What is ICEing and why does it annoy electric car owners?

ICEing explained

An electric car charging company is introducing CCTV cameras to stop people from ICEing. But what exactly is ICEing?

You might not be familiar with the problem, so here’s a brief guide to bring you up to speed.

Putting the ICE in ICEing

Electric vehicle recharging point warning sign

Firstly, let’s explain ICE. This is a common acronym in the car world. It’s used to refer both to internal combustion engines and in-car entertainment. In the context of ICEing, it’s the former.

The act of ICEing is to park in a space intended for electric cars, without making use of, or having any need for, the charger. In other words, a car with an internal combustion engine using a parking space reserved for electric cars. 

It is a hugely frustrating obstacle for electric vehicle (EV) owners looking to pick up some power. As evidenced by the fact that relatively pricey measures are being taken to prevent it, such as CCTV cameras.

ICEing is actually a phenomenon that EV owners have been reporting on social media for years now. Reporetedly, some rather determined internal combustion advocates actually do it deliberately, to inconvenience drivers of electric cars.

The war on Tesla

ICEing explained

The term was first coined in America when repeated instances of large pick-up truck owners parking in Tesla supercharging spots were reported.

There were reports of Tesla owners being harassed by and getting abuse from truck drivers. Some even parked their trucks then mockingly clamped the chargers to the load bed.

ICEing: not a cover-all term

ICEing explained

What’s interesting is the detail behind the measures charging company Alfa Power is taking to prevent it. ICEing specifically refers to petrol or diesel-powered cars taking electric car charging spots.

However, at Alfa Power, charging points now guarded by CCTV: anyone who parks and doesn’t charge can expect to get a fine. Yes, even if they’re in an electric car. Are you ICEing if your car is also electric? 

The moral of the story is, don’t park in electric car charging bays unless you have the capacity – and the intention – to plug in yourself. EV owners need it more than you do.

What can be done about ICEing?

EV parking enforcement

Alfa Power’s CCTV cameras are one answer to the problem of ICEing. In other countries, electric car charging point operators have devised other solutions.

In China, Tesla charging points have started getting locks. These are barriers in the space that Tesla owners can drop via an app, to ‘unlock’ the space.

They’re not huge, though, so the kinds of lifted pick-ups we mentioned above might not be too troubled by them. Perhaps if a similar system is to make its way to America, larger ‘locks’ should be used.

Meanwhile, some Tesla owners in the U.S. have tested how good their cars are at towing, by dragging ICEers out of the space, but we wouldn’t recommend that…

How to get the best price for your PCP trade-in

How to get the best price for your PCP trade-in

Research shows that only 20 percent of people with a Personal Contract Purchase (PCP) deal actually go on to buy the car. Which means the vast majority either walk away at the end of the contract or decide to use the car as a trade-in against a new model.

In fact, getting a new car is the most common option for people at the end of a PCP deal. So how do you ensure that you get the best possible price for your trade-in vehicle? Read on to find out.

Beware the ‘minimum’ in GMFV

There are three parts to a PCP deal: the deposit, the monthly repayments and the final payment, which is often referred to as a ‘balloon’ payment.

The final payment is set by the finance company estimating what the car will be worth at the end of the contract. This is called the Guaranteed Minimum Future Value (GMFV) and it’s your first indication of what the car will be worth as a trade-in.

But it’s not set in stone, because a number of variables will dictate the final valuation.

Note the use of the word ‘minimum’. If the car drops in value, you’ll be protected against a potential loss – the finance company will take the hit. But it’s your responsibility to maintain the car to the terms set out in your PCP contract.

Failure to do so could mean that the price you get for the car drops below the ‘minimum’ agreed value.

Mileage limit

PCP mileage limit

Your first potential pitfall is the mileage limit you agreed to at the start of the PCP contract. Dealers tempt punters with low monthly payments based on strict mileage restrictions, so make sure you set a realistic limit.

A finance company will charge anything from 3p to 30p for every mileage you are over, so a few thousand miles could cost you a few hundred pounds. You have been warned.

If you think you’ll go over the mileage limit, it’s far better to negotiate a new deal before the contract than to wait until the end, as the penalty is likely to exceed that of a higher mileage cap.

Damage charges

PCP deal damage

Read the small print of your PCP contract and you may notice financial penalties for minor damage to the car. Remember, you don’t own the car unless you make the final payment, so the finance company expects you to take care of the vehicle on its behalf.

If the car requires light work to make it ready for sale, you’ll be expected to stump up the cash. This could include damage to the paintwork, kerbed alloy wheels and stains on the upholstery.

Wear and tear is fine – you don’t have to live with a concours-winning car – but anything beyond that could cost you dear.

It’s in your interest to maintain the car to the highest standards, because the difference between the final payment and the car’s value can be used to reduce the deposit on the next car.

Service history

PCP deal service history

You’re required to maintain the vehicle to the manufacturer’s service schedule at the correct franchise dealership. Failure to do so will cost you hundreds, possibly thousands, of pounds at the end of the contract.

These points apply even if you decide to have the car back at the end of the PCP deal, so if you’re not comfortable with any of them, you might want to consider another form of financing your car.

For example, a personal loan means that you’re free from mileage and servicing restrictions, but at the mercy of potential depreciation disasters.

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New Triumph Daytona 765 is a Moto2 racer for the road

Triumph Daytona Moto2 765 Limited EditionTriumph Motorcycles ran a race to remember in the 1966 Florida Daytona 200. American rider Buddy Elmore started 46th on the grid – yet came through to finish in first place (with an average speed of nearly 97 mph – in 1966!). This memorable victory was on a prototype motorcycle, too: the T100 Tiger. It was soon rechristened ‘Daytona’.

The British motorcycle firm revived the Daytona name in the 1990s, and it was soon back racing. It has since won the Isle Man TT, World SuperSports championships in Britain, Germany, France as well as the overall World title – and even scored another victory at the Daytona International Speedway.

And now the Daytona name has become even more storied. For 2019, Triumph is the sole engine supplier to the Moto2 World Championship – and it’s marking this fact with an ultra-special Daytona Moto2 765 Limited Edition, to be sold in strictly limited numbers in the U.S. and Canada, Europe, Asia and other key markets.

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Triumph describes the new Daytona Moto2 765 Limited Edition as “the closest you can get to a genuine Moto2 factory ride for the road”. Moto2 is the feeder series to the top-line MotoGP championship, and Triumph is delighted with its official partnership with the FIM MotoGP World Championship. It is the first time the officials have partnered with a manufacturer to make a Moto2-licenced ride.

The engine, for starters, is derived directly from the 765cc-triple racing motors. With 130 horsepower at 12,250 rpm, it is Triumph’s highest-ever 765cc output. “Race-bred power and performance for the road,” says the firm, although it isn’t all high-end drama: benefits can be felt throughout the rev range.

Unbelievable noise

Triumph Daytona Moto2 765 Limited Edition

The new Daytona Moto2 765 Limited Edition also sounds incredible – genuinely like a Moto2 racer – thanks to the “unbelievable” sounds from a new Arrow titanium race exhaust. This TIG-welded can is directly inspired by the Moto2 silencer, and sounds particularly wild at the engine’s 13,250 rpm redline.

Even the gearbox is race-bred. The ratios are track-spec, using research straight from the Moto2 engine development programme. There’s a Triumph Shift Assist up- and downshifter as well, for clutchless gearshifts.

Slowing it down is a set of Brembo’s highest-performance brakes for a road-going motorcycle. The Brembo Stylema anchors are lightweight and immediate, proving durable on a circuit and light in weight. Brembo also supplies other components within the brake system for a premium performance.

Pirelli’s grippiest-ever high-performance Diablo Supercorsa SP tires are fitted, as is Ohlins front and rear suspension that’s adjustable for bump, compression and rebound.

This is a lightweight machine, lighter than the previous Daytona, despite its extra performance and features. The main frame weighs less, as does the rear swingarm, while the cast aluminium wheels are the lightest in its sector.

Feast of fiber

Triumph Daytona Moto2 765 Limited Edition

Amazingly, Triumph fits full carbon fiber bodywork. There’s a single piece cockpit with full fairing, a redesigned rear unit and carbon fiber mudguard, hugger, upper chain guard and race-spec lower chain guard.

Triumph Daytona Moto2 765 Limited Edition

The Moto2 racing engine development bike wears a modern Union Jack-style livery. This has inspired the branding of the Moto2 765 Limited Edition, which wears a bespoke Carbon Black, Graphite Grey and Aluminum Silver paint finish. Some of that carbon fiber is left exposed, pleasingly, and we also like the clear anodised finish on the main frame and swing arm.

Triumph Daytona Moto2 765 Limited Edition

Triumph will only make 765 machines for the U.S. and Canada, plus another 765 for Europe, Asia and other markets. Each will have its limited edition number laser-etched on the Moto2-branded aluminium top yoke, which is made from a single machined billet.

Triumph Daytona Moto2 765 Limited Edition

No Daytona has ever had this much equipment, boasts Triumph. The TFT display is, it says, category-leading, and there’s a custom Moto2 Triumph branded start-up graphic and lap timer for added special edition kudos.

Five custom riding modes are fitted to a Daytona for the first time: Rain, Road, Rider Configurable, Sport and Track. These alter throttle map, traction control and ABS settings, all masterminded by ride-by-wire (something Elmore could only dream of back in ‘66).

The Moto2 race team’s road project

Triumph Daytona Moto2 765 Limited Edition

The same team that worked on the Moto2 engines has overseen the creation of the Triumph Daytona Moto2 765 Limited Edition, says the Hinckley, Leicestershire company. Launched on the eve of the MotoGP British Grand Prix at Silverstone, it is “the most dynamic, agile and precise-handling Daytona ever”, and sure now to be in hot demand.

Keep on clicking to see in full “the closest you can get to a genuine Moto2 factory racer for the road”.

CarFest South 2019: everything you need to know

CarFest South 2019 is underway

This year’s double whammy of Chris Evans’ CarFest continues apace this Bank Holiday weekend, with the southern edition taking place from Friday 23 August until Sunday 25 August.

Here’s our whistle-stop guide to CarFest South 2019.

CarFest: general info

Chris Evans

This is the seventh year that CarFest, the brainchild of Chris Evans to raise money for BBC Children in Need, has run. It might surprise you to note that it’s not all about cars, too. There’s plenty for music and food lovers to enjoy.

CarFest North has already taken place, in Chester, while CarFest South is underway in Overton in Hampshire. It’s held at 1979 Formula 1 World Champion Jody Scheckter’s Laverstoke Park Farm, which is famous for its buffalo mozzarella. 

The website refers to CarFest as “a place to have a great time doing great things. It’s about making more marvellous memories for families”. A Google reviewer referred to it as “Radio 2 in a field” in his five-star review, so take that how you will…

How do I get to CarFest?

CarFest South is actually something you can search for on Google maps. Generally speaking, heading towards Basingstoke is a good place to start. That means heading westbound on the M3 from London, south on the A34 from Oxford or eastbound on the A303 if you’re coming from Devon or Cornwall.

What’s on at CarFest?

CarFest 2019

As above. Cars, music and food, and lots of it. From the latest supercars, to historic racers, and everything in between, there’s plenty for car lovers. Of course there is – it wouldn’t be CarFest if there wasn’t.

Auto Trader, a headline sponsor for the event, will this year be showcasing a range of winners from this year’s New Car Awards.

The new Starfest stage will feature appearances from celebrities such as Rob Brydon, Roger Daltrey, Rick Astley, Ricky Wilson and Sharleen Spiteri amongst others.

There’s also the ‘Clubfest’ stage for the clubbers among you, plus ‘Carfeast’, which features the CarFest pub, as well as a chocolate factory and daily street parties with lots to cook and eat.

“We’ll be celebrating the joy of feasting together as a family. It’s about cooking together, eating together, creating recipes together, drinking together and celebrating together at the Street Party.”

CarFest essentials: what to pack

  • A tent, if you’re camping
  • Bottled water, and lots of it
  • Sun cream – the weekend is projected to be hot!
  • A camera, to capture all the fun
  • A smartphone, to share your experience on social media

Are you heading there? Use the comments section to let us know what you thought of CarFest 2019. And be sure to read our guide to the best motoring events of 2019.

Watch: CarFest South 2018

Van drivers are paying £600k a year in loading bay fines

Volkswagen parking bay fines

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is highlighting the parking fine plight facing the UK’s van drivers. Over the past three years, fines administered have added up to £1.7million.

Where are they getting these fines? Loading bays…

Volkswagen parking bay fines

That adds up to around £600,000 a year. Councils have issued around 13,000 parking fines a year since 2015 and the number of fines administered has risen by around 10 percent year-on-year.

Interestingly, around 23 percent of appeals against penalty charge notices for incorrect loading bay use were successful. Volkswagen believes there is palpable confusion around the rules of loading bays.

The rules of loading bay parking

Volkswagen parking bay fines

  • Loading bays are designed to do exactly what it says on the sign. That’s to say, they’re for collecting pre-ordered goods, or dropping off goods that require a vehicle to transport them.
  • Unattended vehicles need to have hazard lights turned on, to make it clear that they’re being loaded or unloaded.
  • Crucially, a loading bay should never be used as a way station to wait in while parking frees up.
  • Time restrictions also apply to almost every loading bay. Make sure to operate in accordance with these.

Volkswagen parking bay fines

“As this research reveals, PCNs are costing businesses thousands of pounds a year,” said Sarah Cox, head of marketing at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles.

“In fact, they can be avoided completely if you understand the rules correctly. Loading bays are an essential part of the red route network as they allow businesses to access central locations to make and receive important deliveries. As the rules change between councils, it is crucial that you check before you park.”

August bank holiday: the roads to avoid

August bank holiday 2019 traffic

It’s the August bank holiday weekend and that means one thing for Britain’s motorists: traffic. Both the RAC and Green Flag have supplied lists of roads likely to prove troublesome over the bank holiday period.

Here’s the what, when and where of the roads you need to avoid.

Bank holiday mayhem

August bank holiday 2019 traffic

The RAC predicts that there will be some 16.5 million leasure trips by car taken this bank holiday weekend.

Meanwhile, Green Flag, based on data from last year, is estimating that it will receive 138,000 calls for breakdowns over the period between today (Friday 23 August) and Monday (26 August). It’s also predicting that some 77,000 incidents will occur on British roads during this period.

Your best chance of avoiding an incident or indeed a breakdown is steering clear of the most congested roadways at the most congested times. To that end, the RAC has collated its predictions for where it expects the most congestion to be, and when, based on data from analytics specialists INRIX.

Bank Holiday advice

August bank holiday 2019 traffic

Avoid the M25 and the M6 if at all possible. Friday and Saturday are likely to be the busiest, with over 9 million of the expected 16.5 million of this weekend’s leisure journeys expected to take place over today and tomorrow (Saturday)

Use your own knowledge of local roads and relevant traffic reports, as well as the following advice, when planning your journeys.

August bank holiday 2019 traffic

Friday 23 August

When: 11am to 6pm

Where: M25 south east anticlockwise, J4 Bromley to J1 Dartford – 3.15pm

  M6 north J18 Chester to J24 St Helens – 2pm

Advice: avoid the above routes at the time’s they’re expected to be most congested. If possible, take your journey in the evening.

Saturday 24 August

When: 10.30am to 2pm

Where: M6 north J22 Newton to J26 Liverpool – 3.45pm

  M25 south east anticlockwise, J4 Bromley to J1 Dartford – 1.45pm

Advice: avoid the above routes at the times they’re expected to be most congested. If possible, take your journey after 4pm.

Sunday 25 August

When: 12.30pm to 2pm

Where: M25 clockwise J7 Gatwick to J16 M40 – 1.30pm

  A303 West Amesbury to A36 – 5pm

Advice: avoid the above routes at the times they’re expected to be most congested. If possible, take your journey early (before 10.30am) or later on (after 6.30pm).

Monday 26 August

When: 12pm and 2.30pm

Where: M6 south J27 Wigan to J13 Stafford – 2.15pm

  M25 anticlockwise J10 Guildford to J6 East Grinstead – 2.45pm

Advice: avoid the above routes at the times they’re expected to be most congested. If possible, take your journey early (before 11am) or later on (after 6pm).

bank holiday weekend traffic

“Bank holidays have historically been one of the busiest times for road trips, and this year drivers could even see record-level travel delays,” said Trevor Reed, transportation analyst at INRIX.

“Knowing when and where congestion will build can help drivers avoid the stress of sitting in traffic.”

Buying a car on PCP? Avoid ‘rip-off’ optional extras

Avoid optional extras on PCP

Car buyers are being warned to avoid ‘rip-off’ optional extras when purchasing a car on a PCP deal.

Buying a car on Personal Contract Purchase (PCP) means that you’re financing the difference between the car’s value NOW and the forecasted residual value at the END of the contract.

There’s a deposit to pay at the start, followed by a succession of fixed monthly payments, then an optional ‘balloon’ payment at the end.

Around 90 percent of privately-bought new cars are now financed, and PCP is popular because the monthly payments tend to be cheaper than traditional finance packages. Consumers also have the option to upgrade to a newer model at the end of the deal.

But analysts at BuyaCar.co.uk have calculated that adding optional extras to cars financed on PCP adds a disproportionate amount to the monthly payments.

Most new car finance schemes charge the full original cost of any options split into instalments, ignoring the fact that a car with thousands of pounds’ worth of extras would be worth more at the end of the contract – which should reduce how much those extras add to the monthly fee.

Options at a car dealer

It means that adding extras like a panoramic roof, premium sound system, winter pack or suite of safety features might cost significantly more to finance than a car with a higher trim level offering the kit as standard.

According to BuyaCar.co.uk, on a typical PCP deal for a Ford Fiesta 1.0-litre 100 Titanium, every £1 per month covers £72.94 of the list price. Meanwhile, the same £1 increment equates to £46.91 worth of options. This is based on a 48-month contract, with zero deposit and 9,000 miles per annum.

The same is true of a Volkswagen Golf TSI Match – £1 per month covers £69.56 of the value, with each additional £1 covering just £43.63 of extras. In another example, BuyaCar.co.uk showed that adding £22,465 worth of extras to a Jaguar F-Pace R-Sport would add an additional £505.55 per month to the £504.33 monthly fee for the car.

Don’t load a basic car with expensive features

Austin Collins, managing director of BuyaCar.co.uk, said: “Although PCP finance has made new cars more affordable to ordinary people than ever before, there are still aspects of personal contract purchase which do not always represent the best value buyers could get for their money and option costs are one of them.

“Buyers can protect themselves though, by choosing a car with the desired equipment already installed rather than loading a basic model with expensive features.”

Mini in a showroom

Mini, for example, recognises that certain options or option packs make the car more valuable at the end of the contract. While the Navigation Plus and Comfort packs should add £2,900 to the cost of a five-door Mini Cooper Sport, it only adds £2,148.26 to the total cost of a PCP deal.

In monthly terms, a customer pays an extra £51.75 a month rather than an additional £71.

The only true way to avoid inflated PCP payments is to buy a used car loaded with your desired options. Austin Collins said: “Used cars represent the very best value for money when it comes to getting a car with plenty of standard and optional kit fitted, because they have already lost the bulk of their original value and that is reflected in the purchase cost – and PCP finance monthly payments – for the car.”

Nearly all new private cars are bought on finance

nine in ten cars sold on finance

New figures released by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) have revealed that between June 2018 and June 2019, new private car sales through point-of-sale consumer finance topped 91 percent. That’s over nine in every ten private car sales floated via finance.

nine in ten cars sold on finance

Last year, automotive marketplace Auto Trader said that it predicted that within ten years, all new cars would be sold via some form of finance.

“The age of traditional ownership is coming to an end,” Auto Trader CFO and COO Nathan Coe said.

If the above figure is anything to go by, that could come sooner than even Auto Trader predicted.

nine in ten cars sold on finance

The FLA is also reporting that year-to-date in June 2019, the POS consumer new car finance market fell by five percent. The used market held up a little better, with used car finance down just one percent over the same period.

Overall, the market is down by three percent, though representatives from FLA say this isn’t an unexpected result.

“The POS consumer used car finance market reported a record total for new business volumes in the first half of the year of almost 772,000 vehicles,” said Geraldine Kilkelly, head of research and chief economist at the Finance and Leasing Association.

“While the modest fall in POS consumer new car finance in the first six months of 2019 was in line with wider trends in private new car sales.”

James Hetfield Collection at Petersen Museum

More heavy metal to star at the Petersen Automotive Museum in 2020

James Hetfield Collection at Petersen MuseumTwo new exhibits will bring hard rock and epic hypercars to the Petersen Automotive Museum in 2020. 

An announcement as part of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance included details of the new collections coming next year.

Fans of heavy metal band Metallica will have a special reason to visit the Los Angeles venue, following a major automotive donation.

Quench my thirst with gasoline

James Hetfield Collection at Petersen MuseumMetallica co-founder and California native James Hetfield has donated 10 of his personal cars to be displayed at the museum. 

Hetfield is renowned for being a fan of all things automotive. The collection includes the special custom 1948 Jaguar ‘Black Pearl’, along with a 1937 Lincoln Zephyr named ‘Voodoo Priest’. 

In addition to the collection of Hetfield-owned cars, the exhibition will also feature artifacts and memorabilia from Metallica’s music career. 

The exhibition will be open to the public from February 2020, with Hetfield having already donated the cars to the Petersen earlier this year. 

Garage Inc.

James Hetfield Collection at Petersen MuseumA second new exhibition has also been unveiled for June 2020, which will bring together some of the fastest modern road cars on the planet. 

The aptly named “Hypercars’ exhibition will gather up 30 exotic machines which exemplify the cutting edge of automotive performance. 

As part of the Pebble Beach press conference, two new members were appointed to the Petersen Museum board

Dr Wolfgang Porsche, chairman of the board of Porsche Automobil Holding SE and son of Ferry Porsche, was appointed an honorary member.

Hong Kong-based car collector, and former Le Mans racer, William E. Connor also became a board member.

New 2019 SsangYong Korando: everything you need to know

New SsangYong Korando front

The all-new SsangYong Korando boasts a segment-busting £19,995 price tag and a comprehensive seven-year/150,000-mile warranty. Still want that Nissan Qashqai?

Admittedly, the range-topping Korando Ultimate edition costs £31,995, but few SUVs offer so much for such a low price.

The fourth-generation Korando is available in four trim levels: ELX, Ventura, Pioneer and Ultimate. Two- and four-wheel-drive variants are available, along with a choice of a 1.6-litre diesel engine or a 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol.

New SsangYong Korando rear

A ‘spirited deluxe crossover’

In the headline-grabbing £19,995 ELX trim, the Korando is powered exclusively with the 1.5-litre petrol engine, which will be available in December 2019. It delivers 163hp and 207lb ft of torque, but SsangYong hasn’t confirmed the full performance and economy figures.

Available in two-wheel-drive only, the ELX boasts 17-inch alloy wheels, all-weather tyres, cruise control, DAB, Bluetooth, six airbags, plus automatic lights and wipers.

Moving up to the Ventura adds £3,000 to the price tag, along with faux leather with deluxe fabric seat upholstery, 18-inch diamond-cut alloys with standard tyres, heated front seats, front and rear parking sensors, electronic parking brake, 10.25-inch LCD instrument cluster, plus an 8-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

New SsangYong Korando interior

Once again, the Korando Ventura is available exclusively with two-wheel-drive and a petrol engine.

The £26,495 to £28,495 Korando Pioneer is aimed at the caravan and towing market, hence the availability of four-wheel-drive and the standard 1.6-litre diesel engine. It produces 136hp and 239lb ft of torque to deliver a 0-62mph time of 12.01 seconds.

It emits 144g/km of CO2 using the old NEDC test regime and a claimed 48.7mpg using the WLTP combined cycle.

New SsangYong Korando boot

Pioneer trim offers a two-tonne towing capacity plus a similar spec to the Ventura. Changes include 17-inch alloys with all-weather tyres, a heated steering wheel and full-size spare wheel.

Ultimate prices start from £26,495, with the range-topping Korando available with a choice of transmissions, engines and drivetrains. The lavish spec includes leather seats, dual-zone climate control, advanced safety kit, premium in-car infotainment, 19-inch diamond-cut alloys, keyless start, LED headlights and an electric tailgate.

SsangYong says it “makes a spirited deluxe crossover vehicle at an affordable price”.

New SsangYong Korando instrument cluster

A six-speed automatic gearbox will be the only transmission available at launch. Manual versions will be available in the UK early 2020.

The SsangYong Korando is expected to achieve a five-star Euro NCAP safety rating thanks to a wide range of safety features. Given the specifications, it’s likely that the higher trim level or safety pack will be required to achieve the maximum five stars.

SsangYong Korando: the right choice?

Nick Laird, managing director at SsangYong Motors, expects the new Korando to punch above its weight in a crowded segment. “Our ‘badge’ may be less well known, but what SsangYong lacks in current recognition, we more than make up for with cars that offer huge value without ever feeling compromised.

“We also have so much faith in our build quality, that we offer a full 7-year/150,000-mile warranty so customers can be quietly confident that they’ve made the right choice when it comes to the things that really matter.

“We are sure that, with the new Korando, we have a vehicle that has the potential to upstage some much bigger names in the marketplace.”