SsangYong Actyon Sports
Along with the launch of the new Korando, SsangYong also launched the Actyon Sports. It’s specced quite well, with the expected stuff such as speed control, MP3 compatibility and Bluetooth. Only the range-topping De Luxe model has electronic stability control, though.
The two standard models have 16 inch wheels, compared to the De Luxe’s 18-inch wheels. Most people wouldn’t know why anyone would want to fit 18-inch wheels to a bakkie, but somewhere a tow-truck driver is probably lying awake, fantasizing about it.
The only model we were able to drive during the launch, was the 2-litre turbodiesel that develops 114 kW power and 360 Nm of torque. Together with the six-speed manual gearbox this provides ample go for most applications. They also claim a fuel consumption figure of 8 litres/100km – which is excellent if it is actually the case.
The range consists of three models – a 4×4 with a 2.3 litre petrol (110 kW and 214 Nm), and two turbodiesels with 4×2 and 4×4 drive, respectively.
Although the ground clearance is only 188mm its towing capacity (braked trailer) is 2300kg for the diesel models and 1800kg for the petrol model. Unbraked capity is 750 kg for both. The prices are as follows: petrol 4×4 manual Std R269 995; diesel 4×2 manual Std R279 995; and diesel 4×4 manual De Luxe R319 995.