The first-generation SsangYong Rodius was produced in 2004 as a replacement for the SsangYong Istana. In other parts of the world, the Korean automobile maker marketed the multi-purpose vehicle as the Micro Stavic, the SsangYong Stavic, and the SsangYong Rodius Euro.
The first series of the SsangYong Rodius was designed based on the essence of a luxury yacht and was powered by a Mercedes-Benz licensed 3.2-liter six-cylinder gas engine, a 2.7-liter five-cylinder common rail diesel engine, and a 2.0-liter e-XDi 200 engine.
The second-generation SsangYong Rodius was presented in 2012. In other parts of the world, it was released as the SsangYong Turismo, the SsangYong Korando, the SsangYong Stavic, and the SsangYong Stavic Rodius. The multi-purpose vehicle’s revamped exterior was praised worldwide and received the “Best MPV Design” from Thailand’s renowned automobile magazine Grand Prix.
In the Philippines, the second-generation SsangYong Rodius was launched in 2016 through the efforts of Autohub Group, the exclusive local dealer of SsangYong vehicles nationwide.
The SsangYong Rodius measures 5,130mm long, 1,915mm wide, and 1,815mm tall.
Exterior highlights include the four-slotted chrome-trimmed radiator grille with a front view camera, a pair of sleek headlights with daytime running lights, fog lights, body-colored door handles, roof rails, body-colored side moldings, high-mounted stop lamp, sharp taillights, a pair of brake lights, and a set of 17-inch alloy wheels.
The SsangYong Rodius is built with a 3,000mm wheelbase that can comfortably accommodate nine passengers. Notable interior highlights include four captain’s seat in the second and third row, a well-designed instrument panel, an efficient air conditioning system, rearview mirror with auto-dimming function, foldable seats on the last row that extends the 875-liter cargo space, power windows, power outlet for mobile device charging, and steering with audio control.
Technology & Safety Features
The SsangYong Rodius is fitted with a seven-inch touchscreen with DVD, MP3 player, Apple Carplay, and Android Auto. It is connected through Aux, Bluetooth, USB, and paired with six speakers strategically placed throughout the cabin.
In terms of safety, the SsangYong Rodius is built with a good number of airbags, electronic brakeforce distribution, an anti-lock braking system, security alarm, electronic door locks, hill start assist, emergency stop signal, reverse parking sensors, and more.
Platform & Chassis
The SsangYong Rodius is equipped with a Double Wishbone suspension at the front and a multi-link suspension at the front.
Engine & Drivetrain
The SsangYong Rodius runs using a 2.0-liter four-cylinder 16-valve engine mated with a five-speed automatic transmission. It is guaranteed to deliver 155 horsepower with 360 Newton meters of torque.