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Find the perfect SUV for the perfect kiwi Lifestyle! The Rexton can fit the whole family, it's hard to beat for style, practicality and value for money. Check out the Korando a model which offers consumers a new level of value with class leading performance and comfort. The new Rhino is new generation of ute, with a level of versatility that makes it perfect for both work and play or the all NEW Tivoli Turbo born to lead with its elegant design and confident styling that truly sets it apart from the rest of the field.

In November 2010, SsangYong New Zealand relaunched their NZ operation with new headquarters and a full service parts and service facility and office based in Taupo.

From the purpose built premises, the SsangYong New Zealand team provides wholesale distribution to its specialist dealer network around New Zealand, vehicle leasing and finance options and a genuine SsangYong parts distribution service.

SsangYong is supported by a premium dealer network throughout New Zealand and an experienced service team, which gives you the peace of mind that when you purchase a SsangYong vehicle you have our support over the lifetime of the vehicle.

SsangYong Motor’s existence is a history of frontiers crossed and challenges met to achieve a better future. Korea’s oldest automotive manufacturer, SsangYong is respected for its rugged build quality, reliability and outstanding performance since its foundation in 1954, made possible by the company’s quality engineering.

SsangYong has focused on four-wheel drives since its inception, producing specialist vehicles for clients ranging from the US Army to emergency services. It has used that expertise to craft a range of award-winning 4x4 vehicles such as the Musso and Korando. Since 2000, SsangYong established itself as the Korean SUV leader, building a full line of vehicles comprising Rexton, Korando, Musso, Tivoli and XLV.

SsangYong Motor has led the advancement of eco-friendly diesel technology through the development of an advanced, world-class common rail engine. The company continues to concentrate its efforts in strengthening its global competitive edge by producing small, environmentally friendly engines that conform to the strict Euro 6 emissions standard.

Moreover, as part of sustainable management and to secure future growth, the company is focusing its resources on the research and development of eco-friendly vehicles such as electric vehicles and new futuristic technologies that employ core technologies of the fourth industrial revolution.

By implementing global and customer-oriented management, SsangYong Motor is expanding its presence in the world market. The company exports its SUVs through some 1,645 sales outlets in over 160 countries and is actively expanding its global presence by establishing distribution in most major international markets

Pursuing only the best, SsangYong Motor is increasing its efforts to develop new designs and technologies that can achieve high driving performance and reflect the company’s identity. Moreover, by fully capitalizing on its strong SUV product range, SsangYong will be able to strengthen its position as a competitive SUV maker in technical cooperation with Mahindra & Mahindra, a company that also specializes in SUVs.

We look forward to you joining us on a journey to the future as SsangYong Motor strives to achieves its vision to become Korea’s most respected and innovative automotive company.


LDV is a division of SAIC (Shanghai Automobile and Industrial Corporation), the largest automotive manufacturer in China. A Fortune Global 500 company, SAIC sold over 5 million vehicles in 2013 and has formed joint ventures with Volkswagen and General Motors. In 2009 SAIC acquired the commercial vehicles division of British Motor Corporation which included the LDV platform.

In addition to production of the LDV, SAIC sells vehicles under a variety of badges. Brand names that are exclusive to SAIC include MG, Roewe, and Yuejin. Products produced by SAIC joint venture companies are sold under other marques including Buick, Chevrolet, Iveco, Skoda, Volkswagen and Wuling. The SAIC Group also has interests in a number of vehicle component businesses as well as supporting automotive services such as automotive financing.

LDV (formerly known as Leyland-DAF Vehicles) is now part of the Chinese state owned SAIC Motor Group. SAIC Motor is the largest automaker in China and one of the largest vehicle manufactures in the world, having partnerships with several Western brands including General Motors, Volkswagen and Iveco. With US$106.7 billion in revenue, SAIC climbed to number 46 on the Global Fortune 500 list of companies in 2016. Aside from producing components like engines, gearboxes, and powertrains, the company also covers the research, production and vehicle sales of both passenger and commercial vehicles. LDV is represented in New Zealand by Great Lake Motor Distributors Ltd, a 100% Kiwi owned company which also distributes the Korean marque SsangYong.

Through a spirit of independent innovation and focus on consumer and environmental demands, the SAIC Group is now Forbes magazine's 10th most powerful automotive company in the world.

LDV is one of Europe's most recognized commercial vehicle brands. Not only has LDV had sales success as a cargo and passenger van, it has been selected by the British government for use by the Royal Bank, Royal Mail and as travel vehicles for the British Royal family. It is also the recipient of numerous international awards.

All SsangYong Models are supported by a 5 year manufacturer's warranty with AA Roadside Assistance. LDV T60 Utes have a 5 star ANCAP safety rating and a 5 year 130,000km manufacturer's warranty. LDV vans have a 3 year 100,000km manufacturer's warranty.

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Shane Drummond
Managing Director
027 443 2216

Ben Brownie
General Manager
021 258 6124

Xavier Kirby
Sales Manager
027 255 4665