SsangYong Kyron

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SsangYong Kyron
SsangYong Kyron Facelift.JPG
Facelifted SsangYong Kyron
ManufacturerSsangYong Motor
Also calledMicro Kyron (Sri Lanka)
AssemblyPyeongtaek, South Korea
Naberezhnye Chelny, Russia (2006–2009)
Vladivostok, Russia (2009–2014)[1]
Body and chassis
ClassCompact SUV
Body style5-door SUV
RelatedRoewe W5
Wheelbase2,740 mm (107.9 in)
Length4,660 mm (183.5 in)
Width1,880 mm (74.0 in)
Height1,755 mm (69.1 in)
PredecessorSsangyong Musso SUV
SuccessorSsangyong Rexton W

The SsangYong Kyron is a compact SUV built by the SsangYong Motor Company. It had a Mercedes-Benz diesel engine and was designed by MG's Ken Greenly. It received a facelift in 2007.[2] The name of the car is an inaccurate portmanteau made combining the pronounced sound of the mathematical symbol chi (/ˈk/) and the word run, which is intended to mean "infinite run."[3]


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 5G-Tronic model W722-6 5 speed.

A hybrid model was also due to be released[4][5] using the same system as the C200 Eco.


In the 2009 Dakar Rally, Isidre Esteve Pujol and team mate Eric Auge Medina came 1st in a Kyron 2.7DCI.[6]



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  2. ^ "SsangYong Kyron: gets a facelift - Family Matters - CARSguide". 21 September 2007. Archived from the original on September 12, 2009. Retrieved 7 August 2011.
  3. ^ Kim, Hye-won (10 August 2012). "[Brand story] 한국GM & 르노삼성 & 쌍용" [Brand story. GM Korea, Renault Samsung and SsangYong] (in Korean). Archived from the original on 23 March 2014. Retrieved 23 March 2014.
  4. ^ "SsangYong C200 production version". ZerCustoms. 17 March 2009. Retrieved 7 August 2011.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-10-11. Retrieved 2009-09-16.
  6. ^ "Dakar 2009". Retrieved 7 August 2011.

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