Ssangyong Musso review

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Introduction

What Car? says...

Funny thing, fashion. Pickups used only to be found on farms, dragging machinery and hauling hay bales, but these days you’ll see them on the high street, too. What's more, some canny professionals have worked out that, for tax reasons, pickups are really cheap to run as company cars, which probably explains why so many have been launched over the past couple of years.

The Ssangyong Musso is one of the least expensive 'double-cab' pickups on the market. Despite its attractive price, it comes with a strong 2.2-litre diesel engine and either a manual or automatic six-speed gearbox. The Musso has a generous equipment list, too. 

Like many pickups, there’s a choice of two body styles. Both are true double cabs with four conventional doors, but Rhino models have a longer load bed, heavier duty rear suspension, and the distance between the front and rear wheels has been stretched too. This allows it to  take longer, heavier loads while retaining the same towing capacity as its shorter sibling.

Of course, it isn’t plain sailing for Ssangyong; other manufacturers are also in on the action. Indeed, the Ford Ranger, Nissan Navara, Toyota Hilux and Volkswagen Amarok are all vying for your attention as well.

So, read on over the few pages to find out whether the Ssangyong Musso deserves more of it. We’ll tell you what it’s like to drive, what it’s like inside and how much it’ll cost you to buy and run. And don't forget to check our New Car Buying pages for the latest car and pickup deals.

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