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History of SsangYong Korando
Published 17/01/2018 @ 14:11:25, By rjluna2
I thought I wanted to start off with the history of SsangYong Korando that I was able to glean from http://www.smotor.com/kr/company/center/history/prod/korando/index.html

1969 - 1974: Shinjin Motor Industry Co., Ltd. (신진자동차공업㈜)

1974 – March 1979: Shinjin Jeep Automobile Industry Co., Ltd. (신진지프자동차공업㈜)

March 1979 – March 1981: Shinjin Motor Co., Ltd. (㈜신진자동차)

March 1981 – December 1984: Keohwa, Ltd. (㈜거화로)

December 1984 – November 1986: Dong-A Motor Co., Ltd. (동아자동차㈜)

(They were joint venture with Keohwa, Ltd. at the time for a while.)

November 1986: Ssangyong Group (쌍용그룹)

I will try to reconstruct based on other source for this lineage history of this series.

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History of SsangYong Korando
Published 22/01/2018 @ 22:25:55, By rjluna2
1969:

From: http://www.daewoobus.com/sub_history01.php

1969.11 지프 생산 개시
1969-11 (Shinjin) Jeep production started

Picture included 지프 생산 (http://www.daewoobus.com/pop33.php)
http://i902.photobucket.com/albums/ac229/rjluna2/daewoobus/Shinjin/pop_shin2_zps767dcf91.gif

Source: https://imcdb.kelcommunity.be/forum_topic-7500-58245-History_of_Shinjin_Bus_at_Daewoo_Bus_Corporation.html#p58245

The civilian Jeep history of our country starts in 1969 with 4 cylinder gasoline jeep that Shinjin Motor Industry Co., Ltd. supplied with parts from American KAISER Jeep and assembled and sold 3,000 units.

Source:
SsangYong Motor > Korando > 1969
http://www.smotor.com/kr/company/center/history/prod/korando/index.html

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History of SsangYong Korando
Published 02/02/2018 @ 18:55:27, By rjluna2
1971:

Some sources indicates that the 10-passenger long wheelbase version was introduced in 1971 model year along with pickup truck version.

http://i902.photobucket.com/albums/ac229/rjluna2/ssangyong/korando/19691100_1th_civilian_jeep_zps2znnxala.jpg

신진지프부터 코란도 투리스모까지~ 코란도의 역사!
(Google Translate:) From Shinjin Jeep to Korando Turismo ~ History of Korando!
http://cafe.daum.net/_c21_/bbs_search_read?grpid=1DcPu&fldid=COVA&datanum=441&q=- %C4%DA%B6%F5%B5%B5c%B9%EA2%C0%CE%BD%C2&_referer=V7kfJwkeLEGMZxGlgqZEmSy6NOu3vr_n- UzuSYrXOOseLubYF4Bo_YPEAIzgQW3Sf9DZjGNh-Vww0

SsangYong Korando
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SsangYong_Korando

Source:
SsangYong Motor > Korando > 1969 (picture)
http://www.smotor.com/kr/company/center/history/prod/korando/index.html

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History of SsangYong Korando
Published 05/02/2018 @ 17:25:28, By rjluna2
1974:

http://i902.photobucket.com/albums/ac229/rjluna2/ssangyong/korando/1974/19740400_ko_002_pop_zpsddb66avx.gif
1974 Shinjin Jeep CJ-5 Hardtop
100 Horsepower, Gasoline Engine
4-Passenger

http://i902.photobucket.com/albums/ac229/rjluna2/ssangyong/korando/1974/19740400_ko_003_pop_zps0gpzj3my.gif
1974 Shinjin Jeep CJ-5 Van
100 Horsepower, Gasoline Engine
3-Passenger, 300kg Load

http://i902.photobucket.com/albums/ac229/rjluna2/ssangyong/korando/1974/19740400_ko_004_pop_zps9tr2uukt.gif
1974 Shinjin Jeep CJ-5 Wagon
100 Horsepower, Gasoline Engine
12-Passenger

http://i902.photobucket.com/albums/ac229/rjluna2/ssangyong/korando/1974/19740400_ko_005_pop_zpscaxx3mdz.gif
1974 Shinjin Jeep CJ-5P Pickup Truck
100 Horsepower, Gasoline Engine
2-Passenger, 750kg Load

http://i902.photobucket.com/albums/ac229/rjluna2/ssangyong/korando/1974/19740400_ko_001_pop_zpsxa7zwngp.gif
1974 Shinjin Jeep CJ-5 Canvas Top
75 Horsepower, Gasoline Engine
2-Passenger

http://i902.photobucket.com/albums/ac229/rjluna2/ssangyong/korando/1974/19740400_shinjin_cj_zpsyf1ud2n3.jpg
In April 1974, Shinjin Motor Co., Ltd. and AMC of USA established a joint venture with Shinjin Jeep Automobile Industry Co., Ltd. to establish a technical alliance. The 6-cylinder gasoline jeep CJ model (4-passenger canvas top / hardtop, 3-passenger van, 12-passenger wagon, Pickups) in earnest, and mass supply to demanding countries such as military / export / private sector.

Source:
SsangYong Motor > Korando > 1974
http://www.smotor.com/kr/company/center/history/prod/korando/index.html#
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History of SsangYong Korando
Published 07/02/2018 @ 19:57:56, By rjluna2
1979:

In March 1979, Shinjin Jeep changed its name to Shinjin Motor Co., Ltd. and developed the world's first diesel engine ([Isuzu B Series diesel] 4BA1 model) in November of that year, and started mass production of economical vehicles that can overcome the global oil wave.

Source:
SsangYong Motor > Korando > 1979
http://www.smotor.com/kr/company/center/history/prod/korando/index.html

Isuzu B Series diesel engine:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Isuzu_engines#Isuzu_B_engine
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History of SsangYong Korando
Published 27/02/2018 @ 22:13:43, By rjluna2
1980 Model Year Civilian Models:

http://i902.photobucket.com/albums/ac229/rjluna2/ssangyong/korando/1980/19790300_4BA1_1_zpsyb9vehip.gif
1980 Shinjin CJ-7HD Superstar
- 85 horsepower 4BA1 diesel engine
- 5 passengers

Picture from SsangYong Motor > Korando > 1979
http://www.smotor.com/kr/company/center/history/prod/korando/index.html

http://i902.photobucket.com/albums/ac229/rjluna2/ssangyong/korando/1980/19800000_ko_006_pop_zpspm7pubhe.gif
1980 Shinjin CJ-7SD Canvas Top
- 85 horsepower, 4BA1 diesel engine
- 3 passengers, 500kg load

http://i902.photobucket.com/albums/ac229/rjluna2/ssangyong/korando/1980/19800000_ko_008_pop_zpsur5zr3vg.gif
1980 Shinjin CJ-7PT Patrol
- 85 horsepower, 4BA1 diesel engine
- 6 passengers

http://i902.photobucket.com/albums/ac229/rjluna2/ssangyong/korando/1980/19800000_ko_009_pop_zpsgvltxyab.gif
1980 Shinjin CJ-7VD Van
- 85 horsepower, 4BA1 diesel engine
- 3 passengers, 400Kg load

Pictures from SsangYong Motor > Korando > 1980
http://www.smotor.com/kr/company/center/history/prod/korando/index.html

Isuzu B Series diesel engine:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Isuzu_engines#Isuzu_B_engine
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History of SsangYong Korando
Published 01/03/2018 @ 20:10:01, By rjluna2
1980 Model Year Military Models:

http://i902.photobucket.com/albums/ac229/rjluna2/ssangyong/korando/1980/19800000_ko_029_pop_zpskzo4sgj5.gif
1980 Shinjin Command Car (Military) (지휘차)
- 114 horsepower, 258 CID gasoline engine
- four-seater, ¼ ton load

http://i902.photobucket.com/albums/ac229/rjluna2/ssangyong/korando/1980/19800000_ko_030_pop_zps4fer2uoy.gif
1980 Shinjin Reconnaissance Car (Military)
- 114 horsepower, 258 CID gasoline engine
- 2 passengers, ¼ ton load

http://i902.photobucket.com/albums/ac229/rjluna2/ssangyong/korando/1980/19800000_ko_031_pop_zpszp8nexua.gif
1980 Shinjin Train (Military)
- 114 horsepower, 258 CID gasoline engine
- 2 passengers, ¼ ton load

http://i902.photobucket.com/albums/ac229/rjluna2/ssangyong/korando/1980/19800000_ko_032_pop_zpsodesveok.gif
1980 Shinjin Missile Car (Military)
- 114 horsepower, 258 CID gasoline engine
- 2 passengers, ¼ ton load

http://i902.photobucket.com/albums/ac229/rjluna2/ssangyong/korando/1980/19800000_ko_033_pop_zps5dtozq4k.gif
1980 Shinjin Command Vehicle (Military) (사령차)
- 114 horsepower, 258 CID gasoline engine
- 4-passenger, ¾ ton load

http://i902.photobucket.com/albums/ac229/rjluna2/ssangyong/korando/1980/19800000_ko_034_pop_zpsauvayxhe.gif
1980 Shinjin Ambulance (Military)
- 114 horsepower, 258 CID gasoline engine
- 1 + 2 passengers, ¼ ton load

http://i902.photobucket.com/albums/ac229/rjluna2/ssangyong/korando/1980/19800000_ko_035_pop_zpsw8hprxfh.gif
1980 Shinjin Infantry Transporter (Military)
- 114 horsepower, 258 CID gasoline engine
- 2 + 10 passengers, ¼ ton load

http://i902.photobucket.com/albums/ac229/rjluna2/ssangyong/korando/1980/19800000_ko_036_pop_zps1pf21i6a.gif
1980 Shinjin Publicity Training Car (Military)
- 114 horsepower, 258 CID gasoline engine
- 2 + 7 passengers, ¼ ton load

Pictures from SsangYong Motor > Korando > 1980
http://www.smotor.com/kr/company/center/history/prod/korando/index.html

AMC 258 CID Straight-6 Engine
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AMC_straight-6_engine#258
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History of SsangYong Korando
Published 08/03/2018 @ 20:56:47, By rjluna2
1981:

http://i902.photobucket.com/albums/ac229/rjluna2/ssangyong/korando/1981/190801_sinjin_jeep_zpsyolxsjvo.jpg
This is the January 1981 advertisement sheet with Hanja script of Shinjin Motors (Ltd.)
The red circle is the first script of 'S' (ㅅ), then the (株)新進自動車 (in Hanja script)

http://i902.photobucket.com/albums/ac229/rjluna2/ssangyong/korando/1981/19810318_goewha_company_name_zpslsmhfuba.jpg
Shinjin Motor Co., Ltd. implemented the front model change of Jeep in September 1980 and changed its name to Keohwa, Ltd. in March, 1981. The word Keohwa (Hangul: 거화) (Hanja: 巨和) contains the meaning of 'Everything is harmoniously coordinated and a lot of people come together and make a big contribution to the world'.

http://i902.photobucket.com/albums/ac229/rjluna2/ssangyong/korando/1981/198104_keohwa_jeep_zps1wsghkbe.jpg
This is the April 1981 advertisement sheet with Hanja script of (株式會社 巨 和) labeled over from the previous company name of Shinjin Motors (Ltd.) which it roughly translated to Keohwa Corporation.

http://i902.photobucket.com/albums/ac229/rjluna2/ssangyong/korando/1981/19810500_jeep_patrol_zpst1rxqbyu.jpg
Keohwa Ltd. released Taxi Jeep
In May 1981, a commercial jeep "Patrol" was released. This is because, on December 1, 1980, the Ministry of Transportation reported to the Gangwon Provincial Government that there was no reason to restrict the registration of the Jeep car as a taxi business model. "We need to get a fuel change authorization," he said.

http://i902.photobucket.com/albums/ac229/rjluna2/ssangyong/korando/1981/198105_keohwa_zpsyasykpge.jpg
May 1981 booklet
Counterclockwise from top: Pickup, SR-7, Family, Superstar, Patrol, and Van

http://i902.photobucket.com/albums/ac229/rjluna2/ssangyong/korando/1981/198106_keohwa_zpsyzxmavkx.jpg
June 1981 booklet
Keohwa Diesel Jeep Family

http://i902.photobucket.com/albums/ac229/rjluna2/ssangyong/korando/1981/198107_keohwa_zpsdvlaocty.jpg
July 1981 booklet
1981 Keohwa Diesel Jeep Superstar

http://i902.photobucket.com/albums/ac229/rjluna2/ssangyong/korando/1981/19810900_jeep_snow_zps82luzya5.jpg
1981 Keohwa Diesel Jeep Van
Keohwa Ltd. manufacture
September 1981 Snow Plow was developed and released. The snow removal equipment consists of a mold board, an operating device, and mounting equipment. The blade of 2m length can be easily controlled by hydraulic pressure. Gimpo International Airport Management Corporation, Road Corporation, Korea Electric Power and other exhibits showed good response.

Picture from the 1981 section at:
http://www.smotor.com/kr/company/center/history/prod/str_car/index.html
(Note behind the subject jeep showing Saehan Rekord Royale and Saehan Gemini :wink: )

http://i902.photobucket.com/albums/ac229/rjluna2/ssangyong/korando/1981/198109_keohwa_zpswprwtpxu.jpg
September 1981 booklet
Keohwa Diesel Jeep Superstar

http://i902.photobucket.com/albums/ac229/rjluna2/ssangyong/korando/1981/198110_keohwa_zpsno5ao12w.jpg
October 1981 booklet
Keohwa Diesel Jeep Patrol

Pictures from SsangYong Motor > Korando > 1981 (except the snow plow picture)
http://www.smotor.com/kr/company/center/history/prod/korando/index.html

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History of SsangYong Korando
Published 16/03/2018 @ 16:19:19, By rjluna2
1982:

http://i902.photobucket.com/albums/ac229/rjluna2/ssangyong/korando/1982/19820000_ko_010_pop_zps7jqlyjey.gif
1982 Keohwa CJ-7WD Family
- 85 Horsepower, 4BA1 diesel engine
- 12 Passenger

http://i902.photobucket.com/albums/ac229/rjluna2/ssangyong/korando/1982/19820000_ko_011_pop_zpsjlzmw36a.gif
1982 Keohwa CJ-7AD Ambulance
- 85 Horsepower, 4BA1 diesel engine
- 5 Passenger, 100kg load

http://i902.photobucket.com/albums/ac229/rjluna2/ssangyong/korando/1982/19820000_ko_012_pop_zpshykllbau.gif
1982 Keohwa CJ-7VD Van Truck
- 85 Horsepower, 4BA1 diesel engine
- 3 Passenger, 500kg load

http://i902.photobucket.com/albums/ac229/rjluna2/ssangyong/korando/1982/19820000_ko_013_pop_zpseomos65e.gif
1982 Keohwa CJ-7PD Pickup Truck
- 85 Horsepower, 4BA1 diesel engine
- 3 Passenger, 750kg load

http://i902.photobucket.com/albums/ac229/rjluna2/ssangyong/korando/1982/198201_keohwa_zpsq4uy9gt0.jpg
January 1982 Booklet
1982 Keohwa Diesel Superstar

http://i902.photobucket.com/albums/ac229/rjluna2/ssangyong/korando/1982/198202_keohwa_zps6qfjdcu0.jpg
1982 Keohwa Diesel Patrol

http://i902.photobucket.com/albums/ac229/rjluna2/ssangyong/korando/1982/198203_keohwa_zps0nfhinnu.jpg
March 1982 Booklet
1982 Keohwa Diesel Superstar

http://i902.photobucket.com/albums/ac229/rjluna2/ssangyong/korando/1982/198204_keohwa_zpsxedmhdfv.jpg
April 1982 Booklet

http://i902.photobucket.com/albums/ac229/rjluna2/ssangyong/korando/1982/198205_keohwa_zpscyjhq1vj.jpg
May 1982 Booklet
1982 Keohwa Diesel New Family
- 12 Passenger

http://i902.photobucket.com/albums/ac229/rjluna2/ssangyong/korando/1982/198207_keohwa_zps4gmekcyc.jpg
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.

http://i902.photobucket.com/albums/ac229/rjluna2/ssangyong/korando/1982/198208_keohwa_zpsk0qa0ngk.jpg
August 1982 advertisement
1982 Keohwa Diesel Superstar

http://i902.photobucket.com/albums/ac229/rjluna2/ssangyong/korando/1982/198209_keohwa_zpshq6arr8f.jpg
September 1982 advertisement
1982 Keohwa Diesel Patrol

http://i902.photobucket.com/albums/ac229/rjluna2/ssangyong/korando/1982/19820924_korando_brand_1st_zpsr1bmihvq.jpg
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.

http://i902.photobucket.com/albums/ac229/rjluna2/ssangyong/korando/1982/198210_keohwa_zpsmlba7fhm.jpg
October 1982 advertisement
1982 Keohwa Diesel Pickup

http://i902.photobucket.com/albums/ac229/rjluna2/ssangyong/korando/1982/19821200_family_deluxe_zps5vxjmby1.jpg
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.

Sources:
SsangYong Motor > Korando > 1982
http://www.smotor.com/kr/company/center/history/prod/korando/index.html

Isuzu B-Series Diesel Engine
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Isuzu_engines#Isuzu_B_engine

Gukje Sibal Jeep
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sibal_(car)

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History of SsangYong Korando
Published 19/03/2018 @ 14:47:35, By rjluna2
1983:

http://i902.photobucket.com/albums/ac229/rjluna2/ssangyong/korando/1983/19830201_family_deluxe_stamp_zpsysiozy5y.jpg
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.

http://i902.photobucket.com/albums/ac229/rjluna2/ssangyong/korando/1983/19830201_family_deluxe_KBS_zps2u1aubtj.jpg
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).

http://i902.photobucket.com/albums/ac229/rjluna2/ssangyong/korando/1983/19830216_korando_brand_zpsxqxypm8u.jpg
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".

http://i902.photobucket.com/albums/ac229/rjluna2/ssangyong/korando/1983/198305_keohwa_zps7zmjojti.jpg
May 1983 Advertisement
1983 Keohwa Diesel Jeep Korando Patrol

http://i902.photobucket.com/albums/ac229/rjluna2/ssangyong/korando/1983/198309_keohwa_zpscyy8xlzv.jpg
September 1983 Advertisement
1983 Keohwa Diesel Jeep Korando

Source:
SsangYong > Korando > 1983
http://www.smotor.com/kr/company/center/history/prod/korando/index.html

Korean Broadcasting System
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korean_Broadcasting_System

"An account of travel to the five Indian kingdoms"
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wang_ocheonchukguk_jeon

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History of SsangYong Korando
Published 20/03/2018 @ 20:55:34, By rjluna2
1984:

http://i902.photobucket.com/albums/ac229/rjluna2/ssangyong/korando/1984/19840000_ko_014_pop_zpsiawpzar5.gif
1984 Keohwa Korando-4 (KH-7D)
- 73 horsepower, C223 diesel engine
- 4-passenger

http://i902.photobucket.com/albums/ac229/rjluna2/ssangyong/korando/1984/19840000_ko_015_pop_zpsjw6xc9wt.gif
1984 Keohwa Korando-5 (KH-7HD)
- 73 horsepower, C223 diesel engine
- 5-passenger

http://i902.photobucket.com/albums/ac229/rjluna2/ssangyong/korando/1984/19840000_ko_016_pop_zps0oe8xmhp.gif
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)

http://i902.photobucket.com/albums/ac229/rjluna2/ssangyong/korando/1984/19840000_ko_017_pop_zpsr4gy8buf.gif
1984 Keohwa Korando-9 (KH-9WD)
- 73 horsepower, C223 diesel engine
- 9-passenger

http://i902.photobucket.com/albums/ac229/rjluna2/ssangyong/korando/1984/19840000_ko_018_pop_zpsde0rrfoh.gif
1984 Keohwa Korando Ambulance (KH-9AG)
- 73 horsepower, C223 diesel engine
- 5-passengers

http://i902.photobucket.com/albums/ac229/rjluna2/ssangyong/korando/1984/19840000_ko_019_pop_zpsgmyeboor.gif
1984 Keohwa Van (KH-7VD)
- 73 horsepower, C223 diesel engine
- 3-passenger, 400Kg load

http://i902.photobucket.com/albums/ac229/rjluna2/ssangyong/korando/1984/198404_keohwa_zpsmakjah05.jpg
April 1984 Advertisement
(Author's Note: Shown here with SR-7, Superstar, Patrol, New Family (visible as Family Deluxe), and Van)

http://i902.photobucket.com/albums/ac229/rjluna2/ssangyong/korando/1984/198406_keohwa_zps94rydxz7.jpg
June 1984 Advertisement
1984 Keohwa SR-7

SsangYong Motor > Korando > 1984
http://www.smotor.com/kr/company/center/history/prod/korando/index.html

Isuzu C-Series diesel engine:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Isuzu_engines#Isuzu_C_engine
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History of SsangYong Korando
Published 28/03/2018 @ 17:28:47, By rjluna2
1985:

http://i902.photobucket.com/albums/ac229/rjluna2/ssangyong/korando/1985/19850200_korando85_4p_open_zps9ekwbzo1.jpg
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.

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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.

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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)

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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)

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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

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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.

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1985 Dong-A Korando 5
From: SsangYong Motor > 4WD > 1985
http://www.smotor.com/kr/company/center/history/4wd/index.html

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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.

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March 1985 Advertisement
Top: 1985 Dong-A Korando 4; Middle: 1985 Dong-A Korando 6; Bottom: 1985 Dong-A Korando 9

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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.

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September 1985 Advertisement
1985 Dong-A Korando 4
Gasoline model now available to the market.

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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
http://www.smotor.com/kr/company/center/history/prod/korando/index.html

Isuzu C-Series Diesel Engine: (C223)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Isuzu_engines#Isuzu_C_engine

Isuzu G-Series Gasoline Engine: (G200Z)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Isuzu_engines#Isuzu_G_engine

KAL New Building:
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hanjin_Group_Headquarters.jpg

1985 Dong-A Korando 9 Snow Plow Prep Package
http://www.smotor.com/kr/company/center/history/prod/str_car/index.html
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History of SsangYong Korando
Published 05/04/2018 @ 19:34:52, By rjluna2
1986:

http://i902.photobucket.com/albums/ac229/rjluna2/ssangyong/korando/1986/19860600_new_style_korando_char_zpscgddctlm.jpg
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.

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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.

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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.

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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)

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1986 Dong-A Korando 6
Dong-A HA-60 Cosmic Aero
June 1986 Advertisement

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1986 Dong-A Korando 6
July 1986 Advertisement

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1986 Dong-A Korando 9
September 1986 Advertisement

KBS2 (I couldn't find in reference with TV drama series 'Natalia'):
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KBS2

Source for Dong-A HA-60 Cosmic Aero:
https://namu.mirror.wiki/w/%EC%8C%8D%EC%9A%A9%20%EC%97%90%EC%96%B4%EB%A1%9C%EB%B- 2%84%EC%8A%A4

Source: SsangYong Motor > Korando > 1986
http://www.smotor.com/kr/company/center/history/prod/korando/index.html
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History of SsangYong Korando
Published 30/04/2018 @ 20:04:35, By rjluna2
1987:

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1987 Dong-A New Korando-4 (KH-7D2)
- 73 Horsepower, C223 diesel engine
- 4 Passenger

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1987 Dong-A New Korando-5 (KH-7HD2)
- 73 Horsepower, C223 diesel engine
- 5 Passenger

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1987 Dong-A New Korando-6 (KH-7PD2)
- 73 Horsepower, C223 diesel engine
- 6 Passenger

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1987 Dong-A New Korando-9 (KH-9WD2)
- 73 Horsepower, C223 diesel engine
- 9 Passenger

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1987 Dong-A New Korando-Van (KH-7VD2)
- 73 Horsepower, C223 diesel engine
- 3 Passenger, 300 kg load

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Janurary 1987 advertisement
Keohwa/Dong-A Korando 4

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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.

Source:
'Popeye' Lee Sang-yong
https://ko.wikipedia.org/wiki/%EC%9D%B4%EC%83%81%EC%9A%A9

Isuzu C223 series diesel engine:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Isuzu_engines#Isuzu_C_engine

SsangYong Motor > Korando > 1987
http://www.smotor.com/kr/company/center/history/prod/korando/index.html

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History of SsangYong Korando
Published 22/05/2018 @ 00:08:40, By rjluna2
1988

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January 1988 Advertisement
(Both Dong-A Motor and SsangYong Group)

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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.

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April 1988 Advertisement
(l. to r.) SsangYong Korando 4, SsangYong Korando 5, and SsangYong Korando Family 9

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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.

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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.

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September 1988 Advertisement
(l. to r.) SsangYong Korando 4, SsangYong Korando 5, and SsangYong Korando Family 9

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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.

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November 1988 Advertisement
(l. to r.) SsangYong Korando 4, SsangYong Korando 5, and SsangYong Korando Famly 9

Source:
SsangYong Motor > Korando > 1988
http://www.smotor.com/kr/company/center/history/prod/korando/index.html
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History of SsangYong Korando
Published 03/07/2018 @ 20:59:11, By rjluna2
1989:

http://i902.photobucket.com/albums/ac229/rjluna2/ssangyong/korando/1989/19890722_korando_movie_ppl_zpsepvmhqkm.jpg

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
http://www.smotor.com/kr/company/center/history/prod/korando/index.html

See if anyone has the "Miss Rhino and Mr Korando" title here :wink:
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0319868

미스 코뿔소 미스터 코란도:
http://www.kmdb.or.kr/db/kor/detail/movie/K/04231
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History of SsangYong Korando
Published 15/07/2018 @ 21:19:23, By rjluna2
1990:

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

http://i902.photobucket.com/albums/ac229/rjluna2/ssangyong/korando/1990/19900315_korando_deluxe_engine_zpswfp2uqlo.jpg
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.

http://i902.photobucket.com/albums/ac229/rjluna2/ssangyong/korando/1990/19900315_korando_deluxe_spec_zpsddesdtwb.jpg
Specifications: 1990 SsangYong Korando Deluxe

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Exterior Specification of 1990 SsangYong Korando Deluxe series

Sources:
SsangYong Motor > Korando > 1990
http://www.smotor.com/kr/company/center/history/prod/korando/index.html

President of George Vasiliou
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Vasiliou

Nicosia, Republic of Cyprus
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicosia
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