The cross over mid-sized basic design is happening with November. It comes in full line up, and petrol included in the bonnet.
The SUV Korando is getting the petrol option in the crucial stages, with diesel only launch in Australia. The pricing of the crossover is slightly lesser than the Kia Sportage. The launch only edition comes with than 1.6 l four-cylinder turbo diesel engine. It powers a hp of 100kW and 324 Nm. It has an automatic six-speed transmission.
Korea has got an offer of a 1.5 l four-cylinder turbo petrol engine. This variant powers 120 kW and 280 Nm. It is available between 1500 and 4000rpm. It is the better of the two Korando.
The Korando is 4450 mm long, 1870 mm wide, and 30 mm shorter and 15mm narrower than the Kia Sportage. The wheelbase is identical for both the models. The local line up begins with the ELX LE. It has got a leather steering wheel, a cruise control, and a color instrument binnacle with a 0.8-inch touch screen and a six-speaker audio system. This all are the standard versions of everything available in the market. You won’t feel cheated but better than any else. It is a good product seeing the competition with its competitors around the globe.
The handling is fascinating. It has got the autonomous braking system in case of an emergency, lane-keeping assist, blind-spot monitoring. There are more features added to the system like the adaptive cruise and the auto high beam. There are also some specialized techs available here like the rain-sensing wipers, rear cross-traffic alert, keyless entry, and start. This adds to the specifications for the greater good.
The 19-inch alloy wheel, spare available, and a heated leather steering wheel provides a reasonable control over the device. The device also gives a tire pressure maintenance, led headlamps, powered tail light, and the car has got a five-star ANCAP rating. The comfort is added up by the front seats being equipped, cooled, and heated.
So, this is overall a budget thing with comfort, and new experience added. I look forward to a beautiful personal hand on the steering.