After 7 years with an underpowered but otherwise fantastic Musso, I purchased the Kyron second hand 3 years ago. It has performed beautifully in any task I have set it, including some pretty tough off road situations, and towing some pretty hefty loads. My only gripe is that when being serviced some time back the mechanic decided to use non Mercedes grade oil in the gearbox (to save the dealership money I presume). The result has been the onset of a vibration in the gearbox when accelerating gently. It does not happen if you really push it along, only when accelerating gently. The problem has lessened since I made them flush the gearbox and use the correct oil, but has not disappeared. The car is a dream on the open highway, but I am amazed how easily it handles the rough stuff as well. If the dealership can lift its game (and it needs a lot of lifting) and service centres are better spread around the country, I would grab another one next time round.
Submitted: 2015-03-04 | ID: 112716
My clutch pedal goes down very easily and the gear stick is very floppy. Does anyone else have this?
Submitted: 2014-07-18 | ID: 99922
I traded a V6 Toyota Camry to purchase the Kyron new January 2007. Purchased the 2.7 engine over the 2.0 I have driven 105000kms in it, some off road, and generally cannot fault. I consider the Kyron a better vehicle that the so called experts do. I have it serviced as per the service book. The only trouble I have had is the Turbo inlet hose came off in a cloud of black smoke. After re conection I get a noise on the "drift" like a baffe plate has been broken in the exhaust system by can live with it. Drive one then drive a Toyota, lastly if you are still not in favour of the Kyron, look at the price difference for what you get.
Submitted: 2014-02-06 | ID: 47369
I have been driving SsanYong Kryon for almost seven years, there are two problems coming up; The temperature seems to be rising a bit higher than half and secondly the piston-valves make a vibrating sound when starting and running on low-gears, 1 and 2, after that it’s all smooth.
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Your air mass sensor on the air box requires cleaning or worst case replacing. When the sensor plays up it sends incorrect readings to the computer and in turn the computer will either enrich or lean off the fuel supply. When this happens you will find the car labour when driving off which will cause the valve clatter and also you will find the car hesitates between 2000 to 2500 rpm. Sometimes you excessive exhaust smoke can be caused by the mass sensor. - John Dummler from Australia
Submitted: 2013-07-14 | ID: 47367
I have been driving Toyota Landcruisers for 15 years and I love them, but I don’t love the price. We looked at many reviews and were amazed at the amount of flack from people who have never driven one. I am impressed with my Kyron from the visual aspect to the seating, which is excellent. I like the rigid chassis in 4wd vehicles and what I save from not getting into a new Landcruiser in diesel and hard cash over 5 years will be around $50.000 plus, including what I will lose on selling a Korean vehicle. I love the drive and the look and my deisel savings, so am I happy? You bet I am! My advice is buy one and give it a try. We service every five thousand ks and have little problems with any of our four vehicles.
Submitted: 2012-06-25 | ID: 47365
I have 2008 Kyron. It’s great, a reliable and very solid car with lots of luxuries. It’s also relatively silent. The only problem I had was a transmission speed sensor failure. The service guys cleaned up the wire connectors. I’m still checking the car, but so far nothing has happend and I hope will not again.
Submitted: 2011-08-18 | ID: 47366
I have a 2006 model Kyron and after 120000km I experienced numerous problems: AC fail, air bag fail, had to replace glow plugs as well as injectors; one glow plug was stuck in the engine. The differential fails; it seem that the Sangyong may have a defect with the differential. At this time I have to repair the engine. The service is very poor and Ssangyong agents are no help.
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I have had a Kyron now for 3 years. There are a good few faults that happen to them all. The diff broke in back axle, out of warrenty, this cost 1,500 euros. Window regulator broke and there are 2 solenoides for the turbo that cost 150 euro each and all of them get these faults at some time. Stay away, pile of s**t - Andrew Crowdle from Ireland
Submitted: 2011-05-19 | ID: 47363
Perfect family vehicle. Relaxed drive, nice comfort and huge boot. Have had it for 3 years already, only minor problems. Mine is off-road tuned with skid-plates, suspension lift and bigger O/R tires, quite capable off-road in comparison to moder SUVs. Would buy again.
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Dear friend I’m looking for Kyron lift kit. What did you use? - Mauro B from Brazil
Submitted: 2011-05-12 | ID: 47361
My motoring life started with a brand new Honda Civic back in the mid 80’s when I was just out of university & working my first business. Back then Honda was decisively ahead in the driving pleasure from other Japanese cars or in the price category. Back then Honda was nick named ’The Japanese BMW’ & I saw why. The next two opportunities would have it that I will end up owning used BMW. From there it would take me to Ssangyong Kyron which seemed an odd one to move on to from what I was driving. Due more to my wife’s liking of SUV’s rather than my decisiveness on the choice, here I was, with a Korean SUV, older Mercedes technology at a price of a car. Though i am more a car person for reasons of driving pleasure & handling, Sri Lankan roading does seem to suit more off road type vehicles. Few weeks on and the Kyron is growing on me. Two years and 35,000km later the vehicle has grown on me to the extent it has become my toy. The firm feel, rolling over the bumpy roads, the leathery soft feel of the 2 lire turbo diesel motor with the help of a X1R additives in the engine oil & the fuel makes the vehicle as desirable to drive as any mass produced vehicle that is on the roads of Sri Lanka today. Kyron to me means motoring pleasure without the financial extravagance & the pleasures of driving enhanced with space technology of the worlds best motor additive to make dreams come true.
Submitted: 2010-03-15 | ID: 47360
What can I say? Comfort, style, luxury, quality, excellent value for money, very responsive, first car I’ve had with 4wd and it’s amazing, not too bad on fuel either, mine being the 2l diesel. Wow. The only fault I have with this car is the clock on the dash, I hate it being split in two, but that is my only issue, but it’s neither here nor there. Everywhere you go it attracts attention and turns heads, the amount of friends and strangers that have also complimented me on this amazing vehicle is unbelievable. I am well impressed and will recommend this amazing vehicle to all I come into contact with. If you are after a new car, don’t decide yet until you test drive one for yourself, then I guarentee you will be hooked!!! I PROMISE!!!
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Recently bought a Kyron (Manufactured in Dec 2008). All reasonable except that the vehicle causes me as the driver and the passenger to become car sick. From all the reports I have read to date, there is a fundamental problem with the suspension tuning, which no doubt is the cause for the motion sickness I am experiencing. Would be interested to know if anyone has had or is having a similar experience. For this reason (problem suspension) could not recommend this vehicle to any prospective buyer. There are better SUV’s available for a similar price - Ludwig Hirche from Australia
Submitted: 2010-01-31 | ID: 47358
Hi from South Africa, Ssangyong, not a very popular vehicle in SA, it has however attracted me by the relatively cheaper price in comparison to other SUV’s. The extras are excellent, diesel power is always a better option, seeing the price of petrol in SA. 4X4 power is excellent for trekking off road in the SA bush. Very comfortable, very spacious with enormous amount of space in the boot. Definitely not a car that you see often on the road but then again, why would you want to drive the same old same old as everybody else - Service history all in order - Recommend BIG TIME!!!!!! (Had to select England - SA not available).
Submitted: 2008-12-19 | ID: 47371
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This is a really great car, great to drive and very reasonable to run. Looks good and you’re not likely to see one everytime you turn a corner. Well done Ssang Yong.
Submitted: 2007-09-29 | ID: 47370
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