SsangYong Rodius - unusually capacious off-road vehicle
English designer Ken Grinley, who designedthe body of the car SsangYong Actyon, according to many, was under the indelible impression of what looked like a Soviet lunar rover. It is rumored that when constructing an enlarged SsangYong Rodius cross-country minivan, he tried to make a yacht in an automotive wrapper. The resulting design resembles a shuttle-trasformer, in which it is possible on the way to make your way to the rear fourth row of armchairs, in order to squish the children who are raging. And outwardly it is similar to the long-stretched SsangYong Kyron, which in the back, sloping from the stretch, welded the glazed log cabin to shoot back from the pursuers. Although jokes-jokes, and the car turned out to be roomy, streamlined and stand out from the crowd of fellow.
In early 2013, at the Geneva Motor Show,demonstrated a new version of SsangYong Stavic (the so-called Rodius, which is sold in Australia and some other countries). SsangYong Rodius 2013 release received a more angular, but no less streamlined design, similar to the classic American family minibuses for tourist trips. The car body is equipped with four rows of seats, which form 7.9 and even 11 seats for passengers. By simple manipulations with a screwdriver, it can be transformed into three berths or a trunk, a volume as much as 3,240 liters.
Owners who decided to buy such a carin Russia and the CIS countries, a little. But these are people with an active lifestyle, and their feedback contains many interesting comments. First, the owners of SsangYong Rodius are very impressed with the stability of this car on the road. Even in wet snow and in the presence of snow drifts, drivers can confidently move and keep the chosen course. Secondly, the increased cross-country ability of SsangYong Rodius at the level of a quality SUV causes satisfaction. The frame construction, lowered gears and a pluggable all-wheel drive make it easy to feel in many critical situations. Thirdly, SsangYong Rodius has a roomy and easily transformable interior, which allows you to easily solve any problems of economic and tourist trips. Fourth, the car has a low fuel consumption for a minivan of this size. A diesel car with a 2.7-liter engine while traveling to and from the Crimea from Yekaterinburg (6,600 km) showed an average flow of 9.6 liters per 100 km.
From the disadvantages of Rodius from SsangYong reviewsmention a harsh suspension, "podkidyvayuschiysya ass" (if it is not loaded), "talkative" plastic, especially in the back of the machine. Drivers also complain about the weak front posts and the "pecking" of the nose with sudden braking and driving on bumps. Noise insulation of the car - also not at altitude, but in fact for long trips - this is critical. During the transformation of the cabin to dismantle any seat, you need to unscrew the four bolts - and this also does not cause rapture. Drivers complain of a bad view from behind, and blind spots in the visibility - in front.
However, in general, SsangYong Rodius - inexpensive,reliable and very convenient car for a large family, a friendly company or a small company. Especially it can help out in the event that you like to take on a trip a lot of things that you will never need.