SsangYong Kyron

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SsangYong Kyron
SsangYong Kyron Facelift.JPG
Facelifted SsangYong Kyron
Overview
Manufacturer SsangYong Motor
Also called Micro Kyron (Sri Lanka)
Production 2005–present
Body and chassis
Class Mid-size SUV
Body style 5-door wagon
Related Roewe W5
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,740 mm (107.9 in)
Length 4,660 mm (183.5 in)
Width 1,880 mm (74.0 in)
Height 1,755 mm (69.1 in)
Chronology
Predecessor Ssangyong Musso

The SsangYong Kyron is a large sport utility vehicle (SUV) built by the SsangYong Motor Company. It has a Mercedes-Benz diesel engine and was designed by MG's Ken Greenly. In 2007, the Kyron received a facelift.[1] The name of the car is an inaccurate portmanteu made combining the pronounced sound of the mathematical symbol chi (/ˈk/) and the word run, which is intended to mean "infinite run."[2]

Engines[edit]

The XDi270 diesel engine is available on the Kyron increasing the performance to 121 kW (162 hp)/340 N·m (250 lb·ft). Both the XDi200 and XDi270 uses the 3rd-generation Common Rail technology.The direct injection system slightly boosts the power and fuel efficiency. The new third generation ECU is operating on 32-bit platform rather than the 16-bit found on the previous 2 generations of common-rail technology. There is also 3.2 MPI engine available reaching up to 162 KW - 220 hp. The transmission on all models is Mercedes Benz T-tronic model W722-6 5 speed.

A hybrid model was also due to be released[3][4] using the same system as the C200 Eco.

Motorsport[edit]

In the 2009 Dakar Rally, Isidre Esteve Pujol and team mate Eric Auge Medina came 1st in a Kyron 2.7DCI.[5]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SsangYong Kyron: gets a facelift - Family Matters - CARSguide". Old.carsguide.news.com.au. 21 September 2007. Retrieved 7 August 2011. 
  2. ^ Kim, Hye-won (10 August 2012). "[Brand story] 한국GM & 르노삼성 & 쌍용" [Brand story. GM Korea, Renault Samsung and SsangYong] (in Korean). Theiauto.com. Archived from the original on 23 March 2014. Retrieved 23 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "SsangYong C200 production version". Zercustoms.com. 17 March 2009. Retrieved 7 August 2011. 
  4. ^ http://ssangyong.unblog.fr/tag/les-raisons-dacheter-un-vehicule-ssangyong/
  5. ^ "Dakar 2009". Dakar.com. Retrieved 7 August 2011. 

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