|Headquarters||Seoul, South Korea|
|Key people||Yoo-Il Lee, Joint Receiver|
|Products||Automobiles and Commercial vehicles|
|Parent||Mahindra & Mahindra Limited|
|SsangYong Motor Company|
|Revised Romanization||Ssangyong Jadongcha|
SsangYong was acquired by India's Mahindra & Mahindra Limited in February 2011, after being named the preferred bidder in 2010 to acquire the bankruptcy-protected company. Mahindra's acquisition was approved by South Korea's Free Trade Commission.
It was founded as Hadonghwan Motor Company in 1954 and started by building Jeeps for the US Army. Beginning in 1976, Hadonghwan produced a variety of special purpose vehicles. After changing its name to Dong-A Motor in 1977, it was taken over by Ssangyong Business Group in 1988 and changed its name to SsangYong Motor.
In 1997 Daewoo Motors bought a controlling stake from the Ssangyong Group, only to sell it off again in 2000, because the conglomerate ran into deep financial troubles. In late 2004, the Chinese automobile manufacturer SAIC took a 51% stake of SsangYong Motor Company.
In January 2009, after recording a $75.42 million loss, the company was put into receivership. This was due to the global economic crisis and shrinking demand.
As of the 08/09 English football season, SsangYong are the main sponsor of former British Gas Business (Southern) Premier League and current Blue Square North League club, Gloucester City A.F.C. They recently signed a new 1 year deal, ensuring their sponsorship until the 10/11 English football season.
On August 14, 2009, worker strikes finished at the SsangYong factory and production commenced again after 77 days of riots.
Passenger cars and SUVsEdit
|Actyon||2006–present||replaced the Korando|
|Korando||1983–2006||replaced by the Actyon, due to be revived in late 2010|
|Musso||1993–2005||replaced by the Rexton|
|Rexton||2001–2005||replaced the Musso and was replaced by the Rexton II|
|Rexton II||2006–present||replaced the Rexton|
|Family||1988–1995||based on the Isuzu Trooper|
|Actyon Sports||2006–present||replaced the Musso Sports|
|Musso Sports||2002–2005||replaced by the Actyon Sports|
|Istana||1995–2003||licensed copy of the Mercedes-Benz MB100|
|Chairman H||1997–present||based on the Mercedes-Benz W124, replaced by the Chairman W|
|Chairman W||2008–present||sold alongside the Chairman H|
|SsangYong Kallista||1992||rebadged Panther Kallista|
|Trucks and Buses|
|SY Truck||based on Mercedes-Benz trucks|
|Transtar||based on Mercedes-Benz buses|
- SY Truck (based on Mercedes-Benz trucks)
- Transtar (based on the Mercedes-Benz O404)
- Istana (based on the Mercedes-Benz MB100)
- ↑ Ssangyong Motors
- ↑ Nandini Sen Gupta, TNN, Feb 16, 2011, 12.56am IST (2011-02-16). "M&M seals $470m Ssangyong deal - The Times of India". Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved on 2011-02-25.
- ↑ Seo, Sookyung (2010-10-13). "Mahindra May Complete Acquiring Ssangyong Controlling Stake in Early 2011". Bloomberg.com. Retrieved on 2011-02-25.
- ↑ "South Korea’s watchdog nods Mahindra buy of Ssangyong". Livemint.com (2010-10-29). Retrieved on 2011-02-25.
- ↑ Article from MarketWatch
- ↑ "Gloucester City Football Club". Gloucestercityafc.com. Retrieved on 2009-09-27.
- ↑ "INSIDE JoongAng Daily". Joongangdaily.joins.com (2009-08-14). Retrieved on 2009-09-27.
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