Though with the name change a completely reworked design was not on the menu, the truck should handle and drive better thanks to the reworked rear suspension and the new diesel engine.
South Korea’s Ssangyong is keenly interested in the United Kingdom market, where it has announced the introduction of the new Musso pickup. This means rhinoceros in Korean, and comes in place of the older Korando Sport pickup. The name change occurred as to avoid any confusion between the truck and the Korando crossover. The Musso has a refreshed but evolutionary design and comes with a new 2.2-liter four-cylinder diesel engine, good for 176 horsepower (131 kilowatts) and 295 pound-feet (400 Newton-meters). The only option is for the six speed manual or six-speed automatic gearbox, while there’s standard all-wheel drive.
Owners of the new Musso can go about their business with 2,315 pounds (1,050 kilograms) of payload in the 22 square foot (2.04 square meter) bed. And they can also tow a braked trailer weighing of up to 6,614 pounds (3,000 kilograms). The Musso also comes with a new rear suspension with a multi-link setup and coil springs. SsangYong sells the new pickup in just two trims – the entry level SE goes for 15,995 pounds ($19,590) before value-added tax. But the one you want is the EX with black 18-inch wheels, roof rails, LED running lights, heated seats with leather upholstery, automatic climate control, and a 7-inch infotainment system – costing 17,995 pounds ($22,028) before VAT with the manual gearbox or 18,995 pounds ($23,270) with the auto.