The pick-up market seems to be heating up abroad, and South Korean automaker SsangYong is capitalizing on the growing segment with the introduction of the updated 2018 SsangYong Musso at the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show. In case you did not know it, SsangYong has been manufacturing 4×4 vehicles for more than six decades and enjoys its position as the only SUV manufacturer and SUV specialist in South Korea. As such, the Musso pickup joins SsangYong’s new Rexton SUV flagship to reinforce its rough and ready portfolio.
Exterior of SsangYong Musso
Let’s start ahead, where we find chrome embellishments that stretch out on the grid insert, adding an extra feeling of width to the position. The design of the “wing wing” grille is taken from other models in the range, extending between the headlights in a hexagonal shape. There are also flat black coatings along the bottom edge that continue in the profile and at the back. The headlight housings are sharp, leading into the front fenders with a sharp outer edge. Moving to the profile, we find additional lines of characters leading to the back. These add a feeling of muscular strength, with muscular details that visually enhance the outer dimensions of the Musso. The doors have a new design designed to cover the rocker panels and lower body parts, thus ensuring that passengers do not flank the vehicle. The trim level of the range is equipped with 20-inch wheels of appropriate size with a chrome finish.
SsangYong Musso 2019 Interior
In terms of available space, the Musso seems to be pretty solid for the segment. It is also rather upscale in terms of appointments and refinement. The all-new 2018 model features a brand new interior design designed to mimic the upscale feel of a premium SUV, yet durable enough to withstand the rigors of normal truck pickup use. -up. highlighting its premium approach, the 2018 Musso includes the option for Nappa leather upholstery on the seats for the trim level of the high-end range. Heated front seats with ventilation function are also available on most models. On the front of infotainment, the Musso receives DAB radio and serial Bluetooth connectivity across the range. All models, except the base model, are compatible with Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto smartphones, as well as an 8.0-inch infotainment display and Wi-Fi connectivity. central locking and air conditioning are also included. Security system with six airbags.
Performance 2018 SsangYong Musso
Under the hood is a new 2.2-liter turbodiesel engine, also borrowed from the Rexton and labeled XDi220. It gives the Musso 181hp and 400Nm of torque, a healthy amount for a budget pickup, so far from the current premium models offer. The engine is coupled to either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission, and each new Musso is equipped with a part-time four-wheel-drive system. The maximum speed for the manual is 121 mph, while the automatic reaches 115 mph. The fuel economy claimed is 35.8mpg for the first, 32.8mpg for the last middle of the road at best for a current pickup.
SsangYong Musso 2018 is expected to arrive at UK dealerships in June. When he does, he will have a price tag below the 20,000-pound mark. Three trim levels will be offered, and each will have an unlimited mileage warranty of 5 years.