We got the second generation Korando, introduced in 1996. Korean production ended in 2006, which included several years of Daewoo ownership. Russia's TagAZ resumed production in 2008 as the Tager. Add an extra 'g' to the nameplate and it could have been ideal for New Zealand. Meanwhile, SsangYong is readying a new version to compete with such vehicles as the Hyundai ix35.
I thought the Korando was generally good, let down mainly by poor tyres. It would be interesting to see how it went with a decent set of rubber, like today's Kumhos – to maintain the Korean theme. And it was difficult to accurately place on tight tracks because, for seating and styling reasons, the driver had no real idea of where the front left corner was – not that my Jeep Wrangler Rubicon's any better.