The Korando already had one of the neatest profiles of all of the budget SUVs and the CSE commercial carries on that theme. Externally, the front receives a revised treatment that includes a slimmed down black mesh radiator grille, contemporary projection headlights and LED daytime running lights, while the interior has also been given a significant re-design that includes a completely updated dashboard.
The Giugiaro styling is clean, with tidy detailing and a distinctive silhouette. SsangYong has clearly made an effort to lift the tone with metallic finishes and some bold lines, and the basic ergonomics are good, something that all too often gets forgotten in the chase for ever flashier control systems. There's still loads of space on board too, the completely flat load area accessed via a high lifting tailgate or two side doors, and packs a useful 1,312 cubic litre load volume. The load deck length is 152.5cm, and there's 96.5cm between the wheel arches. The car also carries a very practical 433kg payload. The rear windows are blacked out rather than metal panelled, so you might need to watch them with bigger loads.