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SsangYong Chairman

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SsangYong Chairman
Manufacturer SsangYong Motor Company
Also called Daewoo Chairman
Production 1997–present
Class Luxury car
Body style(s) 4-door sedan
Related Mercedes-Benz W124

The SsangYong Chairman is a large luxury sedan made by the South Korean automaker SsangYong Motor Company. It is built on a 1980s Mercedes-Benz E-Class (known as the W124) platform, but styled to resemble a 1990s Mercedes-Benz S-Class (known as the W140).

A long-wheelbase model is also available, and is favoured by some limousine operators in South Korea.

From 1998 to 2000, SsangYong was owned by Daewoo Motors, this car was rebadged as a Daewoo for export but after 2000, SsangYong has taken back its own badge and still use it even after Chinese automotive company Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation(߾ѩ, SAIC) became the chief stockholder of SsangYong motors from 2004.

In 2008, Chairman was renamed Chairman H because SsangYong began to sell its new and larger premium sedan Chairman W.



[edit] History

When it came out first to South Korean market in 1997, Chairman has been a high-end executive sedan. Its manufacturer, SsangYong, has been famous for its SUVs and RVs, and Chairman has been only one sedan of its models.

[edit] Chairman (1997-2003)

[edit] New Chairman (renamed as Chairman H from 2008)(2004-Present)

New Chairman
Production 2003.9–present
Layout FR layout
Engine(s) 2.3L 148 hp (110 kW) I4
2.8L 194 hp (145 kW) I6
3.2L 217 hp (162 kW) I6
3.6L XGi360 275 hp (205 kW) I6(2007-2008)
Transmission(s) 5-speed automatic (5G-Tronic)
Wheelbase 2900 mm (114 in)
Length 5135 mm (202 in)
Width 1825 mm (72 in)
Height 1465 mm (58 in)

[edit] Chairman W (2008-present)

SsangYong developed its new flagship Chairman W, tweaked version of New Chairman with V8 5-liter engine and 7G-Tronic of Mercedes-Benz.

The manufacturer says 'W' represents 'World Class' and it means this new sedan will be one of luxury cars in the world.

Chairman W is offered six trims with two engines, limo version, and additional 4-Tronic(Mercedes-Benz 4Matic). XGi360, once used for New Chiarman, is transfered to the entry model, and 5-liter Mercedes-Benz M113 engine and 7G-Tronic are applied to two high-end models, VVIP and the long-wheel-base version.

High-end features like Harman Kardon audio & entertainment system, Smart Key System, auto-leveling air suspension, voice-activated navigation, the-3rd-generation ACC(Adaptive Cruise Control, etc. are offered in almost all models.

Chairman W
Image:Chairman W white.jpg
Production 2008-present
Layout FR layout
Engine(s) 3.6L XGi360 247 hp (184 kW) I6
5.0L Mercedes-Benz M113 engine 306 hp (228 kW) V8
Transmission(s) 5-speed automatic (5G-Tronic)
7-speed automatic (7G-Tronic)
Wheelbase 2970 mm (117 in),
3270 mm (129 in) (LWB ver.)
Length 5110 mm (201 in)
5410 mm (213 in) (LWB ver.)
Width 1895 mm (75 in)
Height 1495 mm (59 in),
1500 mm (59 in) (LWB ver.)

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