The premiere of this interesting car, created on the platform of the Chairman model, took place in April 2004 and appeared in Russia in the fall of 2005.
2018 Ssang Yong Rodius exterior and interior
The length of the car is a little more than 5 meters, the width is a little more than 180 cm. The height passes for 190 cm, which, of course, does not allow to move around the cabin to its full height, but the roof does not “press”. A two-volume streamlined body with panoramic windows can accommodate up to seven people. It is noteworthy that in his homeland Rodius is a minibus with 11 seats.
The internal and external appearance of the car combines the achievements of high-tech and austere style. Thanks to the latest engineering developments, modern security system and truly unlimited possibilities of interior transformation, Ssang Yong Rodius comfortably feels at once in two guises: both as an ideal family car and as a reliable business partner.
Ergonomics of the internal space at a high level. Chairs can be dismantled from the salon or turned into a table with cup holders. All seats move forward and back. In the second row, they also turn. If necessary, Rodius easily turns into a small truck. Torpedo made in the avant-garde style: speedometer, tachometer and other sensors located in the middle of the dashboard. Glove drawer retractable, next to it is a box for CDs. Landing driver is very high. There are many adjustments: two at the driver’s seat cushion, two at the back (inclination angle and support), the steering column is adjustable vertically. There are a lot of pockets and niches - in the door, in the armrest. However, with such a healthy trunk, secluded corners of the cabin are unlikely to be often filled.
All Ssang Yong engines are manufactured under the license of Mercedes-Benz, which embodies the standards of reliability and durability. On Rodius install Xdi turbo diesel (X-treme Dynamics Direct injection) with a volume of 2.7 liters R5 10V (165 hp, 240 Nm) or a gasoline unit of 3, 2 liters (220 hp) equipped with a common rail power supply system that guarantees economical fuel consumption when driving in urban or combined cycle. Gearbox 5-speed manual or sequential "automatic".
The SsangYong Rodius is an underrated people hauler
In addition to ABS, the basic equipment includes stabilization systems ESP, redistribution of braking force EBD, traction control, Brake Assist and ARP. As options, parking control, rain sensor, rear view camera, salon rear-view mirror with anti-glare device, etc. are provided.
In March 2013, at the Geneva Motor Show, SsangYong presented the second-generation Rodius. Dimensions Rodius II deserve respect: 5130h1915h1815 millimeters. The size of the wheelbase remained the same - 3000 mm. By the way, the car is still based on the SsangYong Chairman sedan platform.
The appearance of the first generation was repeatedly subjected to harsh criticism, so over the change in the exterior worked especially carefully. Silhouette shapes have become more classic. If Rodius of the previous generation had rounded shapes, then the 2013 model received a more angular and strict design. The front part - with large headlights, a strict false radiator grille and a monumental bumper, looks quite modern. The rear has got a compact rear bumper and a rectangular tailgate. The body is painted in five different color options: Grand White (white), Fine Silver (silver), Cyber Gray (gray), Wine Black (red-wine) Space Black (black). Depending on the level of a complete set, the SsangYong Stavic of 2013 is equipped with tires 225/65 R16 or 235/60 R17 tires on alloy wheels with a 16-17 radius.
Salon in a minivan large. Fans of practical solutions will be delighted with the capacity of the luggage compartment of the car - with the rear seats folded, it is as much as 3,240 liters. In the cabin, as before, four rows of seats that can take nine, ten or eleven passengers, depending on the configuration. The backs of the second-row seats can be transformed into neat, small tables, if necessary, and you can organize three beds from all the seats in the cabin.
The design of the front panel of the minivan retained the central location of the main devices. But now behind the steering wheel appeared a small flap with a repeater of the speedometer reading.
In the European version, the 2013 Rodius is equipped with a 2-liter turbo-charged diesel engine with a power of 155 horsepower at 4,000 rpm. The motor works in tandem with a six-speed manual transmission or a five-speed “automatic”. In Russia, the minivan is offered with a gasoline six-cylinder engine with a displacement of 3.2 liters and 220 hp.
McPherson-type front suspension, rear independent multi-link. Four-wheel drive is offered as an option. The basic package includes 4 airbags, air conditioning with air purification system, cruise control, heated front seats and windshield, Bluetooth and much more. ABS, EBD, ESP, BAS and ARP (an active system of protection of the car against overturning) are included in the obligatory set of electronics ensuring the safety and comfort of driving. In the models of a higher price category, there is a leather interior, parking sensors, side airbags, a navigation system, full electric package, as well as an entertainment multimedia center with a 7-inch color touch-screen display and speakers in the amount of 6 pieces.