SsangYong launched the SsangYong Musso in 2018. The model serves as the brand’s entry in the pickup truck segment. As mentioned earlier, the SsangYong Musso is the pickup version of the Korean midsize SUV, Rexton. Since the Musso Grand is a pickup version, the third row of seats is converted into a large cargo bay instead, and a few more changes were done to differentiate the SsangYong Musso over the South Korean SUV.
SsangYong Philippines offers the Ssangyong Musso in seven color options – Fine Silver, Silky White, Atlantic Blue, Space Black, Indian Red, Maroon Brown, and Marble Grey. It is also available in Manual and Automatic transmission. SsangYong Musso Grand can also be ordered with 4x2 and 4x4.
The Musso Grand comes with a particularly lengthy cargo bed
The front end of the SsangYong Musso Grand features a muscular shoulder-fender line and sporty multi-level fascia. It also comes with a body-colored roll bar and straight-shopped roof. It rides on 17-inch wheels that look too small for the vehicle, but the car still has a large and intimidating stance.
The front fascia of the Korean pickup looks simple and boxy. It sports sweptback headlamps together with daytime running LEDs and projector units. The vehicle also features a hexagonal grille along with the brand's logo and thin chrome linings.
The body and bed of the SsangYong Musso are mounted high on the frame, which leaves plenty of bare bodywork between the top of the bed and the wheels.
The interior of the SsangYong Musso Grand features soft-touch plastic and contrasting color and texture. The cabin is simple but well-executed. It is rendered in several shades of brown, gray, silver, chrome, and brushed steel. The flat roof leaves in-ceiling clearance for the sliding sunroof that livens up the cabin a bit.
The front part of the car's interior provides generous storage, including a huge center cabin and a lined dash shelf for change and cards. The seats are power-adjustable, which will make it easy for drivers to sidle up into a good driving position. There is also a bit of storage space underneath for slim bags, equipment, and umbrellas.
Technology & Safety features
The Korean pickup surely gives consumers a lot for their money. Some of the tech and safety features offered by the SsangYong Musso Grand are the following: heated side mirrors, stability control, hill-descent control, automatic lights, self-dimming rear mirror, and wipers for all-weather driving.
In terms of infotainment, the Musso Grand is equipped with an 8-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration. It also has tire-pressure monitoring and separate tiller-mounted buttons for voice command and calls. The vehicle does not offer cruise control, but it does offer a heated steering wheel. The cabin also has a couple of 12-V outlets and a USB socket.
Platform & Chassis
Ssangyong Musso is a four-door pickup truck that can accommodate five occupants. This pickup from the South Korean carmaker sits on a ladder-on-frame chassis. It has a length of 5405 mm, a width of 1950 mm, a 3210 mm wheelbase, and a ground clearance of 216 mm. The double-wishbone front suspension and a live axle rear with leaf springs provide a sorted handling balance and ride quality despite having a bigger load capacity and bigger bed than the SsangYong Musso variant.
The ventilated discs at the front and the rear solid discs provide the stopping power of the SsangYong Musso.
Engine & Drivetrain
Under the hood of the SsangYong Musso Grand lies 2.2L Diesel Engine, 4 Cylinder 16 Valve DOHC that creates 179 horsepower and 420 Newton-meter of maximum torque. The powerplant is mated to a six-speed ASIN automatic transmission that sends power on the rear axles for the sole variant. It also comes with a drive mode selection.
The SsangYong Musso Grand’s engine is refined and quiet. The South Korean pickup is available in Manual and Automatic transmission depending on the variant. The vehicle's fuel consumption also depends on the fuel type and variant, but it has 11.62 kmpl fuel efficiency on the highway.