2013 SsangYong Actyon from Australia and New Zealand
You get what you pay for
Transmission slips and sticks in gear sometimes when slowing down. Been back to dealership for this, but they have yet to rectify it
Ugliest and stupidest looking vehicle on the road, but they are cheap... which is why my boss bought a few of them as company cars (maybe he wanted to punish us for not making him enough money?). It drives well, though it is not very fuel efficient for a diesel. Mine average 9.5 litres per 100km in mixed driving. By comparison, my 2001 Saab 9-3 high output turbo petrol averages 7.4 litres per 100km.
The Actyon is cheap and reasonably well equipped, but for a few grand more you could have a much better Mitsu Triton
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 26th September, 2013
9th Jul 2014, 10:47
You are making a very poor comparison between a ute and a passenger car. A ute weighs around 2000 kg, whereas your Saab would be around 1250 kg. Weight has a massive effect on fuel economy. You should be pleased you are averaging what you do.
You say a Mitsi would be better, but how so? The Actyon has a better interior, and you cannot seriously claim a Triton is better looking. The Actyon sports a 6 speed auto, rides better, and can tow a respectable 2300 kg.
10th Jul 2014, 08:29
Pickup trucks (or utes), as well as commercial vans (like a Toyota Hi-Ace or a Mitsubishi Delica/L300) are geared differently, to be able to pull heavy loads up hills, so they will not be fast, and they will use more fuel.
16th Jul 2014, 17:06
I also own one of these Actyon Sports, bought it in 2012. After 50,000 KM the transmission slips very often or is stuck in the default gear. Took it to the repair shop, they replaced the clutch kit, however the problem still exists. I am totally frustrated, as I am unable to determine what is the cause or to have the problem resolved.
Can anyone point me in the right direction?
15th Sep 2014, 11:40
Regarding the transmission problem, it sounds similar to what my brother's 2011 model with similar km is doing.
If you find the solution, can you please post it here?
Thanks and good luck.
22nd Mar 2015, 12:10
Are you talking about the automatic or the manual model here?
The 6 speed autos (the AUSTRALIAN made DSI units) are duds. They are prone to slipping and being a general pain in the butt. This is no doubt why Ford and Holden both unceremoniously dumped DSI from their supplier list - owners of those vehicles have reported the same problems.
2nd Feb 2016, 00:04
I have a 2012 Ssangyong.
Just getting my head around the problem; it looks like its on the way out, as the more I've been looking into what's been going on, I think the clutch pack is done.
I like the truck - the motor runs well. Would buy another.
Looks like it's going to be a project to get it sorted.