SsangYong brand, whose best-known model is the Rexton SUV, plans to introduce a pickup truck based on the said SUV model. All-new 2018 SsangYong Musso pickup truck is set to go on sale in 2018. This model is not brand new because it has a predecessor in the model called Korando Sports.
2018 SsangYong Musso Design
2018 SsangYong Musso will take over the platform from the Rexton SUV. It’s traditional ladder frame construction. Although the successor is the smallest pickup in one-tone segment in the UK, the new 2018 Musso will not be in the mini category. The reason is the basis of that, it borrows the full-size SUV. The emphasis is primarily on the strength, then on all other segments. We can expect that 2018 Musso pickup can tow 3.5 tons easily. These are not expectations, as the 2017 MY model has already been upgraded to this level.
For now it is not known the exact information on the suspension of this model. Will they use the front axle arrangement from the old version. If not, then it will definitely be equipped with a suspension that comes with Rexton SUV, double wishbone design.
However, the offer from 2018 SsangYong Musso pickup does not end just like that. A new Musso will offer a choice of two body lengths on the market. The long version of this pickup truck will have 5.5 m. For now, only double cab is available. The latest information speaks in favor of the offer of the single and crew cab configuration of this pickup truck. The new 2018 Musso pickup truck will meet the needs of the family vehicle as well as work truck.
Specs and Price
As far as the drive unit is concerned, it will not be changed in relation to the current model. This would mean that the 2018 SsangYong Musso will run a 2.2 L diesel engine. This drive unit has a 178 hp/400 Nm engine that meets the latest Euro 6 emissions regulations. The introduction of a 2.0-liter turbo petrol alternative is another novelty when this pickup is in question.
The current model is extremely well-priced against rivals. It’s also the cheapest one-ton pickup on the UK market. The new Musso pickup truck will be more expensive. For now, it is not yet known what will offer the interior of the new pickup truck. Some sources state that Rexton SUV is overcome in this case, and that we can expect a lot of new technologies and features.