Even if it is better known for its crossovers with doubtfull design, Ssangyong wants to show UK customers that it can also offer a familly car, with huge interior space. The South Koreean manufacturer unveiled the new Ssangyong Turismo, a car to transport seven adults and their luggage.

Being 5 metres long and with a 3 metre wheelbase, the car is larger than a standard sized MPV. There are three rows of seats as well as a large load space which can be further increased by removing the third row completely. This gives a load carrying capability of between 875 litres with seven adults seated, through to two adults and 3,146 litres of load space.

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The car uses a 2.2 litre Euro 6 diesel engine.  The Turismo also now offers the choice of a 6-speed manual transmission or new Mercedes-Benz 7-speed automatic. Maximum power is increased to 178 hp and torque to 400 Nm – up by 15% and 11% respectively over the previous Euro 5 diesel 2.0 litre engine.  Maximum torque is delivered from a low of 1,400 rpm and maintained through a wide range up to 2,800 rpm for smooth, progressive driving from the start.

CO2 emissions have been reduced to 189 g/km, down from 199 g/km on the previous 4×2 manual transmission model, while fuel economy is also improved and now up to 39.2 mpg (Combined cycle) compared with 37.2 mpg over the model it replaces.

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The new 2016 Ssangyong Turismo 2.2 has a starting price of 18.995 GBP and can go up to 24.995 GBP.