned by Mahindra & Mahindra has released more details of its forthcoming all electric SUV.


Ssangyong ineligible for Korean COVID-19 rescue fund

22 June 2020

Ssangyong Motor Company does not qualify for financial support under the government's market stabilisation fund, according to the South Korean government-run Korea Development Bank (KDB).


Mahindra eyeing Ssangyong exit - reports

15 June 2020

Mahindra & Mahindra, the Indian automaker that owns a 75% slice in SsangYong Motor, has hinted at giving up control of the struggling South Korean automaker as losses from COVID-19 soar, industry sources told local media at the weekend.


South Korean automakers ask government for emergency loans, tax cuts

22 April 2020

South Korean vehicle manufacturers this week called on the government to provide up to KRW32 trillion (US$25.9bn) in emergency loans through banks to help them through the global COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.


Mahindra cancels Ssangyong recovery plan

6 April 2020

South Korean SUV manufacturer Ssangyong Motor Company on Monday said it would have to sell off non-core assets to help it remain in business after its Indian parent company Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd cancelled its turn-around plan for the company due to the escalating global COVID19 coronavirus pandemic, according to local reports.


South Korean sales rebound in March

2 April 2020

Domestic sales by South Korea's five largest automakers increased by 9.2% to 151,025 units in March 2020 from 138,288 units in the same month of last year, according to preliminary data released individually by the companies.


Ssangyong to 're-engineer' itself

24 March 2020

Cash strapped SsangYong Motor has said it wanted to re-engineer its business with a strengthened self rescue plan to return to profitability.


Virus causes South Korean automakers' sales to tank in February

3 March 2020

Domestic sales by South Korea's five largest automakers plunged by over 20% to 81,772 units in February 2020 from 102,285 units in the same month of last year, according to preliminary data released individually by the companies.


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.

Ssangyong news

It begins - Ssangyong Motor in court receivership

15 April 2021

South Korean automaker Ssangyong Motor was put in court receivership on Thursday after parent com...


Ssangyong CEO calls it a day

7 April 2021

SsangYong Motor CEO Yea Byung-tae is resigning, a South Korean media report said. "As securing...


South Korean sales fall by 7% in March

6 April 2021

Domestic sales by South Korea's five main automakers combined declined by 6.7% to 140,971 units i...


South Korean sales rebound 24% in February

3 March 2021

Domestic sales by South Korea's five main automakers combined rebounded strongly in February 2021...


Mahindra and Pininfarina future models

3 March 2021

This year will be one of ups and downs for Mahindra & Mahindra. On the plus side, the company...


South Korean sales jump 16% in January

1 February 2021

Domestic sales by South Korea's five main automakers combined increased by over 16% to 116,270 un...



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