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Frankfurt first look: SsangYong Kyron

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SsangYong is promising to change the face of the SUV market for ever with the Kyron.

It uses a new 2.0-litre, four-cylinder diesel, with a near class leading output of 141bhp and 229lb ft of torque.

SsangYong started developing the new Kyron SUV with the project name of D100 in February, 2002. The product development process involved more than 240 pilot cars, 50 crash tests and 300 component crush tests in order to deliver the “highest level of safety and quality”.

The Kyron promises optimized driver-oriented layout for driving comfort and car-like ride with the help of double wishbones at the front and five-link suspension at rear wheels.

SsangYong plan to sell 35,000 units in Europe next year.

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