SsangYong Motor Company is a South Korean automobile manufacturer. It is the fourth largest automobile manufacturer in South Korea.
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SsangYong began when two separate companies; Ha Dong-hwan Motor Workshop (established in 1954) and Dongbang Motor Co (established in 1962) merged together in 1963. It began by building purpose built vehicles such as jeeps for the US Military.
In 1977 they were taken over by Ssangyong Business group, who eventually re named the motor company to Ssangyong in 1986. One year later in 1987, they also took over a UK based specialty car maker called Panther Westwinds.
Recently SsangYong have faced many difficulties resulting in the company being put into receivership in 2009. However, after even more problems, SsangYong seem to be making a slow recovery after a deal made with long time dealership partner; Daewoo Motor Sales.
In February 2011, SsangYong was taken over by Mahindra & Mahindra Limited for 522.5 Billion won.
Some models that have been produced by the SsangYong Motor Company include the Kyron, Rodius, and the Rexton.
The SsangYong Kyron is a medium 4X4. The four-door estate weighs in at almost two tons and is large for its class. The Kyron comes with a diesel engine and is one of the few cars in its class that could actually be taken off-roading. Production of the Kyron began in 2005.
The SsangYong Rodius is a large MPV. The car is available as either a seven-seater or as a nine-seater. The car also comes with either a Mercedes-Benz licensed 3.2-litre 6-cylinder engine or a 2.7 –litre 5-cylinder diesel option. The four-door wagon was first produced in 2004.
The SsangYong Rexton is a large 4X4. The Rexton offers a quiet and smooth on-road experience and a very capable off-road experience as well. The car handles well and is available world-wide. The car comes with four-wheel drive and three engine choices including a diesel option. The Rexton was first produced in 2001.