Parkers overall rating: 2.5 out of 5 2.5

Special edition

Based on the Korando ES, the LE is a special edition which gets 18-inch wheels, a rear spoiler, air conditioning, cruise control, parking sensors and a 173bhp version of the 2.0-litre diesel engine emitting 157g/km of CO2.

All products from the Korean firm are also subject to a five-year, unlimited mileage warranty.

So should Kia and Hyundai be worried, or is this a car destined to fall by the wayside?

Read on for our full and comprehensive SsangYong Korando review to find out.