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Sunraysia Daily Saturday, January 12, 2019
HE all-new SsangYong Musso dual
cab Ute is poised to be a major
contender in the Australian market,
launching with a combination of
comfort, convenience and value-for-money.
Sharing its underpinnings with the award-
winning Rexton SUV, Musso's body-on-frame
construction provides give an extremely
strong vehicle that delivers excellent off-road
driving performance and safety from its
quad-frame and part time four-wheel-drive
"Australia is the home of the Ute and we
are genuinely excited about the prospects for
the all-new Musso," said SsangYong Australia
Managing Director Tim Smith.
"We will be going to market with a vehicle
that offers customers performance, 3.5-tonne
towing, a host of creature comforts and
tough, rugged styling.
"We're confident the all-new Musso is
set to land a few punches on some of the
established players," he said.
The new Musso – Korean for rhino – takes
its strong, tough and powerful image from
the brand's heritage established over 60
years ago and revives the nameplate of
one of the first SsangYong vehicles sold in
Australia in the 1990s.
Designed to carry passengers in comfort
and transport loads securely, the Musso
combines a five-seat crew-cab body style
with a workman-like load deck that will take a
full-sized Euro pallet.
Musso is powered by the e-XDi220
engine found in the Rexton, delivering
maximum power of 133 kW at 4,000 rpm and
a maximum torque of 400Nm from 1,400,
matched to 6-speed manual transmission or
6-speed Aisin automatic.
Inside, Musso is exceptionally well
equipped compared with other pick-ups, and
as well as offering excellent shoulder and leg
room front and rear, and the option of nappa
Bluetooth connectivity features across the
range, while the ELX and Ultimate models
feature an 8-inch screen with Apple CarPlay
and Android Auto.
The exterior design of the Musso gives
the vehicle a bold and muscular stance and
adopts the purposeful front-end design of all
new SsangYong vehicles.
A bold chrome line across the radiator
grille and the curves of the bonnet present a
robust look and a real impression of strength.
The shoulder wing grille - now a styling cue
of the brand stretches out to the headlights,
while the dynamic character lines to the side
and especially the rear add to its powerful
At over 5 meters (5,095mm), the new
Musso gives one of the largest cabin interiors
in its class. The load bed dimensions of
1300x1570x570mm means the Musso can
easily swallow a Euro pallet.
The load decks of Musso come equipped
with a tough fitted load liner, a 12V/120W
power outlet and rotating hooks to help tie
Based on the new Rexton, the interior of
the Musso offers a high standard of detailing,
fit and finish.
With one of the most spacious interiors
in its segment, the second row of seats
is designed for three passengers to travel
comfortably with ample space.
The car's four-wheel drive system draws on
SsangYong's years of experience in all-wheel-
drive technology and features a selectable 4x4
system. Power is delivered permanently to the
rear wheels, with front wheel drive dialled in
electronically as required, with high and low
ratios available as conditions demand.
The system includes hill descent control
and hill start assist to provide optimum grip,
traction and safety.
Starting with the truck's rigid body on frame
construction and the fitment of eight body
mounts and large rubber engine mounts,
the Musso has also been carefully tuned
by Pininfarina to ensure low levels noise,
vibration and harshness (NVH).
Polyester wheel-arch linings reduce road
noise so passengers can travel in comfort, the
engine bay includes better sealing to improve
sound, dust and waterproofing, while wind
noise is reduced thanks to detailing such as
fourfold door sealing and aerodynamically
designed wiper blades.
With new technologies and features, the new
SsangYong Musso ensures excellent levels of
safety and includes six airbags on all models.
With the high-strength steel construction of
its Quad-frame, the vehicle is stiffer than its
competitors, achieved by using 1.5Gpa-grade
ultra-strength steel. This not only gives greatly
improved body strength but also reduced
The pick-up also features impact absorbing
elements in the steering wheel and steering
column to minimise injuries from a frontal
collision, while the structure and materials
employed in the frontal area of the body are
designed to improve pedestrian safety.
Every model in the SsangYong range will
come standard with autonomous emergency
braking (AEB) and forward collision warning
(FCW) from December 2018 production
Musso ELX adds Blind Spot Detection
(BSD), Lane Change Assist (LCA) and Rear
Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA), while the Ultimate
comes with 360° camera for enhanced safety.
INFOTAINMENT & CONVENIENCE
All models feature an advanced infotainment
system that includes AM/FM radio with
Bluetooth connectivity, while Apple CarPlay
and Android Auto come standard on the higher
specification ELX and Ultimate models, as
does a reversing camera.
Other standard features include an
adjustable tilt & telescopic steering wheel,
electric windows, cruise control, central
locking, air-conditioning with fine dust filters
and a 12V/120W power outlet in the cargo deck
The range-topping Ultimate version will
come with are cameras front and rear, and the
latest suite of electronic safety aids including
360 degree around-view monitoring.
Like every model in the SsangYong Australia
range, the Musso comes complete with a
comprehensive seven-year, unlimited kilometre
warranty, seven years' roadside assistance and
seven years' service price menu.
Model Drive-away price
Musso EX M/T $30,490
Musso EX A/T $32,490
Musso ELX A/T $35,990
For all your enquiries, contact Davison
Motors LMCT 6390 on the corner of Etiwanda
Avenue and 15th Street, phone 5021 5757 or
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