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Mercedes tech for updated SsangYong Turismo

9 August 2018

Even though its shareholding in SsangYong was sold long ago, Daimler retains links to the Mahindra-owned maker of mainly SUVs. Not only does the just-updated Turismo gain a new Mercedes-Benz transmission but Daimler's W124 platform, albeit much modified, remains the basis of this big MPV.


Will new Musso give SsangYong the sales pick-up it needs? [UPDATE: SYMUK replies to suspension criticism]

6 July 2018

It's been a tough few years for SsangYong, especially in Europe as Russia, formerly one of its best markets, fell apart. Now, things are looking up. The Musso is off to a good start at home, production shifts are being added and the brand is pulling further ahead of GM Korea and Renault Samsung.


ANALYSIS - SsangYong future models and platforms

22 February 2018

SsangYong Motor remains a small firm and yet it was able to outsell Renault Samsung Motors in the home market last year, rising to third position from fourth in 2016. Europe and China remain tricky markets, though, and SsangYong has not mentioned its planned entry to the US for some time.


ANALYSIS - New SsangYong Rexton an equine taste

13 October 2017

Easily the smallest of the three Korean vehicle brands available in Europe, SsangYong doesn't intend to remain a minor player in the region forever. As was the case with Kia a decade ago, every new vehicle is a major improvement over the outgoing model. The latest Rexton, which sees the importer going after the horsebox-towing set, is proof in point.

Latest interviews


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.


EMERGING MARKETS ANALYSIS: Murtaugh’s the man for Chrysler’s China plans

3 March 2008

Mark Bursa meets Phil Murtaugh, the man who built the foundations of GM’s China business, and who’s now looking to repeat the trick for Chrysler.

Latest news


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.


South Korean sales fall over 4% in March

4 April 2018

Domestic sales by South Korea’s five largest automakers combined continued to fall in March, by 4.4% to 139,432 units from 145,903 units a year earlier, according to preliminary data released individually by the vehicle manufacturers. 


just-auto Plus only SsangYong Motor global sales drop 12.5% in March 2018

3 April 2018

SsangYong Motor Company announced that it sold a total of 11,369 units in March 2018 – 9,243 units in domestic sales and 2,126 in exports. Despite the popularity of brand-new Musso (domestic: Rexton Sports), SsangYong's March sales decreased by...


GENEVA SHOW - Ssangyong plans electric offroader

7 March 2018

South Korean brand Ssangyong is upping its game with the launch of a vastly improved and more sophisticated Rexton SUV and will make a technology leap in two years time with the launch of an all electric, fully off road capable model based on the Korando.


2018 GENEVA SHOW - World premieres list

7 March 2018

Vehicles which made their global debuts at the Geneva motor show are named below.


South Korean domestic sales fall 12% in February

5 March 2018

Domestic sales by South Korea’s five largest automakers combined fell by 11.9% to 105,432 units in February from 119,612 units a year earlier, according to preliminary data released individually by the vehicle manufacturers.


just-auto Plus only SsangYong with Mahindra to assemble Rexton in India

12 February 2018

SsangYong Motor Company announced that its flagship SUV, Rexton (domestic: G4 Rexton) will be exported to India in kits. SsangYong has recently signed a product licensing agreement with Mahindra and Mahindra for the local production of Rexton in...


South Korean domestic sales rise 6% in January

2 February 2018

Domestic sales by South Korea’s five largest automakers rose 5.9% to 112,452 units in January from 106,210 units a year earlier, according to preliminary data released individually by the vehicle manufacturers.


just-auto Plus only SsangYong sales drop 12% in November 2017

5 December 2017

SsangYong Motor Company, part of the Mahindra Group, announced that the company sold a total of 12,082 units in November 2017- 8,769 units in domestic sales and 3,313 in exports. SsangYong's November sales were up 12.5% from the previous month thanks to...


South Korean domestic sales fall 3% in November

4 December 2017

Domestic sales by South Korea's five largest automakers combined fell by 3.1% to 140,342 units in November from 144,814 units a year earlier, according to preliminary data released individually by the vehicle manufacturers.


SsangYong to test AV in South Korea

9 November 2017

SsangYong has announced that the company acquired permission for temporary driving of autonomous vehicle and will begin road test starting this November.


South Korean domestic sales fall 11% in October

2 November 2017

Domestic sales by South Korea's five largest automakers combined fell by 11% to 112,729 units in October from 126,660 units a year earlier, according to preliminary data released individually by the vehicle manufacturers.


just-auto Plus only SsangYong Motor Q3 2017 sales down 2.2%

30 October 2017

SsangYong Motor Company announced that the company has sold 36,306 units, posted revenue of KRW900.7bn (US$800.9m), an operating loss of KRW17.4bn, and a net loss of KRW17.7bn for the third quarter of 2017. Despite a 2.2% drop in sales due to declining...


SsangYong developing an electric SUV

12 October 2017

A plug-in version of C300, the next SsangYong Korando, is under development, just-auto.com has learned. The new EV will be sold worldwide and is on schedule for release in 2019.


South Korean domestic sales jump 20% in September

11 October 2017

Domestic sales by South Korea's five mainstream automakers combined jumped by over 20% to 133,551 units in September from weak year earlier volume of 111,159 units, according to preliminary data released individually by the vehicle manufacturers.


SsangYong tries Brazil for a third time

26 September 2017

Brazilian group JLJ has officially taken over import, marketing, distribution and after sales support of SsangYong vehicles for a 10 year period, renewable thereafter in five year chunks.


FRANKFURT - Ssangyong sees redesigned Rexton 'taking brand to new level' in UK

12 September 2017

The redesigned Ssangyong Rexton, making its European debut at the Frankfurt show, will push the South Korean brand to a new level. That's the confident prediction from Paul Williams, head of Ssangyong in the UK, the brand's best performing market in Europe.


South Korean domestic sales rise 8% in July

3 August 2017

Domestic sales by South Korea’s five main automakers rose by 7.8% to 130,611 units in July from 121,144 units in the same month of last year, according to preliminary data released individually by the companies.


South Korean domestic sales fall 13% in June

4 July 2017

Domestic sales by South Korea’s five main automakers declined by 13% to 139,842 units in June from 161,062 units in the same month of last year, according to preliminary data released individually by the vehicle manufacturers.


just-auto Plus only SsangYong sells 12,697 units globally in June 2017

3 July 2017

SsangYong Motor Company part of the Mahindra Group, announced that the company sold a total of 12,697 units in June 2017 – 10,535 units in domestic sales and 2,162 in exports. In June, SsangYong recorded highest ever monthly domestic sales this year...


just-auto Plus only SsangYong May 2017 sales surge 11.5%

2 June 2017

SsangYong Motor Company(CEO Choi Johng-sik; www.smotor.com), part of the Mahindra Group, announced that the company sold a total of 12,349 units in May 2017 – 10,238 units in domestic sales and 2,111in exports. SsangYong's May sales soared by...


South Korean domestic sales fall 5% in April

3 May 2017

Domestic sales by South Korea's five main automakers fell by 5% to 132,675 units in April 2017, from 139,617 units in the same month of last year, according to preliminary data released individually by the country's vehicle manufacturers.


SsangYong launches XLV diesel engine model

27 April 2017

SsangYong Motor Company has launched the XLV diesel engine model at the 2017 Shanghai Motor Show to meet fast growing demand for subcompact SUVs in the Chinese market.


Supply chains in Korea and India boost Mahindra - MD

13 April 2017

Supply chains  in India for Mahindra and South Korea with SsangYong are benefiting the combined operations of both Mahindra Group brands according to Mahindra MD and head of automotive operations Dr Pawan Goenka.

Ssangyong news

Hands-On Tech - SsangYong Rexton

13 August 2018

This month in our Hands-On-Tech (HOT® ) reporting series, we put Korean manufacturer SsangYon...


Mercedes tech for updated SsangYong Turismo

9 August 2018

Even though its shareholding in SsangYong was sold long ago, Daimler retains links to the Mahindr...


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,...


Will new Musso give SsangYong the sales pick-up it needs? [UPDATE: SYMUK replies to suspension criticism]

6 July 2018

It's been a tough few years for SsangYong, especially in Europe as Russia, formerly one of its be...


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...


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...



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