The interior layout, fit and finish
Given the Ssangyong Musso’s low price, you might expect the interior to look and feel somewhat low rent, but that isn’t actually the case. There’s a good spread of soft-touch plastics on the dashboard and other areas that you touch regularly, and the buttons operate precisely.
Lower down on the dashboard, you'll find some harder plastics that aren't so well finished, but it’s unlikely that you’ll come into contact with these regularly – and this is a pickup, after all. All-in-all, it’s one of the plusher interiors in the class, rivalling the Volkswagen Amarok if not as pleasant as high-spec versions of the Ford Ranger.
You sit high up in the Musso, which makes for a commanding view of the road with very good visibility. Judging the proportions is simple and the deep side windows make easy work of negotiating roundabouts and T-junctions. Rearward visibility isn't usually a strength of pickups, but the Musso has a huge rear screen and thin rear pillars. If you want front and rear parking sensors, you’ll need Saracen or Rhino trim.
Entry-level EX trim has a basic DAB radio with Bluetooth, but stepping up to the Rebel adds an 8.0in touchscreen system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity. If you want the range-topping 9.2in infotainment system (which also features sat-nav), you’ll need either the Saracen or Rhino trim level. Both types of touchscreen are responsive, have sharp on-screen graphics and are straightforward to navigate, although some of the display icons are rather small.
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