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SsangYong’s Musso has been given a visual update, with a purposeful new chrome grille, enhanced shoulders that stretch out to the headlights and a... Ssangyong updates Musso pick-up

SsangYong’s Musso has been given a visual update, with a purposeful new chrome grille, enhanced shoulders that stretch out to the headlights and a stronger character line along the sides. Beneath the styling, the trucks also feature improved safety and connectivity, with a revised line-up of short and long body models on offer.

All are powered by a 2.2-litre diesel engine, delivering 181hp and 420Nm of torque. Buyers can choose between a six-speed manual gearbox or a six-speed automatic transmission, with drive sent to the rear axle at all times and to the front when all-wheel drive is selected. Hill start control and hill descent are included, along with a high and low range transfer box.

The short-bed EX is the base model, yet even this truck comes with 17” alloys, a DAB audio system, six airbags, electric windows, remote locking, manual air conditioning and auto headlights and wipers. The Musso Rebel also uses the short pick-up bed, but adds roof rails and 8” touchscreen with smartphone integration, a rear-view camera, heated and ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel, LED front fog lights and Rebel graphics.

The Musso Saracen is the highest trim model with the short bed, adding 18” black alloys, leather seating, power seat adjustment, heated rear seats, dual zone climate control, front and rear parking sensors and a 9.2” touchscreen with TomTom navigation. The safety count increases too, with Blind Spot Detection (BSA), Lane Change Assist (LCA) and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) all included in the specification.

For those looking for additional carrying capability, as well as a higher trim level, the Musso Rhino comes with a 310mm longer pick-up bed. The six-speed automatic transmission is standard in the Rhino truck and it comes with 17” alloys, dual zone climate, front and rear parking sensors, BSD/RCTA and LCA, rear privacy glass and a new instrument panel.

All Musso models continue to be offered with a seven-year/150,000 mile warranty, providing long-term peace of mind for buyers.

“Along the way we’ve learnt a thing or two about what customers really need,” said Kevin Griffin, managing director of SsangYong Motor UK.

“So instead of wasting money on marketing gimmicks or add-ons, we offer a full range of truly refined and high-spec pick-ups that absolutely deliver on the road. What SsangYong lacks in recognition, we more than make up for with vehicles that offer huge value without ever feeling compromised.”