The all-new SsangYong Musso pickup has been launched in the UK. Musso which means Rhino in Korean takes its strong, tough and powerful image from the brand’s heritage established over 60 years ago and from the original SsangYong Musso of the 1990s.
The SsangYong Rexton SUV-based Musso is an extremely competent multi-purpose truck and comes with a 7-year/150,000-mile warranty. It features a five-seat crew-cab body style with a workman-like load deck. The pickup truck also carries a payload of over 1-tonne and tows trailers of up to 3.5 tonnes concurrently to give the highest total load capacity in the segment.
The Musso is available in 3 trims – EX, Rebel and Saracen. SsangYong has also introduced a limited Rhino edition. The pickup is available in Grand White, Indian Red, Space Black, Atlantic Blue, Fine Silver and Marble Grey colours.
The exterior design of the Musso has a bold and muscular stance and adopts the purposeful front-end design of all new SsangYong vehicles. The brand’s signature shoulder wing grille stretches out to the headlights and features a bold chrome line across the width. The curves on the bonnet lend it a robust look.
The new SsangYong Musso is almost 5 m long and larger than its predecessor in every dimension. The load bed is also bigger and easily takes a Euro pallet. All models get fog lamps while the Rebel and Saracen additionally get stylish roof bars and LED daytime running lights on the Saracen and Rhino models.
The doors of the Musso are designed such that they cover the sills along the lower part of the body to ensure that the passengers don’t pick up dirt from the side of the vehicle when getting in and out. The load deck is equipped with equipped as standard with a tough fitted load liner and also gets 12V/120W power outlet and rotating hooks to help strap-down loads such as tools and equipment.
The interior of the Musso is similar to the SsangYong Rexton. It features three styles of seat upholstery including soft-textured Nappa leather seats on top line models. Most models feature heated front seats which on the top models are also ventilated and electrically operated.
It also gets a leather covered and heated steering wheel. The second row of seats is designed for three passengers to travel comfortably with class-leading leg and elbow room.
All models of the SsangYong Musso feature an advanced infotainment system that includes DAB radio, Bluetooth and MP3 connectivity, while Apple CarPlay and Android Auto along with rearview reversing camera come with the middle and top specification models.
Everything is displayed on either an 8-inch screen or a 9.2-inch screen with TomTom navigation on the top models. It is also equipped with Carbon nanotube front speakers, front door tweeters and rear door speakers.
Other standard features of the SsangYong Musso include an adjustable tilt & telescopic steering wheel, electric windows, cruise control, central locking and air-conditioning with fine dust filters.
The new SsangYong Musso is powered by a 2.2-litre turbo diesel engine which delivers a maximum power of 181 PS and torque of 400 Nm. This e-XDi220 engine is mated to either a 6-speed manual or the optional Aisin 6-speed automatic gearbox. The pickup also gets features a selectable 4×4 system with high and low ratios. The system also includes hill descent control and hill start assist. This pickup also includes six airbags on all models.
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2018 SsangYong Musso Price in the UK:
SsangYong Musso EX: £19,995 ex VAT
The EX offers comes with 17-inch alloy wheels, a DAB audio/Bluetooth system, 6 airbags, electric windows, remote central locking that includes the tailgate, manual air conditioning, automatic headlights, rain-sensing wipers and a full-sized spare wheel.
SsangYong Musso Rebel: £22,495 ex VAT
The Rebel builds on the EX specification, adding 18-inch alloy wheels, roof rails, floor mats, an 8″-inch smart audio infotainment system with Google CarPlay and Android Auto, a rear-view reversing camera, leather-look seats, front seats that are both heated and ventilated, heated leather steering wheel, black side steps and Rebel graphics.
SsangYong Musso Saracen: £24,995 ex VAT
Adding a premium feel, Saracen is instantly recognisable with its 18-inch black alloy wheels, and adds Nappa leather seats, power adjustable drivers and front passenger seats, heated rear seats, 9.2-inch screen with TomTom navigation, automatic projection headlamps and LED positioning lights, cruise control, metal front skid plate, bright finished tubular side steps, bright rear corner bars, bright finished mirrors and door handles and Saracen graphics.
SsangYong Musso Rhino Limited Edition: £28,495 ex VAT
With just 100 numbered trucks, Rhino is a really very special limited launch edition. Finished in either Indian red or metallic Space black, it features 6-speed Aisin automatic transmission, 20″ black alloy wheels fitted with General Grabber all-terrain tyres, a black front skid plate, black tubular side steps, black rear corner bars, black load deck bar with LED lights, dark tinted rear privacy glass, a numbered limited-edition plaque and Rhino graphics.
Prices for option:
Automatic transmission: £1,250 (ex VAT) & Metallic paint: £430 (ex VAT).