Looking for a well-built, large luxurious up-market MPV (Multi-Purpose
Vehicle) with plenty of all round legroom and yet economical
to run? SsangYong Stavic SV270Xdi is the answer.
is economical to run because of a 2.7 litre diesel engine
which is pleasantly quiet on the run compared to most other
diesel engine cars. Start the car and the familiar diesel
sound of "tak tak tack" is so muted that one will easily fooled
into believing the Stavic is powered by a petrol engine.
of all the -power plant is a proven unit found in the SsangYong
Rexton RX270Xdi SUV. It is a 2,696cc DOHC common rail turbo
diesel that can generate a potent 168 horse-power at 4,000rpm
with an astonishing 340NM torque.
It is this 340NM torque that is responsible for the strong
surge whenever the accelerator is touched. It is such that
there's no doubting that the Stavic is the most powerful that
is currently available in the local market.
was a breeze. All it takes is a steady pressure on the accelerator
and the Stavic will respond immediately. Watch the speedometer
as the strong response means it is very easy to go past 110kph
highway speed limit. Before you knew it, we were happily flying
about the aftersales and spare parts? This is the easy part,
for SsangYong has a technical tie-up with Daimler-Chrysler
and thust all their models such as the Rexton and now the
Stavic use their proven technology and features.
engine in fact is a carry-over from Mercedez Benz.
Recognize the gated gear-shift lever, the fully automatic
climatic dual aircond system, ABS brakes, driver's airbag
with seatbelt pretensioners, wood grain trim, leather seats,
REKES (remote keyless entry system) and power tilt and sliding
sunroof, among other features.
are two variants available for the Malaysian market; a Standard
variant and a LUX variant. The LUX variant has the benefit
of Mercedes-Benz ESP (electronic stability programme) which
keeps the car in stable conditions. It also comes with more
upmarket features such as SsangYong Audio Visual Package (DVD
player, PALTV turner, reverse camera and front and rear monitors).
The Stavic is large because it was originally built as an
11-seater for the Korean Domestic market. However, Competitive
Supreme Sdn Bhd, the sole importer and distributor for SsangYong
Motor Company is offering seven seats, hence the more-than-ample
legroom all round.
is built on the luxurious SsangYong Chairman Sedan platform,
but with special reinforcements incorporated into the moncoque
chassis frame to make it suitable for use as an MPV.
The Stavic features fourwheel independent suspension; the
front is fitted with a double wishbone setup while the rear
suspension is a multi-link arrangement.
comfort is wonderful, thank to the suspension with coil springs
all round, giving the Stavic excellent handling and comfortable
interior is luxuriously appointed, with electrically controlled
leather seats, full carpeting, and dual air-conditioning.
The centre row of seats can be swiveled to make the rear cabin
into a comfortable lounge, and these seats also fold over
to make coffee tables.
grain panels ac touch of class to the trim. There are plenty
of storage places for travel knick-knacks, and there are enough
drink holders for everybody.
electrical controlled sunroof that tilts as well as slide
open is a definite selling point.
Stavic price starts from RM168,000.