SsangYong Stavic is a one of a kind MPV with the name SsangYong Rodius in other countries and was unveiled in 2004. What contributes to it uniqueness is its seating capacity, this dedicated “compact” MPV can actually accommodate up-to 11 persons at a time with its 4 row seating configuration. Specifically talking about its availability in Malaysia, Stavic has gained a reputation of an ultimate family commuter. As a result of the large size of this drive Stavic also houses a big boot space credits (with seats folded) to flexible seating modes and this is best-fit for those who want to curry luggage in bulk to the desired destination.
Engine, Mileage & variants:
SsangYong Stavic is equipped with SV200 e-XDi Common Rail Direct Injection Turbo Charged diesel power plant, 2.0-litre giving maximum power output of 155 PS at 4000 rpm along with the high torque of 360 Nm between 1500 to 2800 rpm. With this engine powered in Stavic, you can get mileage of 10.1 L/100km in urban driving, 6.9 L/100km in extra-urban driving and 8.1 L/100km in combined driving pathways, which is pretty decent for a car of these dimensions although housing a diesel. Ssang Yong Stavic reaches 0-100 km/hr in a mere 14.8 seconds, figures decent enough for a big MPV and houses a top speed count measuring 191 km/hr. For better acceleration count and smooth driving experience, it is packed with 5-speed e-tronic automatic transmission that optimizes the driving style and access gear shifting pattern accordingly.
This large MPV of SsangYong houses a distinctive appearance that makes it stand out distinctively among the crowd. The large radiator grille on its front bumper highlights its strong appearance with headlamps and fog lights placed on sideways clearing the vision on dark nights and foggy winter mornings. The bonnet is accentuated in creases all-over adding characteristic feature to it. The rear end is equipped with tail lamp and high mounted stop lamp with spoiler maintaining dynamics at high speeds. Multi-spoked wheels are kept in 16-inch wheel size with 225/65 R16 which forges the vehicle to maintain a good grip with the road. The exterior dimensions for the same remain 5130mm X 1915mm X 1850mm (L X W X H) with a wheelbase measuring 3000mm.
Stavic offers seating to 11-passengers in flexible configuration to let you enjoy big family-time in supreme comfort and roomy interiors. The rear seats in the consecutive 2nd, 3rd and 4th row flats fold in tabular form, can be folded flat to the surface to improve utility as per your need. The steering wheel is mounted with control switches to offer easy handling of the vehicle and optimal control of the driver over main functions even though he is driving. The stereo segment is very basic offered with USB and aux-in socket for external device connectivity. With cruise control function, you can set a speed limit and drive through the terrains with the same maintaining the constant speed all over without giving manual inputs for it.
Safety, Braking and Miscellaneous:
The core body structure is packed in independent coil with dual wishbone front suspension and 10 link axle with coil springs rear suspension with all-wheels ventilated disc brakes to make your ride comfortable and smooth maintaining the optimal contact of wheels with the surface. Dual airbags are offered for front passenger and drivers safety designed in conjunction with the pretensioner seat belt to lessen the collision effect and occupants jerk movement in accidental cases. The minimum turning radius of Stavic is 6.1 meters which gives you a fair idea about the cornering, parking and narrow lane driving with this car.
The most catchy thing about SsangYong Stavic is definitely the 4 row 11 passenger seating capacity. That been said, you can term this MPV to be highly practical. However this drive does come with a bit of flaws like sluggish exteriors and lack of interesting interior features in safety and entertainment segment.