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Old 10-05-2010, 05:35 AM   #1
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South Korean Jeep: The Korando

I'm living in South Korea. This is the local version of Jeep. I have been hunting for some 1950-53 era Jeeps but no luck yet.

"The Korando is a small 4X4 SUV produced from 1983–2006 and planned for 2010-onwards. The name Korando is a contraction of "Korea Can Do."

The pictures below show you how they started with a 'Jeep' concept and quickly moved away. The new generation Korando looks like a Nissan Murano or something. Korando's come in two or four seaters. If it's a two seater, then the back is like the bed of a pickup.


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The model that looks like a CJ looks interesting.

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Is it made by Kia? It looks exactly like a Kia Sportage.
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Is it made by Kia? It looks exactly like a Kia Sportage.
It's made by a Korean company called, Ssangyoung. They might sell these in Europe or Africa or something. But they are not in America.
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Found this image. Looks like they definately started off with 'Jeep' in mind but got way off track in the later models.
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I would think that with as many military vehicles left behind after the Korean War that they had alot to work with.
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I would think that with as many military vehicles left behind after the Korean War that they had alot to work with.
They had lots of Jeeps in the Philippines and have you seen what they did to them?
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Alot of the new Korean cross-over cars look alike. The new Sorento and Sportage are similar. Here is where I got the Korando images.

SsangYong Korando - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Ok, I see now where it says that it's smaller and competes with the Sportage. Amazingly similar. That company is the former Daewoo. They were in the US for a cup of coffee. Is that a North Korean company? They have a lot of ties to North Vietnam and Russia.
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Ok, I see now where it says that it's smaller and competes with the Sportage. Amazingly similar. That company is the former Daewoo. They were in the US for a cup of coffee. Is that a North Korean company? They have a lot of ties to North Vietnam and Russia.
Daewoo is still alive and kicking. They were bought by GM. I think they only go by Daewoo in South Korea but are called GM in other countries.

The new Korean models will roll out in America this fall. The Sonata has a new design. So does the Sorento and Sportage. They are also going to try and sell the Equus in America. They are executive sedans made by Hyundai.
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They had lots of Jeeps in the Philippines and have you seen what they did to them?
oh yeah, I have been to the PI many times during my Navy days.
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Daewoo is still alive and kicking. They were bought by GM. I think they only go by Daewoo in South Korea but are called GM in other countries.

The new Korean models will roll out in America this fall. The Sonata has a new design. So does the Sorento and Sportage. They are also going to try and sell the Equus in America. They are executive sedans made by Hyundai.
They still making TVs?
Because I knownthe Dae Woo TVs are still called Dae Woos, that's if they still make them.
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Daewoo makes everything from tvs to toasters. Just like Hyundai. They make all kinds of electronics.

I got a fun fact for you. The word "gook" in Korean means country. I'm from America so I'm a "Mi-gook"...the locals are called "Han-gook"...and just a foreigner means "Way-gook". So when people say, "I'm going to get some gook food". They really aren't insulting Asians, they are just saying they are getting 'country' food.
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From wiki

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Jeeps have been built under licence by various manufacturers around the world including Mahindra in India, EBRO in Spain, and several in South America. Mitsubishi built more than 30 different Jeep models in Japan between 1953 and 1998. Most of them were based on the CJ-3B model of the original Willys-Kaiser design.

Jeeps have been built and/or assembled around the world by various companies.[23]

Argentina - IKA Jeeps 1956-current; now owned by Chrysler
Australia - Willys Motors Australia - 1940s-1980s
Belgium -The Troller T4
Brazil - Willys Overland do Brasil, purchased by Ford to become Ford do Brasil - 1957-1985 and the Troller T4 is a fiberglass bodied Jeep version built in Brazil. Troller was purchased by Ford do Brasil in 2007.
Burma/Myanmar - Two Burmese companies produce unlicensed copies of jeeps; Myanmar Jeeps and Chin Dwin Star Jeeps.
Canada - Kaiser Jeep - 1959-1969
China - Beijing Jeep Corporation - 1983 to 2009 as Beijing-Benz DaimlerChrysler Automotive. Fiat-Chrysler plans to re-open Jeep production in China through joint venture with Guangzhou Automobile Industry Group (GAIG).
Colombia - Willys Colombia - at least until 1999
Egypt - Arab Organization for Industrialization subsidiary Arab American Vehicles based in Cairo produces the Jeep Cherokee[disambiguation needed]; the open-top, Wrangler-based Jeep AAV TJL.
France - Hotchkiss and Auverland - 1952-1962
India - Mahindra & Mahindra Limited - 1960s-current
Iran - Pars Khodro, ShahBaaz, Sahra, and Ahoo - ShahBaaz based on DJ series, Sahra based on Jeep Wrangler and CJ series, and Ahoo based on Wagoneer
Israel - Automotive Industries which produces the AIL Storm (Sufa) series of Jeep Wrangler-derivatives
Italy - 1950s
Japan - Mitsubishi Jeeps - 1953-1998
Korea - Asia Motors, Ltd, Dong A Motors (SsangYong Motor Company) and Kia. (don't use Jeep name) - 1980s-current
Mexico - VAM Jeeps - 1946-1987
Netherlands - Nederlandse Kaiser-Frazer - 1954-1990s
Philippines - Jeepneys; MD Juan Willys MB.; "E-jeepneys" or minibuses, LSV (low-speed vehicles) which uses electricity.
Portugal - Bravia - 1960s-1980s
Spain - Vehículos Industriales y Agrícolas, S.A. (VIASA), absorbed by Ebro trucks, and later sold to Nissan - 1960-1990s
Turkey - Tuzla - 1954-1970s
Hyundai actually owns Kia.
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Hyundai means "Modern". I wouldn't be surprised if they rename the peninsula N. Hyundai and S. Hyundai.

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