Motoring: SsangYong makes its electric debut with a solid budget option

The Korando e-Motion’s blue exterior trim and interior accents may be a bit offputting for some, but in most other respects, it’s a fine family car

The Korando e-Motion is a practical, refined and well-built family runabout that is intended to compete at the budget end of the market and so won’t break the bank. Picture: Richard Parsons

The Korando e-Motion is SsangYong’s first electric car, built to compete at the budget end of the market. Based on the conventional Korando family SUV, the electric version is a rival for the class-leading Kia e-Niro and the recently revamped MG ZS EV. But can it really compete with such talented alternatives?

At first glance, the e-Motion doesn’t seem particularly special. In fact, it looks much the same as any other Korando, with a slightly ...