Kaiser is one of those marques that, if it was a cartoon suitcase, would be absolutely covered in stickers. It’s been around, even if no cars have been called Kaisers since 1953. And now it looks like it’s coming back, as the nameplate on SsangYong’s all-new special edition of their luxury car, the Chairman W.
There’s a strangely compelling Craigslist ad that’s up right now, selling a 2008 SsangYong pickup truck with only 3 miles on the odometer. How did this thing get into the US? What’s going on here? Why is it only $5495? Here’s a hint: it has no drivetrain.
The SsangYong XAV (for eXciting Authentic Vehicle. Sure, why not) concept just came out at the Seoul Motor Show. The company's CEO introduced it with some comment about #youths and #lifestyle that didn't translate well, but this soft-roader actually looks a little bit awesome.
We'd only been in rough stuff for a mile or so when the crashes started. "Can't carry on mate," my friend coughed as I unearthed him from a sand pit. "Welp hop in the truck, big guy," I offered with a smile and a backslap "And hangonta that roll bar like your life depends on it 'cause it's about to!"
This is a Ssangyong Turismo. Because it looks like a moving van, it's presumably good for moving people and things around. This is what a Korean automaker with a lot of consanants sells in other countries. And that company wants to sell cars in the U.S. now.
While they're not as popular as they are in the rest of the world, people in Asia just love them a long wheelbase car. In China, especially, an integral part of "status" is a chauffeur to drive you everywhere you go, while you hang out in the back, trading rare earth metals or coal or other things that are so hot…
This is the new Ssangyong Rodius. Glad to see they decided not to make it attractive. Phew.
One of the perks of this job is getting to meet cool people like Jalopnik überfriend Rutledge Wood and his pal Kyle Petty. This dynamic duo of NASCAR insight called me today to explain they'd chased a manufacturer's prototype vehicle through a Carl's Jr. and they wanted to know what the vehicle was.
Oh sure, who doesn't want a medium-sized, four-door pickup with a stout yet thrifty diesel engine that doesn't look like the fever dream of a barnyard welder? Thanks to Ssangyong, European and Asian buyers will get one similar to the SUT 1 Concept.
SsangYong vehicles are ugly. How ugly? So ugly the South Korean automaker is now offering a 250,000-mile warranty to buyers in England desperate enough to buy one of their spectacularly fugly MPVs or SUVs.
Korean automaker Ssangyong is straight broke; it’s not even able to pay its 8,000 employees for the month of December. Parent company Shanghai Automotive’s response? Get bent.
Ssangyong is making a serious attempt to capture the Asian luxury market with its Ssangyong Chairman W, a V8-powered, RWD sedan with all the trimmings. We just came across a batch of new exterior and interior shots and, while the exterior doesn't surprise, the interior features seem quite advanced for the market.…
Some slightly more fair people might describe the Ssangyong range as 'worthy.' We just think they're hideous. Afflicting UK roads since the '90s, the South Korean company now have a new English importer that's attempting to shore up slow sales with a range of practical new features and slightly less offensive looks.…
The crew over at Ssangyong, everyone's favorite Chinese-owned Korean automaker, has revived their luxury Chairman nameplate for the new Chairman W. As you'll remember, the original chairman was based on the W124 E-Class Mercedes platform but styled to look like an S-Class. Based off of the WZ concept shown at Frankfurt
The Chairman is dead, long live the Chairman. Scratch that, it's the WZ concept, the latest from Ssangyong, Korean by way of the Chinese-mainland. The Mercedes-powered sedan is the replacement for the company's Chairman executive saloon, and it shares a general shape with several Infiniti models and at least one…
You like macho announcers and cheezoid Casio-derived action-movie music in your car ads? Korea's the place! This ad for the Ssangyong Korando, a license-built CJ-7 clone built in the 80s and early 90s, shows what a reliable horse-outrunning, trailer-towing machine looks like. Korando!