Pickup SsangYong Musso receives a new modificationMay 30, 2020
Ford Ranger, Toyota Hilux, Nissan Navara and Mitsubishi L200 dominate the European pickup market, but now they have a rival in the form of SsangYong.
It’s about Musso, a pickup truck received from a Rexton SUV. Launched as a completely new model in 2018, Musso was updated, and the most important change was the addition of a longer loading platform, offered exclusively for the Rhino. The five-seat cab layout remains, but the cargo platform has become longer by 310 mm. This is not bad, considering that on a short base it was possible to place a full-sized euro-pallet.
According to SsangYong, the cargo platform can now accommodate 1 ton, and the maximum pickup capacity has increased from 3.5 tons for models with automatic transmission to a whopping 6,900 kg in the new configuration. A short or long loading platform is equipped as standard with a rigid integrated load-carrying insert, a 12 V / 120 W electrical outlet and rotating hooks for tools and equipment.
Power comes from the same 2.2-liter four-cylinder e-XDi220 turbodiesel used by the Rexton SUV with 181 hp. (179 hp) at 3800 rpm and a torque of 420 Nm at 1600-2600 rpm. Customers can choose between a manual gearbox or a six-speed automatic Aisin.
A plug-in four-wheel drive system is standard on all models. Under normal conditions, power is supplied to the rear wheels, while the front-wheel drive is electronically selected as necessary (high and low ratios are available). Managing the descent from the mountain and assistance when starting to climb are also standard.
With the addition of the Rhino model with long loading platforms, SsangYong Musso now offers four trim levels in the UK: EX, Rebel, Saracen and Rhino. Prices range from £ 21,995 for the entry-level Musso EX to £ 29,995 for the Musso Rhino.
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