Paul Williams - SsangYong Motor UK
Sponsor of Private Hire Operator category
SsangYong Motor UK is sponsoring the Private Hire Operator category. The brand returned to the UK two years ago, after Indian engineering conglomerate Mahindra & Mahindra bought a 73% stake in the of the Korean manufacturer.
Led by CEO Paul Williams, SsangYong Motor UK was established with the financial backing of European automotive distribution company Bassadone Automotive Group, and today has a growing network of some 50 franchised dealers around the country.
“The re-launch of SsangYong centred on its first monocoque built SUV, the Korando, but professional drivers will best know the brand for the capacious Rodius MPV,” said Paul Williams. “Just arrived in the UK is that car’s natural successor, the new Turismo MPV. With prices starting from just £17,995, this new car delivers space, comfort and luxury for seven adults and their luggage, making it ideally suited to the private hire operator, while also perfect for family and leisure use.”
At over 5 metres long and with a 3-metre wheelbase, Turismo is larger than a standard sized MPV such as the Ford Galaxy, Renault Grand Scenic or SEAT Alhambra, yet is a car rather than a van-derived ‘people carrier’ like the Hyundai i800, Mercedes Viano or VW Caravelle.
Consequently its huge interior space and flexible passenger and load carrying capability means it can carry seven adults and 875 litres of luggage.
As with all models in the SsangYong range, Turismo is covered by a best in class 5 year limitless mileage warranty, and this applies to business users as well as private motorists.