In 2008, Chairman was renamed Chairman H to differentiate the new model from the old.
When it came out first to South Korean market in 1997, Chairman was a high-end executive sedan. Its manufacturer, SsangYong, was famous for its SUVs and RVs and Chairman has been its only sedan.
Ssangyong renamed pre-2008 Chairman model as Chairman H to differentiate from Chairman W. Chairman H kept same exterior, interior, engine, transmission and features as the previous models.
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' stands for 'World Class'.
Chairman W is offered in six trims with two engines, a limo version, and an additional 4-Tronic(Mercedes-Benz 4Matic). XGi360, once used for New Chairman, is transferred to the entry model, and the 5-liter Mercedes-Benz M113 engine and the 7G-Tronic are applied to two high-end models, VVIP and the long-wheel-base version.