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SSANGYONG. SSANGYONG in KOREA

SsangYong Motor Company, 150-3, Chilgoe-dong, Pyungtaek-City, Gyeonggi-do 459-050, Korea tel. +8231/6101114, fax +8231/6103710, http://www.smotor.com

Program: Chairman, Rodius / Stavic, Korando (kombi, cabrio), Kyron, Musso, Rexton, Musso Sports / Musso SUT.

Production volume in Korea in 2003 - 106,467 passen­ger vehicles and 37,949 pick-ups. Established in January 1954, Ha Dong-hwan Motor Workshop (since July 1963 Ha Dong-hwan Motor Co., Ltd) began producing buses and trucks in 1954. The firm was renamed Don-A Motor Co., Ltd. as of Decem­ber 1977 and the vehicles it put out received the Dong-A trademark in 1978. Another firm, Shinjin, founded in February 1955, built buses and, starting in November 1963 until 1964, the first Korean Shinsungho sedan. Shinjin also assembled Toyota se­dans in the years 1966-72 and Opel and Chevrolet se­dans from 1972-76 under its own trademark. In April 1974 Shinjin and American Motor Company set up

a 50/50% joint venture, Shinjin Jeep Motor Co, which began production of all-terrain Shinjin vehicles in October 1974 under a Jeep CJ5 license. In March 1979 AMC withdrew from the firm and its name was subse­quently changed to Shinjin Motor Co. In February 1981 the firm was again renamed - to Geohwa Co., Ltd.. Dong-A acquired Geohwa in December 1984 and the jeeps produced by the firm were granted the Dong-A trademark in 1985. In September 1986 SsangYong, on the market since 1939, bought Dong-A and in March 1988 changed the firm’s name to SsangYong Motor Company, subsequently besto­wing the vehicles it produced with the SsangYong na­me. In April 1997 Dong-A bought the British firm Pan­ther. In the years 1998-2000 Daewoo owned 51.9% of SsangYong shares, 48.92% of which were acquired in January 2005  by the Chinese SAIC concern.

SsangYong vehicles are assembled in Malaysia (until 2003), the Philippines, Vietnam (since 1992), China (since 2001 by Dadi Chengdu), Iran (since 2002 by Morattab), Pakistan (since 2005), Egypt (since 2005), Russia (since 2005), Uruguay (2003-2004) and Argen­tina (since 2005). Latest premieres: 2002 Sao Paulo Motor Show - Musso Sports; 2002 Seoul Motor Show - Hemas SUV, Amad SUV and Crossut pick-up concept cars; 2003 Busan Motor Show - Chairman restyling and concept cars for the Chairman Limousine, La Okean buggy, C. E. O. minivan and Entertain minivan; April 2004 - Rodius and Rexton restyling; October 2004 - Korando restyling, Seoul 2005 - four concept cars: the SV-R SUV, crossover XCT, crossover XMT and Rodius Limo; May 2005 - Kyron. In 2003 SsangYong rolled out 159,314 passenger and delivery vehicles (excluding the Iran Khodro MB 100) in seven countries.

SSANGYONG KYRON

SSANGYONG KYRON

SSANGYONG CHAIRMAN CM 500S

SSANGYONG CHAIRMAN CM 600L

SSANGYONG RODIUS

SSANGYONG KORADO

SSANGYONG KORADO SOFTTOP

SSANGYONG MUSSO

SSANGYONG MUSSO SPORTS

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