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The first of Southeast Asian countries, annual 1,700 scale:
On June 24, 1991, we signed a contract to supply 1,700 units (1,200 units of Korando Family and 500 units of Korando) monthly with 100 ~ 200 units of Vietnam, and shipped 60 units of 'Korando Family' as the first contract. The export was made through the Complete Knock Down (CKD) method, which supplied the parts of 'Korando' and 'Korando Family' to Mekong, a Vietnamese subsidiary, and assembled, produced and sold locally. Vietnam's CKD exports of 4WD vehicles worth $17 million per year are the first among Southeast Asian countries.

1991 SsangYong Korando RV 6
Equipped with Peugeot 'XD3P' diesel engine:
On July 16, 1991, the company developed and launched the 'Korando RV', equipped with the 'XD3P' diesel engine of French Peugeot, which boasts a powerful power of 2,498cc 79 horsepower. The 'Korando RV' is not only equipped with the lightweight engine of Peugeot's state-of-the-art design, but also minimizes friction in the engine, resulting in low oil consumption and excellent fuel economy. It also has excellent startability and shorten the engine warm-up time. It also has power steering as an option, and is excellent in steering and driving stability even in narrow spaces or at high speeds. In addition, an automatic tension control timing chain is installed to prevent engine knocking, and a coolant overheat warning light can be attached to the driver, which allows the driver to directly check the engine overheating status.

1991 SsangYong Korando RV 4

Domestic Division Precision Equipment Automotive:
On November 12, 1991, 'Korando' trademark was selected as 1991 excellent trademark in the field of precision appliance automobile in domestic market, and it received an award ceremony (moving the winner-driven business Lee Kun-Woong) at the 14th floor of the Patent Office. The event was organized by the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) and was organized by the Korea Invention Patent Association (KIPO). The brand 'Korando' was exhibited in the lobby on the first floor of KOEX in Korea from November 11 to 16 for six days.

SsangYong Motors > Korando > 1991

Mekong Auto in Vietnam

Peugeot XD3P Diesel Engine

Korean Intellectual Property Office

1990 SsangYong Korando 4 at Cypriot Rally
First domestic rally winner in domestic auto industry

On February 18, 1990, Korando participated in the 10th Cypriot rally, winning the first international rally in the domestic auto industry. The annual Cypriot rally, which has been held every year since 1980, is a competition in which four-wheel drive makers and car enthusiasts compete for individual speed, endurance, durability and jumping ability on unpaved roads. The 10th competition includes world famous 4WD vehicles such as 'Land Rover' in the UK, 'Pajero' in Japan, 'Bitara', 'Land Cruiser', 'Patrol' , 'Land Rover' and 'Pajero' were ranked in the first, second and third places, respectively. "Korando" won the world championship for the sixth consecutive year for the first time in the world such as 1991 and 1992.
1990 SsangYong Korando 4 Deluxe, 5 Deluxe, 6 Deluxe and 9 Deluxe
Improved specification and quality

From March 15, 1990, the company developed and marketed 1990 'Korando Deluxe', which has been upgraded to a higher standard. The newly developed 4, 5, 6, and 9-seater "Korando Deluxe" adopts the existing optional specification as the standard specification, satisfying the customers' demand in the more advanced trend, and upgrading the quality
Tribute to President Vasiliou

From May 25, 1990 to June 3, 1990, 'KORANDO' participated in the International Fair in Nicosia. More than half of all citizens of Cyprus participated in this international fair, including 23 countries including the EC, USA and Japan. President Vasiliou of the Republic of Cyprus visited the exhibition "Korando" The popularity of the "Korando", which won the world's best 4WD vehicles in the last rally in February, won the most attention.
1990 SsangYong Korando Deluxe 5
Style: Side protector moldings, waist line molding, body stripes, and other accessories have been added to the standard model to distinguish it from the standard model.
Interior: Centralized door locks, tachometer and various seat functions were added to the specification, and power steering and preheater were adopted as options to pursue the convenience of the driver and passengers.
Engine: Powered by a powerful diesel engine 'DC23', the engine's output, acceleration, fuel economy and acceleration have been improved, and a premium carpet has been laid to prevent engine noise.
Specifications: 1990 SsangYong Korando Deluxe
Exterior Specification of 1990 SsangYong Korando Deluxe series

SsangYong Motor > Korando > 1990

President of George Vasiliou

Nicosia, Republic of Cyprus

SsangYong Korando 4

Director Lee Jang-ho's "Miss Rhinoceros Mr. Korando"

I received a big response from the director of Lee Jang Ho, who was screened at Seoul theater from July 22, 1989, to sponsor 'Miss Rhinoceros Mr. Korando' with 'Korando'. In this film, which deals with the story of a young man and a woman fighting against human trafficking organization, the 'Korando' was specially designed as a cannon, xylophone, and a large speaker.

SsangYong Motor > Korando > 1989

See if anyone has the "Miss Rhino and Mr Korando" title here :wink:

미스 코뿔소 미스터 코란도:
January 1988 Advertisement
(Both Dong-A Motor and SsangYong Group)
Export to Norway.
(My translation): In March 1988, SsangYong Motor started the export program to Norway. The company plans to export to Germany and then later on to France and Italy for the European market.
April 1988 Advertisement
(l. to r.) SsangYong Korando 4, SsangYong Korando 5, and SsangYong Korando Family 9
1988 SsangYong Korando 4
Torch relay and business support vehicle
In response to the request of the Seoul Olympic Organizing Committee (SLOOC) Torchonbong Song Business Division, we provided four "Korando" open cars to the torch relay vehicles from August 27 to September 17, 1988. It ran with the fire of peace of mankind in the cargo transportation section of the 4,167km long bunkong road between Jeju Island and Seoul. In the meantime, in order to successfully carry the torch car, service car was permanently installed in the whole area, and four "korando" open cars that were completed torch relay were provided as support vehicles for the organizers.
SsangYong Korando 4
Various events and game support
In order to celebrate the Olympic Games in Seoul, the 'Korando' was crowned as the leader in the 'flower car industry' which spread from Jongno to Yeouido on September 15th. In the request of the French coordination team, He was responsible for the transportation.
September 1988 Advertisement
(l. to r.) SsangYong Korando 4, SsangYong Korando 5, and SsangYong Korando Family 9
Kallista, Solo I, Solo II together
On September 7, 1988, we showed Korando 6, Korando 4, Panther's 'Kallista', 'Solo I' and 'Solo II' simultaneously at the KOEX 2nd floor group exhibition hall. It was screened and got a great response to the visitors.
November 1988 Advertisement
(l. to r.) SsangYong Korando 4, SsangYong Korando 5, and SsangYong Korando Famly 9

SsangYong Motor > Korando > 1988
1987 Dong-A New Korando-4 (KH-7D2)
- 73 Horsepower, C223 diesel engine
- 4 Passenger
1987 Dong-A New Korando-5 (KH-7HD2)
- 73 Horsepower, C223 diesel engine
- 5 Passenger
1987 Dong-A New Korando-6 (KH-7PD2)
- 73 Horsepower, C223 diesel engine
- 6 Passenger
1987 Dong-A New Korando-9 (KH-9WD2)
- 73 Horsepower, C223 diesel engine
- 9 Passenger
1987 Dong-A New Korando-Van (KH-7VD2)
- 73 Horsepower, C223 diesel engine
- 3 Passenger, 300 kg load
Janurary 1987 advertisement
Keohwa/Dong-A Korando 4
1987 Dong-A Korando 6
Child Protection Society Chairperson Popeye Lee Sang-yong
On Feb. 15, 1987, he donated 'Korando 6' free of charge in hopes that he will do more meaningful work for the famous MC Popeye Lee Sang-yong, who is the chairman of the Children's Protection Society and works for various promotions. The donated 'Korando 6' was painted with Ssangyong's image on the left and Popeye's painting on the right. At the donation ceremony, Lee said, "Ssangyong" was delighted with the joke that it was the same as his name.

'Popeye' Lee Sang-yong

Isuzu C223 series diesel engine:

SsangYong Motor > Korando > 1987
Smooth curves and modern style:
By adopting a heavy and exciting rhinoceros as the "Korando" character and applying it on the hood, I created a more robust and sophisticated image.
1986 Dong-A Korando 4
Drive viewers' attention through weekly dramas:
From March 19, 1986 KBS's weekly drama 'Natalia' appeared 'Korando'. Although it was adapted to the situation in the drama, it attracted viewers with its unique design. 'Natalia' was popularly shown as a work that depicted the ordinary life and love of North Koreans who were out of the anti-communist drama.
1986 Dong-A Korando 4
1986 Keohwa/Dong-A Korando 6
Dream of car industry:
On May 30, 1986, Korea exported "Korando" to the Japanese market. In order to provide fast after-sales service with the sales network, a company established by a contractor with a total sales contract was in charge of sales, and a service network was installed with a maintenance factory in Japan, did.
1986 Dong-A Korando 6
Smooth curves and modern style:
In June 1986, the company has developed and released 'Korando 5', 'Korando 6', and 'Korando Van' in a gentle curve and modern style, reflecting the needs of customers. All kinds of interior fittings have been upgraded with style change, and 'Laminate' safety glass is used for all kinds of vehicles to assure the safety of passengers even in the event of a collision, to increase the width of front and rear glass and side glass to improve visibility, I increased my sense of driving.
(Author's note: The front part of the roof between front windscreen and midsection of the roof has been raised from the previous model year)
1986 Dong-A Korando 6
Dong-A HA-60 Cosmic Aero
June 1986 Advertisement
1986 Dong-A Korando 6
July 1986 Advertisement
1986 Dong-A Korando 9
September 1986 Advertisement

KBS2 (I couldn't find in reference with TV drama series 'Natalia'):

Source for Dong-A HA-60 Cosmic Aero: 2%84%EC%8A%A4

Source: SsangYong Motor > Korando > 1986
1985 Dong-A Korando 4
It is the only 4-passenger open-air car in Korea (combination of unguarded and open-air), powerful force, individuality and sporty style. It is a youthful passenger car that enhances the personality and activity of free professionals for leisure.
1985 Dong-A Korando 5
A passenger car suitable for an active businessman with a balance of position, elegance and practicality. It is the best passenger car of 5 passengers with comfortable ride, perfect soundproofing and anti-vibration device and is best for communication and guidance of government offices and companies.
1985 Dong-A Korando 6
It is the only 6 passenger car in Korea. It is the first 3-door tailgate type in Korea and it is convenient to get on and off. It can be used for various purposes such as company business or local business taxi.
(Author's note: Please note that this version has raised roof style)
1985 Dong-A Korando Van
It is a multipurpose freight car with high maneuverability by mounting a trailer for three passengers and cargo and equipment.
1985 Dong-A Korando Family 9
It is the first 9-passenger multipurpose vans in Korea and it is the best for the office site office. It can also be used as a bedroom for a family when the seat is opened for leisure use.
1985 Dong-A Korando Ambulance
It is suitable for emergency use such as hospital and civil defense training because it shows quick maneuverability on road of any bad condition for safe patient transportation, and it is possible to operate not only complex city but also mountainous wallpaper.
1985 Dong-A Korando 9 (As they call this: Environmental hygiene car)
(Author's note: This example has snow plow prep package made by Dong-A fitted in)
January 1985 Advertisement
(top)Dong-A HD325 (35 Ton Dump Truck)
(left)Dong-A HA-Series (Dong-A Direct Mixer Truck)
(right)Dong-A Korando Family 9
1985 Dong-A Korando Family 9
Developed 6 models including Family 9 and Van
In February 1985, Keohwa and Dong-A Automotive Technology Team cooperated and developed and released the 1985 Korando, which improved the Jeep model to a versatile mass. The 1985 'Korando' series of six models, including 'Korando Family 9', 'Van' and 'Ambulance', are specially designed to maximize the safety of the driver and passengers. The dashboard, wide front windshield, all-weather cooling and heating system, and 2,238 cc of Isuzu high-performance diesel engine are installed to further enhance the advantages of four-wheel drive.
1985 Dong-A Korando 5
From: SsangYong Motor > 4WD > 1985
1985 Dong-A Korando 6
Installed a window on the entrance of KAL New Building
As part of the general promotion and promotional activities for the launch of the 1985 Dong-A Korando series, KAL exhibited 6 different models, starting with 'Korando 6' on the front of the building, attracting many people.
March 1985 Advertisement
Top: 1985 Dong-A Korando 4; Middle: 1985 Dong-A Korando 6; Bottom: 1985 Dong-A Korando 9
1985 Dong-A Korando Export
Produced 6 different models for the export market
From June 15, 1985, Isuzu launched the 1985 Dong-A Korando series, equipped with the 'G200Z' gasoline engine (1,949cc, 105 horsepower). Compared to the diesel 'Korando', the gasoline model minimizes noise in the car, providing a comfortable, quiet ride and low vibration. In order to increase exports, six models were developed, including three-seater vans and four-seater, five-seater, six-seater and multi-purpose vans with nine seats and an ambulance.
September 1985 Advertisement
1985 Dong-A Korando 4
Gasoline model now available to the market.
November 1985 Advertisement
1985 Dong-A Korando 6 and 1985 Dong-A Korando 4
(Author's note: These trailers are also made by Dong-A as well)

SsangYong Motor > Korando > 1985

Isuzu C-Series Diesel Engine: (C223)

Isuzu G-Series Gasoline Engine: (G200Z)

KAL New Building:

1985 Dong-A Korando 9 Snow Plow Prep Package
1984 Keohwa Korando-4 (KH-7D)
- 73 horsepower, C223 diesel engine
- 4-passenger
1984 Keohwa Korando-5 (KH-7HD)
- 73 horsepower, C223 diesel engine
- 5-passenger
1984 Keohwa Korando-6 (KH-7PD)
- 73 horsepower, C223 diesel engine
- 6-passenger
(Author's Note: See the roof style has slightly raised from the 5-passenger [KH-7HD] verison)
1984 Keohwa Korando-9 (KH-9WD)
- 73 horsepower, C223 diesel engine
- 9-passenger
1984 Keohwa Korando Ambulance (KH-9AG)
- 73 horsepower, C223 diesel engine
- 5-passengers
1984 Keohwa Van (KH-7VD)
- 73 horsepower, C223 diesel engine
- 3-passenger, 400Kg load
April 1984 Advertisement
(Author's Note: Shown here with SR-7, Superstar, Patrol, New Family (visible as Family Deluxe), and Van)
June 1984 Advertisement
1984 Keohwa SR-7

SsangYong Motor > Korando > 1984

Isuzu C-Series diesel engine:
1982 Keohwa Famly Deluxe
In February 1983, the Ministry of Communications published a series of domestic car stamps to honor the growth of the automobile industry and to diversify the stamp issue materials. First, 'Family Deluxe' and Hyundai 'Pony' were adopted and 3 million copies were issued, respectively.
On February 1, 1983, Keohwa Co., Ltd. donated two "Family deluxe" to KBS, which is going abroad for production of "An account of travel to the five Indian kingdoms" (Wang ocheonchukguk jeon), (왕오천축국전) or (往五天竺国传).
1983 Keohwa Korando KH-7H
Branding and Meaning of Names:
On February 16, 1983, the "Korando" (‘코란도’) trademark was registered and used from March. This was done after the trademark filed on July 7, 1982, was announced on November 3 of the same year. The trademark 'Korando' is a trademark that Keohwa has established as a substitute for 'JEEP', the exclusive trademark of AMC's four-wheel drive vehicle. Its origin it's a pronoun of 4WD cars developed in Korea, And 'KOREAN DO IT' as 'KORANDO'. It also has the meaning of 'Korean land over' and 'Korean land dominator'. Since then, with the acquisition of Ssangyong Group's Dong-A Automobile, it has given a new meaning to "Koreans can do".
May 1983 Advertisement
1983 Keohwa Diesel Jeep Korando Patrol
September 1983 Advertisement
1983 Keohwa Diesel Jeep Korando

SsangYong > Korando > 1983

Korean Broadcasting System

"An account of travel to the five Indian kingdoms"
1982 Keohwa CJ-7WD Family
- 85 Horsepower, 4BA1 diesel engine
- 12 Passenger
1982 Keohwa CJ-7AD Ambulance
- 85 Horsepower, 4BA1 diesel engine
- 5 Passenger, 100kg load
1982 Keohwa CJ-7VD Van Truck
- 85 Horsepower, 4BA1 diesel engine
- 3 Passenger, 500kg load
1982 Keohwa CJ-7PD Pickup Truck
- 85 Horsepower, 4BA1 diesel engine
- 3 Passenger, 750kg load
January 1982 Booklet
1982 Keohwa Diesel Superstar
1982 Keohwa Diesel Patrol
March 1982 Booklet
1982 Keohwa Diesel Superstar
April 1982 Booklet
May 1982 Booklet
1982 Keohwa Diesel New Family
- 12 Passenger
July 1982 advertisement
Author's note: It listed with SR-7, Superstar, Patrol, New Family, Van, and Pickup body style. Curiously, it mentioned that they have 25 years experience with Jeep which it means that it dates back to Gukje Sibal Jeep.
August 1982 advertisement
1982 Keohwa Diesel Superstar
September 1982 advertisement
1982 Keohwa Diesel Patrol
The "Korando" brand was first introduced to the public at the Seoul International Trade Fair held on September 24, 1982. At the time, 676 domestic companies and 262 overseas companies from 40 countries participated in the fair, and Keohwa Co., Ltd. gained great support for the "KORANDO" mark, which means "Korean Can Do" A total of 7 large-scale columns were arranged in a soothing arrangement, and the overall atmosphere was utilized. Four large military units and four civilian units were displayed, displaying a total of eight "Korando", attracting many visitors.
October 1982 advertisement
1982 Keohwa Diesel Pickup
1982 Keohwa Family Deluxe
- 9 Passenger
In December of 1982, Keohwa Co., Ltd. developed and marketed '9-seater Family Deluxe' for the first time in Korea.

SsangYong Motor > Korando > 1982

Isuzu B-Series Diesel Engine

Gukje Sibal Jeep
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