Subject: History of SsangYong Korando
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I thought I wanted to start off with the history of SsangYong Korando that I was able to glean from

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

Picture included 지프 생산 (


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.

SsangYong Motor > Korando > 1969
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Some sources indicates that the 10-passenger long wheelbase version was introduced in 1971 model year along with pickup truck version.

신진지프부터 코란도 투리스모까지~ 코란도의 역사!
(Google Translate:) From Shinjin Jeep to Korando Turismo ~ History of Korando! %C4%DA%B6%F5%B5%B5c%B9%EA2%C0%CE%BD%C2&_referer=V7kfJwkeLEGMZxGlgqZEmSy6NOu3vr_n- UzuSYrXOOseLubYF4Bo_YPEAIzgQW3Sf9DZjGNh-Vww0

SsangYong Korando

SsangYong Motor > Korando > 1969 (picture)
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1974 Shinjin Jeep CJ-5 Hardtop
100 Horsepower, Gasoline Engine
1974 Shinjin Jeep CJ-5 Van
100 Horsepower, Gasoline Engine
3-Passenger, 300kg Load
1974 Shinjin Jeep CJ-5 Wagon
100 Horsepower, Gasoline Engine
1974 Shinjin Jeep CJ-5P Pickup Truck
100 Horsepower, Gasoline Engine
2-Passenger, 750kg Load
1974 Shinjin Jeep CJ-5 Canvas Top
75 Horsepower, Gasoline Engine
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.

SsangYong Motor > Korando > 1974
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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.

SsangYong Motor > Korando > 1979

Isuzu B Series diesel engine:
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1980 Model Year Civilian Models:
1980 Shinjin CJ-7HD Superstar
- 85 horsepower 4BA1 diesel engine
- 5 passengers

Picture from SsangYong Motor > Korando > 1979
1980 Shinjin CJ-7SD Canvas Top
- 85 horsepower, 4BA1 diesel engine
- 3 passengers, 500kg load
1980 Shinjin CJ-7PT Patrol
- 85 horsepower, 4BA1 diesel engine
- 6 passengers
1980 Shinjin CJ-7VD Van
- 85 horsepower, 4BA1 diesel engine
- 3 passengers, 400Kg load

Pictures from SsangYong Motor > Korando > 1980

Isuzu B Series diesel engine:
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1980 Model Year Military Models:
1980 Shinjin Command Car (Military) (지휘차)
- 114 horsepower, 258 CID gasoline engine
- four-seater, ¼ ton load
1980 Shinjin Reconnaissance Car (Military)
- 114 horsepower, 258 CID gasoline engine
- 2 passengers, ¼ ton load
1980 Shinjin Train (Military)
- 114 horsepower, 258 CID gasoline engine
- 2 passengers, ¼ ton load
1980 Shinjin Missile Car (Military)
- 114 horsepower, 258 CID gasoline engine
- 2 passengers, ¼ ton load
1980 Shinjin Command Vehicle (Military) (사령차)
- 114 horsepower, 258 CID gasoline engine
- 4-passenger, ¾ ton load
1980 Shinjin Ambulance (Military)
- 114 horsepower, 258 CID gasoline engine
- 1 + 2 passengers, ¼ ton load
1980 Shinjin Infantry Transporter (Military)
- 114 horsepower, 258 CID gasoline engine
- 2 + 10 passengers, ¼ ton load
1980 Shinjin Publicity Training Car (Military)
- 114 horsepower, 258 CID gasoline engine
- 2 + 7 passengers, ¼ ton load

Pictures from SsangYong Motor > Korando > 1980

AMC 258 CID Straight-6 Engine
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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)
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'.
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.
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.
May 1981 booklet
Counterclockwise from top: Pickup, SR-7, Family, Superstar, Patrol, and Van
June 1981 booklet
Keohwa Diesel Jeep Family
July 1981 booklet
1981 Keohwa Diesel Jeep Superstar
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:
(Note behind the subject jeep showing Saehan Rekord Royale and Saehan Gemini :wink: )
September 1981 booklet
Keohwa Diesel Jeep Superstar
October 1981 booklet
Keohwa Diesel Jeep Patrol

Pictures from SsangYong Motor > Korando > 1981 (except the snow plow picture)
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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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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"
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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:
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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:
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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.
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
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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

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Won three consecutive years since 10 years event

In May 1992, he won the Cyprus 4WD Rally for three consecutive years in the Mediterranean Republic of Cyprus. The 12th edition of the Cyprus Rally is the most traditional car in the Mediterranean and is known for its rugged course. 'Korando' won the international car title for the first time in the 10th competition in 1990 and won the international car title for the third time in a row since 1992. Particularly, it was meaningful that the vehicle exported without specifications or structure change came out to win the world famous 4WD vehicles and win. Ssangyong Motors exported the 'Korando' and 'Korando Family' to Korea since its first export of 'Korando' to Cyprus in 1989.

1992 SsangYong Korando RVH 4-Passenger

Significantly improved safety and style

On October 7, 1992, the company developed and marketed a high-deluxe 'Korando' car equipped with high-end specifications and a greatly improved quality. With a bumper guard bar, large fog lights, body stripes and a stainless steel radiator grille on the exterior, it has been refurbished to a strong, sophisticated urban style. The interior space is luxurious and maximizes the driver's convenience. Especially, the first 4WD domestic suspension seat and left / right opening / closing type sliding side window have improved convenience and durability.

1992 SsangYong Korando RVH 5-Passenger

Same text as the previous picture

Key improvements

Highlights of Style:
Front: Large fog lamp, bumper guard bar, radiator grill, stainless bumper cover, hood molding, rhinoceros emblem, hood 'Korando' decal, windshield brass mold, and oblong tires

Side: Fender expansion bright molding, 4WD emblem, bright loop rail molding, body stripe, aluminum step and artic refective tape, OFF-ROAD EXPRESS sticker, colored glass, and sliding type artifical leather canvas top

Rear: Bright rear glass molding, spare tire locking device, stainless spare tire cover, stainless steel exhaust pipe cover, rear window heating wire and wiper, trailer towing hook, backup lamp, and spare fuel tank

Interior: Natural leather handle cover, premium artificial leather seat cover, air suspension seat, leather canvas top, power handle, double horn, centralized switch, high-end audio and speakers, power window, console box, air conditioner, central locking device, veneer liners, and carpet

1992 SsangYong Korando RVH 4-Passenger, 1992 SsangYong Korando RVH 5-Passenger, and 1992 SsangYong Korando Family

November 1992 Advertisement

SsangYong > Product > Korando > 1992
02/01/2019 @ 00:58:36: rjluna2: History of SsangYong Korando

Child Protection Society Chairperson Popeye Lee, Sang-yong

In January 1993, he donated 'Korando' free of charge in hopes that he would do more meaningful work to the famous MC Popeye Lee Sang-yong, who is chairman of the Children's Protection Society, The donation was the second since February 1987.

1993 SsangYong Korando RVH 5-Passenger with 'Off Road Express' package

Significantly improved style and performance

On February 13, 1993, it developed and marketed the '93 Korando', which improved the appearance and performance of the authentic 4WD car 'Korando', resulting in a more powerful 4WD image and driving comfort and ride comfort. Ssangyong Motor introduced 1993 'KORANDO' as 'Innovation Year One' and greatly improved product performance up to 35 items. Available 4/5/6/9 passengers version and the price was between 9.2 million won and 13.5 million won.

1993 SsangYong Korando RSH 5-Passenger with 'Off Road Express' package (Observe)


Newly applied to the high quality of authentic Jeep type, new style of stainless steel radiator grill, large fog lamp, stainless steel bumper, aluminum wheel disc, etc., pursued a sophisticated yet robust style that blends classical style with advanced technology. The Rhinoceros character in the center of the hood highlights the strength and high-end image that can feel the characteristics of Korando, and the side 'KORANDO' subtitles expresses beauty with a soft curved hood and urethane material.

1993 SsangYong Korando RSH 5-Passenger with 'Off Road Express' package (Reverse)


The rear part emphasizes practicality while applying a spare tire locking device, traction ring and stainless step, rear glass brightening, and stainless steel spare tire cover to produce a profound and volume style.


It is equipped with an ergonomically designed round style seat / natural wood instrument panel to enhance the quality of the room. The electronic control alarm system (ETACS) that is applied to luxury cars, the one-touch powerful air conditioning system, Power steering, a centralized switch system, various remote control and warning functions have been added to improve driver comfort. In addition, using a triple soundproof pad, greatly reduced noise.

XD3P diesel engine

It is a state-of-the-art engine with excellent performance of 79 horsepower, acceleration of travel, and ability to climb to the fullest extent anywhere in the city or rough roads. It is the engine with the highest durability by special manufacturing method and heat treatment technology.

DC23 diesel engine

It has a performance of 72 hp, excellent fuel economy, quiet driving, and acceleration for driving, making it suitable for versatility such as driving in the city center and cargo transportation.

Safety (Body)

Advanced design by computer with super rigid body structure, 4mm special steel frame, Large (9") booster, caliber (9") booster, advanced limited slip differential (LSD) for improved driving performance and safety.

Safety (Chassis)

Same as above


It has greatly reduced the inconvenience of loading / unloading and cargo loading by changing to a 3 door type with a 5-passenger model added with a tail gate. The power window switch, versatile console box, multi-purpose locker, centralized locking device, Box, and front passenger's handles.


General specification of 1993 SsangYong Korando.


1993 SsangYong Korando slope (Exterior dimension)

March 1993 Advertisement

Picture showing second generation SsangYong Korando [KJ] filling into the ship.

First 281 SsangYong Korando and SsangYong Korando Family shipment

On March 25, 1993, 4WD vehicles such as "Korando" and "Korando Family" successfully entered the Spanish market. Exports to Spain were made through INTERNED, S. A., a local dealer. In June 1992, SsangYong Motor signed a contract to export 2,000 4WD vehicles, of which 281 were shipped. Meanwhile, on April 27 (Korea time April 28), we held a commemorative event for 'Korando' Spain and a product briefing for local dealers in Spain. In celebration of the 4WD's entry into Spain, the event was held at the Eurobuilding Hotel in the heart of the Spanish capital, in the presence of more than 150 people including CEO Son Myungwon and Ambassador Kwon Tae-woong.

(Author's Note:) This is the last model year that SsangYong Motor website entered for the Jeep CJ series. Last one produced in 1995 model year. Thank you for joining with us for the history of South Korean's Jeep CJ series. :tinostar:


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