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SsangYong’s new entry into the SUV crossover market will come with a five-year, unlimited mileage warranty, the company has announced.

All major engine and drivetrain components are covered as well as the more usual items, so the wheel bearings, suspension joints and bushes, steering joints, shock absorbers and even the audio system are covered, no matter how many miles owners cover.

Paintwork is covered for three years, as is the battery.

Wearable items such as clutch plates and braking components are only covered for one year or 12,000 miles, but that seems like fair play given the relatively hard life they are likely to have, especially if owners tow caravans regularly.

This is more good news for the Korando, which although being blighted by its connection to SsangYong’s ugly models of the recent past, is actually rather good looking even among its company in the crossover market.

The company will be hoping it helps to turn heads towards a brand of car people haven’t considered before.