Ssangyong Thinks There Are Americans Who Would Buy Its Ugly Cars

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. » 2/13/14 2:26pm 2/13/14 2:26pm

The Ssangyong Chairman W Summit Is For Important Korean Oligarchs

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… » 4/21/13 10:00am 4/21/13 10:00am

Rutledge Wood And Kyle Petty Are Now Spy Photographers

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. » 3/23/12 4:30pm 3/23/12 4:30pm

Ssangyong SUT 1 Concept is another truck too snooty for America

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. » 3/01/11 4:30pm 3/01/11 4:30pm

SsangYong Offering Five-Year, 250,000-Mile Warranty

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. » 4/20/09 12:30pm 4/20/09 12:30pm

DOTS-O-Rama Sunday, Rocky Mountain Edition: Panther Kallista!

This is Down On The Street Bonus Edition, where we check out interesting street-parked cars located in places other than the Island That Rust Forgot. Ever seen a Panther Kallista? tek_nic has! » 4/19/09 2:00pm 4/19/09 2:00pm

Korea's Ssangyong Runs Out Of Cash, Chinese Won’t Bail Them Out

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. » 12/23/08 10:40am 12/23/08 10:40am

Ssangyong C200 Concept Headed For Paris, Not That It Matters

Here's your meaningless car of the day, the Ssangyong C200, a crossover SUV to be revealed at the Paris Motor Show next month. Although we're thinking it's not really much in the way of a new concept as it's just another take on the swoopy-looking SUV. And if that wasn't enough to lose your attention, it's a… » 9/12/08 9:40am 9/12/08 9:40am

Ssangyong Chairman W Interior Photos Emerge, Surprise

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.… » 2/19/08 4:00pm 2/19/08 4:00pm

Ssangyong Updates Model Range, Now With 10% Less Ugly

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.… » 2/14/08 2:00pm 2/14/08 2:00pm

Ssangyong Chairman Revived, Revealed And Soon To Be Reviled... By…

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 » 2/12/08 10:15am 2/12/08 10:15am

Frankfurt Auto Show: The New Chairman; Ssangyong WZ

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… » 9/17/07 4:09pm 9/17/07 4:09pm

You Say Jeep, I Say Ssangyong Korando!

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! » 6/20/07 1:30pm 6/20/07 1:30pm

Spy Photos: Ssangyong Rexton In Detroit?


The long-time tipsters at How Bourgeois were not only clutch in getting us the scoop during that whole Woodward Dream Cruise thing, they also have been key for getting us some rather exclsuive spy photos — like this bit of SUV action from China that may or may not be a GM test car. We'll let Jon from HB explain: » 8/25/06 8:55am 8/25/06 8:55am

Britons Vote Ssangyong Rodius UK's Ugliest Car

With the amount of talented artistic types in the world, it's somewhat jaw-dropping that ugly cars exist, but exist they do, and when the populace of the United Kingdom was asked to vote, they chose the recently-introduced Ssangyong Rodius as the ugliest car in the nation. We referred to the Rodius as an "R-Class… » 10/12/05 4:04pm 10/12/05 4:04pm

Frankfurt Premiere: Ssasyong Kyron

Hand it to Ssangyong, that Korean-Chinese carmaker intent on crashing the world's SUV party: At least the company refuses to stick to traditional design tropes in their minitrucks. In Frankfurt, the company introduced its new Kyron car-based SUV, which looks like any old SUV from afar, but from a-near, it's one part… » 9/16/05 6:43pm 9/16/05 6:43pm

SsangYong's Kyron SUV Due to Premiere in Frankfurt

SsangYong Motor, the Korea-based carmaker part owned by China's Shanghai Auto, launched another of its off-the-beam SUVs, the Kyron, in Korea earlier this year. Next week, they'll be unveiling the Kyron, and hopefully the cute girls that make it look less like a 1961-era convection oven, to Europe at the Frankfurt… » 9/06/05 9:00am 9/06/05 9:00am