2014 SsangYong Rodius photographed completely undisguised

2014 SsangYong Rodius
2014 SsangYong Rodius

Won't win any design awards

The next generation of the SsangYong Rodius has been photographed without any camouflage.

Although this week's teaser photos looked slightly promising, the 2014 Rodius is not what many people would call an attractive car. Nevertheless, it still looks significantly better than the outgoing model, especially at the back with those wraparound taillights.

Set for a public debut next month in Geneva, the 2014 Rodius will be sold in South Korea and other regions of the world as the Korando Turismo. We already know the minivan will be available with a 2.0-liter diesel engine and a 3.2-liter gasoline unit. Details are limited right now but the diesel could generate 155 HP (114 kW) and 265 lb-ft (360 Nm) of torque.

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ertahaz_hossain ertahaz_hossain
So... This an SUV or a minivan?! O.O
Feb 3rd, 2013 10:27am
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SirLukkas SirLukkas
This is actually a significant improvement over its predecessor. In fact, dead-on, the rear is actually fine. The rest of the car, however, is a mess (albeit less so than before). The new Mitsubishi Outlander, in my opinion, is almost as catastrophically ugly.
Feb 3rd, 2013 8:35am
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Renyeo Renyeo
It's a continuity of the outgoing design but made to look more conventional. The designer has taken a page from Golf rule book.
Feb 3rd, 2013 1:04am
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cargogh cargogh
These are best seen during crash testing.
Feb 2nd, 2013 1:51pm
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Druggist Druggist
Undisguised? What about the sheet of metal covering half the side back window. Oh you mean it is supposed to be there?
Feb 2nd, 2013 5:46am
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TimeShade TimeShade
It doesn't look better than the old Rodius
Feb 2nd, 2013 1:44am
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2ndSolar 2ndSolar
Interior reminds me of a prius with a land rover steering wheel. Whats worse is that they seem to have felt it neccesary to put dials in both the centre of the dash and behind the steering while rather than either/or giving the dash a very cluttered look. Exterior is an improvement, though it would have benefited from a smaller rear overhang.
Feb 1st, 2013 11:53pm
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kmayb kmayb
Yeah she sure is ugly... Didn't know ( or care ) they were 4wd (even has low range)
Feb 1st, 2013 11:48pm
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Dude von Dudenstein Dude von Dudenstein
Ain't that nice...
Feb 1st, 2013 11:34pm
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Joao Oliveira Joao Oliveira
Looks even worst! I thought it was impossible!
Feb 1st, 2013 11:25pm
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victor90 victor90
loving the old mercedes gearbox
Feb 1st, 2013 11:12pm
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hunker7 hunker7
simply terrible.
Feb 1st, 2013 9:12pm
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Cale24 Cale24
Better to keep it completely disguised, SssangYong. #sales
Feb 1st, 2013 8:40pm
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M.L. M.L.
Its an improvement at best.
Feb 1st, 2013 8:38pm
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Shumy Shumy
are people even paying for these ssangyong cars? you give it to me for a free ride and I don't even touch it, it's a disrespect to people around
Feb 1st, 2013 8:16pm
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howe2002 howe2002
Haha.. this is a joke right? right? A 2014? this looks like it 10 years old already.. hahaha
Feb 1st, 2013 7:51pm
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ramkumar1308 ramkumar1308
I have seen far better looking 10 yr old cars......
Feb 3rd, 2013 5:52pm
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velsatis velsatis
please I beg annyone, please disguise it and never show us the result. We are waiting for years to see the unveil of some good cars and this thing after 1 week they already show us the mess they did, its not fair
Feb 1st, 2013 7:31pm
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TomitaBogdan TomitaBogdan
but, but...but the sketches were looking promising..what in the bloddy hell happened? the sketch lines seem to be there, but something went horribly wrong.
Feb 1st, 2013 7:26pm
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N20_Purge N20_Purge
If this car is designed to look like a catastrophic mess, Ssangyong are doing a good job of that.
Feb 1st, 2013 7:17pm
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ente ente
Is there any designer...?
Feb 1st, 2013 7:16pm
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freeway freeway
... and if anyone can imagine the previous generation was designed by Ken Greenley, from London's Royal College of Art, but he probably just wanted to make sure that this car will have no customers in Europe and America... and something funny I've found about its design: "Imagine a minivan exposed to toxic levels of radiation, and it would probably mutate into something like the Rodius"
Feb 2nd, 2013 1:58pm
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Prestige15 Prestige15
Its a more modern ugly looking thing
Feb 1st, 2013 7:02pm
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