Could Ssangyong succeed in the US? While its lineup has just the sort of vehicles Americans crave, they're almost all diesel-powered with standard manual transmissions – at least the journalists will be happy.
What's next for Ssangyong? The automaker, which is the fifth largest in Korea, was forced to enter into receivership last week after failing to secure adequate funding past what was required to pay its workers for time already put in. SAIC, the company's Chinese owners, have given up management rights to the Korean automaker, leading many to believe that this is could be the end of the road. Perhaps not. Russian automaker Sollers has made the Korean company an offer that could see the firm's ugl
I had never heard of Korean carmaker SsangYong until about a year ago when I walked past a dealership in Switzerland, saw the vehicles on the showroom floor, and thought to myself, "Good Lord. It's like someone cross-bred an M-Class with a Lancia Thesis."