Australia is the spiritual home of the Ute, which means the all-new Musso will be right at home when it goes on sale here in November. Sharing its underpinnings with the award-winning Rexton SUV, Musso’s body-on-frame construction provides give an extremely strong vehicle that delivers excellent off-road driving performance and safety from its quad-frame and four-wheel-drive system.
The exterior design of the Musso gives the vehicle a bold and muscular stance, and is inspired by ‘the dignified motion of nature’, one of the elements of SsangYong’s design language, Nature-born 3 Motion.
The interior of the new Musso is completely new. Unlike many of its rivals, it brings a level of refinement and contemporary ambiance more akin to a premium SUV. However, don’t let that fool you: this is a ute designed to conquer the toughest environments yet provide the driver and passengers with an armchair ride.
The new Musso powertrain employs a 2.2-litre turbo diesel engine manufactured by SsangYong, which delivers 133kW of power and 400nm of torque. Musso’s high strength chassis and ultra-rigid body gives the platform to tow and carry with a best in class set of figures. With a gross combination mass of 6.75 tonnes on the automatic version, Musso leaves the competition in its wake.
The car’s four-wheel drive system draws on SsangYong’s years of experience in all-wheel-drive technology. For better efficiency and greater fuel economy, it features part-time 4x4 with power delivered permanently to the rear wheels, and front wheel drive dialled in electronically as required. When the going gets tough, high and low ratios can be selected manually to ensure the Musso will take you where you want to go and get you home safe.