SsangYong Turismo (2013–)

Model History

March 2013

New Turismo revealed

Rebodied, re-engineered Rodius shown at Geneva Motor Show. Still cheap and just as roomy. Now called the Turismo. 5,000mm long with 3,000mm wheelbase, making it one of the biggest MPVs. SsangYong sunk $165 million into developing this new Rodius and claims that it "combines the multi role flexibility and the ride comfort and appointments of a luxury saloon within an all new shape."

The 3,000mm wheelbase means that it'll seat seven (and carry their luggage) in three rows of seats; the third row of seats can be completely removed. The second row of seats can be folded individually and used as tables, and there are airline style seat back folding tables.

Power comes from a 2.0 litre turbo charged e-XDi200 diesel engine with 155PS at 4,000rpm and maximum torque of 360Nm at 1,500-2,800rpm, and is designed to provide low end torque. There’s a choice of 6-speed manual transmission and 5-speed T-Tronic Mercedes-Benz automatic transmission.

Ssangyong says that the new Rodius will get a heated windscreen to prevent the wipers from freezing, rear parking sensors, leather upholstery, electrically adjustable and heated front seats, MP3 CD, USB & auxiliary port and Bluetooth connectivity.

September 2013

UK prices announced

From £17,995 up to the top EX model with automatic gearbox and selectable four-wheel drive which is £23,995. The Turismo can carry seven adults along with 875 litres worth of luggage while with rear seats folded huge 3146 litres. The Rodius may not have been a looker but it was used by a fair few private hire firms and the better looking Turismo will no doubt have just as much appeal to those wanting a good value and big MPV.

Standard equipment includes air conditioning, electric heated door mirrors, leather steering wheel and gear lever, Bluetooth plus a USB and aux-in port. The ES model adds leather upholstery, an electrically adjustable driver’s seat, heated front seats and rear parking sensors while the top EX has a heated lower windscreen to prevent the wipers from freezing, solar controlled glass and rain sensitive wipers.

Only one engine - a 2.0-litre diesel which is used across SsangYong's range. It's not the quietest of engines but pulls strongly and works well with the automatic gearbox, just don't expect too much in the way of outright refinement. Maximum power is 155PS and there's 360Nm of torque available from just 1500rpm, so you'll rarely have to work it hard. The standard gearbox is a six-speed manual or there's a five-speed Mercedes-Benz T-Tronic automatic.

Intriguingly the top EX model comes with selectable 4x4 with a low ratio, which could come in very handy in the winter. It's also useful if you tow a caravan or trailer regularly. All Turismo models come with a rear multi-link suspension set-up designed for ride quality and good stability.

Like all SsangYong models, the new Turismo comes with a five year unlimited mileage warranty. All the major mechanical components are covered including wheel bearings , suspension joints and bushes, steering joints, shock absorbers and even the audio system. Wearable components such as clutch discs and brake friction materials which could have their life reduced by poor driving are covered for one year or 12,000 miles, and the battery and paintwork for three years.

Turismo prices

Turismo 2.0 S 2.0 ES 2.0 EX
Transmission Manual Manual Auto Auto
Seats 7 7 7 7
Net retail price 14,554 16,221 17,350 19,433
VAT @ 20% 2,911 3,244 3,470 3,887
Retail price 17,465 19,465 20,820 23,320
First registration fee 55 55 55 55
Road fund licence 475 475 620 620
On the road price £17,995 £19,995 £21,495 £23,995

November 2015

Turismo updated for 2016

The Turismo got an upgraded 2.2 litre Euro 6 diesel engine and is also now offered with the choice of a 6-speed manual transmission or new Mercedes-Benz 7-speed automatic.

The newly developed e-XDi220 diesel engine has power increased to 178PS and torque to 400Nm - up by 15% and 11% respectively over the previous Euro 5 diesel 2.0 litre engine. Maximum torque is delivered from a low of 1400rpm and maintained through a wide range up to 2800rpm.

CO2 emissions are reduced to 189g/km, down from 199g/km on the previous 4x2 manual transmission model, while official fuel economy is also improved and now up to 39.2 mpg compared with 37.2mpg over the model it replaces.

While rear wheel drive features on the SE and EX, the top of the range ELX includes selectable 4x4 with low ratio as standard. This makes the Turismo ELX a car you can rely on, no matter what the winter throws at you, and is especially safe and practical whether towing a caravan, horsebox or boat trailer, or when driving on snow and ice. As with other Turismo models the ELX has an impressive 2 tonne towing capability.

The new Turismo utilises double wishbone front suspension and rear independent multi-link suspension for executive saloon style ride quality. This set-up offers a quiet and comfortable driving environment with firm body control, a flat ride and optimum stability regardless of the road conditions.

Model range £
2.2 SE £18,995
2.2 EX £20,995
2.2 EX automatic £22,495
2.2 ELX 4x4 automatic £24,995

November 2016

Black and White Edtions launched

As well as having a distinctive metallic Space Black or Grand White exterior, each includes a smart new dark grey interior complete with new style seating. Other special features include a heated steering wheel, Kenwood DAB radio and sat nav.

Based on the top-of-the-range Turismo ELX with selectable four-wheel drive, these new special editions come with a premium specification that includes a 7-speed Mercedes-Benz automatic transmission, cruise control, parking sensors, rear seating privacy glass, 17-inch diamond cut alloy wheels, roof rails, heated front seats, rain sensing wipers and automatic headlights. These limited edition models are available from just £26,250.

July 2018

SsangYong Turismo facelifted

The capacious seven-seater has received a substantial front-end facelift to bring it into line with other models in the SsangYong range, complete with LED daytime running lights.

The top-of-the-range Turismo ELX comes with selectable four-wheel drive, a 7-speed Mercedes-Benz automatic transmission, cruise control, parking sensors, rear seating privacy glass, 16-inch alloy wheels, roof rails, heated front seats, rain sensing wipers and automatic headlights. It also now includes a smart infotainment system with Bluetooth, RDS, DAB radio, Apple Carplay and Android Auto plus a rear view camera.

The new Turismo utilises double wishbone front suspension and rear independent multi-link suspension for executive saloon style ride quality. This set-up offers a quiet and comfortable driving environment with firm body control, a flat ride and optimum stability regardless of the road conditions.

The new Turismo is on sale with prices ranging from £20,495 for the two-wheel drive EX, to £26,995 for the ELX with four-wheel drive.

October 2018

Seven-year, 150,000-mile warranty announced

SsangYong introduces upgraded warranty for all its models. Covers all major mechanical components including wheel bearings, suspension joints and bushes, steering joints and shock absorbers. Wearable components such as clutch discs and brake pads are covered for one year of 12,500 miles. Battery and paintwork covered for three years.

What does a SsangYong Turismo (2013) cost?

List Price from £21,495
Buy new from £20,495