The Musso is based on Ssangyong’s Rexton large SUV, so from behind the wheel the two are very similar.
Given the Musso’s price, you might expect the interior to be particularly low-rent, but that isn’t the case. There’s a good spread of soft-touch plastics on the dashboard and areas you touch regularly, the buttons operate precisely and there’s plenty of adjustment for the seats and steering wheel.
There are harder plastics that aren't so well finished lower down the dashboard, but it’s unlikely that you’ll come into contact with these regularly – and this is a pick-up, after all.
You sit high up in the Musso, with a commanding view of the road, and visibility is very good. Judging the front of the car is easy and the deep side windows make roundabouts and T-junctions easy work. It’s rare that rear visibility is good in pick-ups, but the Musso has a huge rear screen and thin rear pillars that also help the view over the shoulder.
Entry-level EX trim doesn’t come with an infotainment system, but if you step up to the Rebel, you get an 8.0in system with a DAB radio, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. If you want the range-topping 9.2in infotainment system that also comes with sat-nav, you’ll have to step up to the Saracen model. Both versions are responsive, have sharp on-screen graphics and are very easy to navigate, although some of the menu buttons are rather small.