Our overall rating:
Funny thing, fashion. Pick-ups used to be found on the farm, dragging machinery and hauling hay bales, but these days you’ll see them on the high street too. Many buyers have worked out they’re cheap to run as company cars and are just as capable of carrying out the school run as they are carrying their tools to work.
The Ssangyong Musso – our early test car carried its original name in South Korea, Rexton Sports – has one of the lowest list prices of any double-cab pick-up on the market. Despite this, it gets a strong 2.2-litre diesel engine and either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic gearbox. It’s likely to come with a generous equipment list, too.
Of course, it isn’t plain sailing for the Musso; other manufacturers are also getting in on the action. Indeed, the Ford Ranger, Volkswagen Amarok, Nissan Navara and Toyota Hilux are all vying for your attention.
Read on over the few pages to find out whether the 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.
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