2011 SsangYong Actyon 2.0 Turbo Diesel from Australia and New Zealand


It's an amazing vehicle to own


No faults big enough to bother me.

General Comments:

I gave the Dealer Mark a 1 out of 10 because he didn't have great people skills, didn't seem to care about selling to me and palmed me off to to someone else who seemed busy but helped me where he could (it wasn't a Ssangyong dealer).

I've only had this vehicle for roughly 3 years and done about 30,000+km.

Like many people out there, I am not the biggest fan of how the front of the vehicle looks, but I decided to take it for a test drive and drove away with it the very same day.

I'm 5ft 11in, between average and overweight, and I found the cab very spacious.

I am guilty of not servicing my vehicle, but it has still proven itself. The engine has been very reliable in all sorts of situations. Carrying and towing multiple heavy loads across the North Island of New Zealand. It has been a consistently smooth ride and I didn't notice a difference in the fuel usage and power output while traveling with heavy loads.

My only negative I have is the fact that a few of the tourniquet tie downs on the deck need to be repaired and the cam belt and tensioner need to be replaced.

My biggest positive note I can say about my 2011 Ssangyong Actyon Sports, acknowledging its low ground clearance at the front. Using 4WD LOW RANGE and going very slow, it made it over a challenging cutting in a boulder known as Devils Gate at Red Rocks near Wellington, New Zealand and made it out with no problems.

Acknowledging the fact that I haven't had my vehicle for too long but I've trashed/pushed its limits.

I will finish this by saying that I am a huge fan of the 2011 Ssangyong Actyon Sports 2.0L Turbo Diesel 4X4 M/T.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th April, 2020

2008 SsangYong Actyon Xdi 2.0 turbo diesel from Philippines


The ugly duckling who grew up to be a swan


EGR sensor at below 10k km. Replaced under warranty.

Airbag sensor at 70k km -- still iffy because I won't allow myself to pay an unpardonable amount of money just to have a computer reset.

General Comments:

Very dependable car. Fuel economy is OK; 9km per liter urban. Very comfortable and quiet. If only we had parts availability, this car would last for a longer period. It's going on 10 years next July and the only major things we changed thus far are the fuel filter, water separator, fan belt and pulley bearing.

Not bad for a 10 year old car. Because of the high depreciation value, the car is now a keeper for me. It's running great.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 3rd October, 2017

27th Oct 2017, 23:47

We just bought a second hand Actyon and I am very impressed.

Paid bugger all for it and with some basic maintenance it is running great. I.e. Injector seals and glow plugs, filters and cleaning the EGR valve, which you expect with all diesels, especially after 8 years.

Since the resale value is so low on these cars, I am thinking of picking up another for spare parts in case I need them.

2007 SsangYong Actyon Sports 2.0 turbo diesel from Australia and New Zealand


Not worth your time


Warped head. Now I can't replace the head because of the price for it. I have been quoted $3990.00 not including shipping; the vehicle cost me $10,000 when I got it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 1st April, 2017

2012 SsangYong Actyon Sports X2TD 2.0 turbo diesel intercooler from Colombia


A very useful and comfy car


This pickup is fantastic, of course, if you respect the specifications. I carried several times more than the 800 kilos (as upgraded in Colombia), so two springs blew out 2 times. Doing so, the auto transmission began to bother me and it was rebuilt for 5000 US dollars, and now she runs very well. She averages 10 lts / 100 km, the same as my former Kyron (same engine).

Very comfortable, even better than my BMW E34 auto 94, and my Mercedes C200 Kompressor 2008 auto (very enjoyable). Delicious steering on and off road; off road is even better.

Very powerful 310NM torque that leaves every car far away when she is uphill driving, speed cruising at 100-120 miles per hour (not recommended).

General Comments:

Wonderful car and a very reasonable price.

The design is almost an evolution of the Chevrolet 48 face. Not ugly at all. A very nice design.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th November, 2015