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The Ssangyong XLV 1.6L e-XDi and the Caravan as an example with a laden weight of 1360 kg is a fairly good match.

Weight

weight ratio
towball limit
stability

Flat roads

speed
acceleration
5th gear

Mountains

speed
hill starts
driving

82%

1360 kg 1655 kg
75 kg


Score 6.3


19% *

* without the use of low gear

Good

  • Hill starts
  • Usability highest gear

Bad

  • Good payload is essential


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Verdict

The Ssangyong XLV 1.6L e-XDi and the Caravan as an example of a laden weight of 1360 kg is an excellent combination for all journeys on all kinds of roads.

Weight

There is a small chance of snaking at higher speeds, strong side winds and thoughtless driving. Even if the combination normally feels stable, the forces by deflection side to side are great at high speed. For drivers with knowledge of, and experience in driving a caravan it is safe to drive, but proper and careful loading is still important! An electronic stability system in the car and / or on the caravan is worth considering.

Flat roads

The performances of the engine of this outfit are in general fairly good. Under all conditions on motorways it is possible to drive with 60 mph in the 5th gear. In that case the engine runs approximately 2200 rpm. In a headwind or for example on a crossover there is no need to downshift immediately.

Mountains

On most motorways inclines (1:20) driving is easily possible in the 4th gear with 50 mph and even full throttle with 57 mph. Hill starts are possible even on steep slopes up to 20%, if the front wheels have sufficient traction. While driving the engine has enough power to drive on every normal road.

Attention: This car can easily drive much faster with the caravan than is safe. So always keep an eye on your speed!


Results

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Weight
Towing limit
1500 kg
Weight ratio
82%
(laden Caravan / laden Car)
(1360 kg / 1655 kg)
Noseweight
Towball limit
n.a.
Advise
75 kg
Stability
Score at optimal noseweight
6.3
Infuence pay load
37%
Flat roads
Top speed
81 mph (4th gear)
At headwind
75 mph
Speed in practice
75 mph (5th gear)
Acceleration
0 - 60 mph
28 sec. - (max. 24.7 sec.)
30 - 60 mph
22.2 sec. - (max. 19.2 sec.)
50 - 60 mph
4th gear: 8.9 sec.
Power at 60 mph
Highest (6th) gear
of limited use (1860 rpm, 74% gas)
Gears in practice
5th gear
4th gear
Revs at 60 mph
2182
2625
Percentage between accelerator
63% - 71%
52% - 60%
Power needed at 60 mph 1590 N
over: 1064 N
over: 1570 N
Motorway inclines 1:20
Speed (maximum)
57 mph
In the
4th gear
Revs
2489
Acceleration 30 - 50 mph
57.5 sec. - (max. 39.4 sec.)
Normaly at 50 mph in the
4th gear
By revs
2188
Percentage accelerator
92%
Hill starts
Maximum incline
18.4% - 20.4%
Minimum speed (whereby power)
6 mph - (8 mph)
Mountain roads
Maximum slope driving
37.6%
Maximum speed on 1:8
38 mph in the 3th gear

 

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Details combination

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Car
Ssangyong XLV 1.6L e-XDi
Year
2016 - up to now
Power
kW (116 bhp) at rpm
Torque
Nm at - rpm
Kerbweight
kg user payload kg
Tyres
/ R
Gearbox
manual with 6 gears (en met low gear)
Towing limit
kg (towball limit kg)
Caravan
Caravan as an example
Empty weight
kg Payload kg
MTPLM
kg
Height:
m. (8'5")
Overall width:
m. (7'7")
Overall body lenght:
m. (16'9")
Shipping length:
m. (20'10")
Actual gross train weight
3015 kg
Stated vehicle gross train weight
kg

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Reviews

The Ssangyong towing a Sprite Major 4 SB (1436) kg reviewed by Paul:

The XLV is only a 1.6D but it pulls this caravan really well. The caravan is heavy in relation to car but we always load the inside of the car and roofbox. We generally get 55-60 mpg solo but around 33mpg when towing. When on steeper inclines we do notice the extra weight compared to our old Lunar Venus 490 but on motorways it cruises very well.