Ssangyong is a South Korean automobile manufacturer who is widely recognized by car enthusiasts. One of their most popular vehicles is the Ssangyong Koranda which is currently a compact crossover SUV. This versatile SUV has been around since 1983 and has helped Ssangyong to compete with other automobile brands. Over the years, the Ssangyong Koranda has seen many changes that have been notable but just like with any other vehicle, this too requires routine maintenance. A Ssangyong Koranda service manual can help owners and technicians to perform necessary work such as oil changes or tire rotations.
When the Ssangyong Koranda first was debuted, it was known as a three door SUV, or a subcompact SUV. This first generation was in production until 1996. The original Koranda looked very similar to that of a jeep. There were other options that one could opt for as well including an extended wheelbased Koranda and a pickup version.
As the years passed and technology improved, the Ssangyong Koranda also began to see some improvements. The second generation was in production for 10 years and was released in Asia, Europe and Australia. One could choose from two diesel engines or two gasoline engines, both of which were impressive. This generation titled the Ssangyong Koranda as the Daewoo Koranda before Daewoo was forced to sell its shares in Ssangyong.
In 2004, the Koranda saw an upgrade to the second generation that lasted about two years. 2007 and 2008 introduced big changes worldwide, Russia began to offer the Koranda as the TagAZ Tager in a five-door option and Mercedes Benz shared a 5-cylinder diesel engine with Ssangyong.
2010 saw the third generation of the Ssangyong Koranda as well as some competition with its rivals - the Hyundai ix35 or the Kia Sportage, both Asian auto manufacturers. In 2013, the most notable changes occurred when a facelift was given that included new headlights, new engine options, and rear combination lamps.
Currently, the Ssangyong Koranda is in its fourth generation. As of 2019, the Koranda is offered as a five-door crossover SUV with front-wheel or four-wheel drive. Surprisingly, the vehicle can be found in both automatic and manual transmissions which is seen as advantageous to car enthusiasts.
Over the years, the Ssangyong Koranda has changed tremendously. Originally offered as a three-door vehicle, this crossover SUV now has five doors and quite a bit more room than the original model. Owners of these vehicles can have them serviced by a Ssangyong technician. A Ssangyong Koranda workshop manual will likely help guide technicians or hands-on owners with any necessary repairs that arise.