The SsangYong Musso Rhino has won the ‘Best Pick-up for payload’ category in the 2021 What Car? Car of the Year Awards.
Commented Steve Huntingford, editor of What Car? "The Musso Rhino is the best pick-up there is at doing what pick-ups are ultimately designed for: hauling stuff about. However, it's also good to drive and live with, because its 2.2-litre diesel engine is impressively refined, and there’s a smart interior with tactile materials. You even get a best-in-class seven-year, 150,000-mile warranty.”
In 2018, the SsangYong Musso was totally revamped, and a new generation was borne – Musso is now smarter, safer, and more stylish than ever. It had a complete re-design from the ground up, and now, in 2021, the only thing in common with its’ predecessor, is its name.
Musso is now an award-winning multi-role four-wheel drive pick-up, blending functionality with style and bold features that project stability and on-road presence. Its striking and impressive, giving Musso an immediate presence.
Kevin Griffin, managing director of SsangYong Motors UK, said: “We are absolutely delighted to win this award from What Car? in what is the 43rd anniversary of the awards. Musso is a superb multi-purpose truck with SsangYong values to the core - comprehensively equipped, a class-leading 7-warranty, a surprising level of interior refinement and great infotainment, all wrapped up into a value for money package. Such recognition from What Car? against such strong competition speaks volumes about the Musso.”
The SsangYong Musso
Built on the same architecture as SsangYong’s award-winning SsangYong Rexton SUV, Musso shares its body-on-frame construction to give an extremely strong vehicle that delivers excellent off-road driving performance and safety. The combination of utility pick-up and SUV means Musso offers the perfect blend of functionality, practicality, performance and comfort to family or tradespeople alike.
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. The standard short-bed Musso will easily accommodate a full-sized Euro pallet but the Rhino longbed is even bigger, offering an additional 310mm in the back. Both variants are equipped as standard with a tough fitted load liner, a 12V/120W power outlet and rotating hooks to help strap-down loads such as tools and equipment.
Most pick-ups cannot tow a trailer at maximum weight and carry a full payload at the same time, but Musso and its big brother, the Musso Rhino, are different from most other pick-ups in many ways. Either variant can carry a payload of over 1-tonne and tow a trailer of up to 3.5 tonnes concurrently to give the highest total load capacity of any pick-up on sale in the UK.
|SWB Auto||LWB Auto|
|Gross train weight (kg)||6750||6900|
|Gross vehicle weight (kg)||3250||3400|
|Kerb weight (kg)||2155||2260|
|Towing limit (kg)||3500||3500|
|Total load capacity (kg)||4595||4640|
Made in Korea
SsangYong cars are manufactured in South Korea by SsangYong Motor, which is 74 per cent owned by the Indian engineering conglomerate Mahindra & Mahindra and imported into the UK by SsangYong Motor UK. Established in 1954, SsangYong is Korea's oldest vehicle manufacturer and only 4x4 and SUV specialist producer. There are currently some 65 SsangYong dealers covering England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, with new locations being added to the network all the time.
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