With over 60 years of experience in the 4x4 vehicle market, SsangYong vehicles have been renowned for their excellent towing ability. The brand new SsangYong range offers towing capacities from 1.5 tonnes all the way up to 3.5 tonnes for all of your towing needs.
The brand new Korando has a new monocoque body construction allowing for strength and rigidity without excessive weight. The 4x4 Rexton, Musso and Turismo still retain a separate chassis system which provides a strong platform for towing heavier loads.
As a small proportion of the towed load rests directly on the towbar, its design, build and fitting are hugely important. The Korando's towbar is able to withstand up to 80kg of weight. Meanwhile the Rexton's is able to carry up to 128kg making it suitable for almost any caravan.
The approved towing limits of the SsangYong models range from 1500kg for the Tivoli up to 3500kg for the Rexton and Musso. These are the maximum weights our vehicles can tow a braked trailer safely.
The Caravan Club advises that the weight of your caravan should not exceed 85% of the kerb weight of the towing vehicle - this is because most cars rely on their weight to help stabilize the towed mass. The SsangYong range is well suited to caravan towing with kerb weights often in excess of the competition and a spread of vehicles to tackle the largest vans.
Pulling power or torque is more important in towing than maximum power or 0-60mph figures. The amount of pull at low engine speeds is a better indication of how well the car will accelerate or pull a load.
The SsangYong 2.2L diesel engine produces a big, constant 400Nm of pulling power from 2000-3000rpm. That's more than many other cars with much larger engines. So it's quick when it's not towing and unflustered when it is.
From our towing centre on Grovebury Road in Leighton Buzzard, we are easily accessible from all areas of Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire.
We have represented the SsangYong brand for many years and we have built a strong reputation amongst the local areas.
If you require any more information on SsangYong and towing do not hesitate to contact a member of our specialist SsangYong team today.