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2012 SsangYong Actyon Sports dual-cab ute now on sale

SsangYong has launched the all-new 2012 SsangYong Actyon Sports in Australia. The new model showcases a fresh modern design, while boasting ‘best in its class’ fuel economy.

Three variants makeup the range, spanning from the entry-level Tradie – available in 2WD and 4WD, to the SX – also available in 2WD and 4WD, and the top line SPR 4WD automatic.

All variants come with a 2.0-litre e-XDi200 diesel four-cylinder engine producing 114kW of power and 360Nm of torque. The 2WD Tradie and SX, when equipped with the six-speed manual transmission option, offer an average fuel consumption rating of 7.3L/100km/h.

(The 2WD automatic offers 7.6L/100km, while the manual 4WD models offer 7.4, and the automatic 4WD models offer 7.9.)

All 4WD models come with a part-time four-wheel drive system, selectable in the cabin. High and low range is also selectable for rugged off-road use.

As for the styling, you have to admit SsangYong has come a long way. Looking at the new front end you could easily mistake it for a modern Japanese vehicle. At the rear it does become a little awkward, but the upshot is a larger tray and overall dimensions than the previous model.

Standard features for the base model Tradie include a USB/Bluetooth compatible in-car entertainment system, a tray liner, and driving lights. Unfortunately, these variants miss out on stability control, however twin front airbags are part of the package.

Stepping up the variant-level ladder, the SX adds 16-inch alloy wheels, a leather steering wheel and gear knob, cruise control, and traction and stability control, while the sporty top-spec SPR 4WD automatic gets 18-inch alloy wheels, parking sensors, a leather interior, and heated front seats.

2012 SsangYong Actyon Sports dual cab prices:

Actyon Sports List
Prices
Drivetrain
Transmission
Manufacturer’s
Recommended List Price*
Driveaway price^
Tradie 2WD Manual $25,282 $26,990
Automatic $27,782 $29,554
4WD Manual $28,282 $30,066
Automatic $30,782 $32,630
SX 2WD Manual $29,282 $31,092
Automatic $31,782 $33,656
4WD Manual $32,282 $34,168
Automatic $34,782 $36,732
SPR 4WD Automatic $37,782 $39,809

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.