SSANGYONG’S MUSSO PICK-UP IS HIGHLY COMMENDED AT WHATVAN? AWARDS 202013-12-2019
SsangYong Motors UK is delighted that its go-anywhere Musso pick-up has been highly commended by WhatVan? at its annual award ceremony today in London.
“The SsangYong Musso might not yet be a big name in this segment, but it impressed our judges by being a solid performer offered with extremely competitive pricing” said James Dallas, Editor at What Van?
“A double-cab only, it is based on the same platform as SsangYong’s Rexton SUV, and offers a high level of spec, a well laid out cabin with decent storage, selectable four-wheel drive, and impressive on-road driving manners, the latter helped by a keen and responsive 2.2-litre, 181hp diesel engine, which produces 420Nm of torque.” Dallas confirmed.
The Musso pick-up, which arrived in the UK last year has disrupted the fast-growing pick-up market as a tough, strong and value-for-money proposition. Built on the same architecture as the SsangYong Rexton, which has already been awarded ‘4x4 of the Year’ by 4x4 magazine, Musso shares its body-on-frame construction to give an extremely strong vehicle that delivers excellent off-road driving performance and safety from its quad-frame and four-wheel-drive system.
Designed to carry passengers in comfort and transport loads securely, the SUV-based Musso combines a five-seat crew-cab body style with a workman-like load deck that will take a full-sized Euro pallet. Importantly, it also carries a payload of over 1-tonne and tows trailers of up to 3.5 tonnes concurrently to give the highest total load capacity in the segment. This combination of utility pick-up and SUV means Musso offers the perfect blend of functionality, practicality, performance and comfort to the driver and family or workmates.
Inside, Musso is exceptionally well equipped compared with other pick-ups, and as well as offering excellent shoulder and leg room front and rear. DAB radio and Bluetooth connectivity feature across the range, while all but the entry level model feature a state-of-the-art infotainment system that includes an 8-inch screen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Wi-fi mirroring, or 9.2-inch screen with TomTom navigation on top line models.
Nick Laird, managing director at SsangYong Motors UK, said; “We are delighted that Musso has been highly commended in the pick-up category at this years’ WhatVan? Awards. Musso has a growing collection of honours because it is practical, comfortable, packed with all latest driver assistance and connectivity technology, and is excellent value for money.”
As well as proving to be a highly competent multi-purpose truck with SsangYong values to the core, Musso has an industry leading 7-year/150,000-mile warranty.