The new Ssangyong Stavic will benefit from a much neater design.
The new Ssangyong Stavic will benefit from a much neater design.

Ssangyong Stavic to lose its ugliness

By IOL Motoring Staff Time of article published Jan 31, 2013

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Ssangyong's new MPV no longer competing for world's ugliest car title, writes IOL Motoring Staff.

If ever there was a survey to determine the ugliest car of the last decade, Ssangyong's Stavic MPV would be a hard act to beat.

But it seems the company no longer wants to compete at the bottom end of the aesthetic gene pool - just look at what a neat job they've done on the latest Korando.

It appears the same new broom is set to sweep clean the next-generation Stavic, which has just been previewed through the official renderings that you see here.

Set to hit global markets early this year, the new MPV will be offered with a choice between 2-litre turbodiesel and 3.2-litre petrol engines.

Ssangyong says the vehicle has been designed to fulfill various needs from business to leisure and travel.

To that end, it will also be equipped for off-road driving.

Please try to contain your excitement.

Above: The new model will have a less bulky rear end.

Below: The current model, which is where it all went wrong.

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Review: SsangYong Rodius/Stavic 270 XDI SE:

SsangYong deserves some credit for its boldness. The company has produced a genuinely interesting car that everyone is talking about and that's a feat that some of its better-known, longer-established rivals find surprisingly difficult. Read more: https://www.iol.co.za/motoring/road-tests/ssangyong-rodiusstavic-270-xdi-se-870262

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