The 2018 SsangYong Turismo is the kind of car that gives a new meaning to the phrase “a lot of metal for the money”. The artist formerly known as “Rodius”, this seven-seater giant is MPV, load-lugger and 4×4 all rolled into a package that is seriously cheap.
SsangYong Turismo Review 2018
There are two large comfortable chairs in the front, with van-shaped visibility in front of them. There is a pair of seats of the same size in the middle row, and a bench of three in the back. The floor is quite high, while all seats can accommodate adults, these adults will not necessarily want to spend long periods in the rear end. But if it’s four adults traveling, you can always flip the two middle seats, and use them as elongated footrests for the two more in the back. Remove all rear seats and you’ll have more than 3,000 liters of boot space
As for standard equipment, there are three versions to specify your Turismo with – SE, EX, ELX. The entry-level model includes a keyless entry system, a four-zone climate control system, USB and Bluetooth connectivity, 16-inch steel wheels and heated exterior mirrors.
Upgraded to the EX trim and Turismo is adorned with leather upholstery, heated front seats, rear parking sensors, privacy glass and alloy wheels, while the ELX range-topping trim comes with automatic lights and wipers, regulator speed and front windshield heating. praise that Ssangyong draws for its competitive prices, the Korean manufacturer has not yet made a car that is particularly good to drive. Turismo is no exception to that.
Engine of 2018 SsangYong Turismo
All versions are powered by a 178 hp 2.2-liter diesel engine, which is powerful enough to make predictable progress even if it’s a little frustrating. Being of considerable mass, there is enough low-end traction to pull it off the line, but it is difficult to gain speed with a real urgency; and when you do, there is not much dynamic satisfaction to get back, the roll being very visible in the turns.