Korean manufacturers are making a strong progress in the automotive industry. After success in sedan and crossover segments, they are turning attention to trucks. The 2018 SsangYong Musso is going to be the most interesting model coming from this Asian country. Also, we can see a Hyundai Santa Cruz pickup, as probably the biggest rival of Musso.
Good towing capacity and drivetrain durability are highlights of the truck. On the other hand, people in the factory did not pay attention to some details. Infotainment system and few design solutions are not great and 2018 Musso could improve it. Another advantage of the mid-size pickup is its value. Attractive price is going to lure many buyers just to take a look at the vehicle.
2018 SsangYong Musso Engine and Specs
The 2018 SsangYong Musso will use the new 3.2-l V-6 drivetrain. There is also another option, but we still don’t know for sure if 2.2-l 4-cylinder diesel is coming back. Nevertheless, a 6-speed automatic transmission is certain. Also, new Musso will offer all-wheel drive as an optional system. Towing capacity is 7,000 pounds.
Besides its advantages, new SsangYong Musso will have to improve some parts of its driving system. First of all, springs and dampers are more car-like. Pickup trucks are working machines, often used off the road. Vibrations of the engine are very loud and noisy, and it damages the overall driving impression.
Current users also complained about brakes. These are pretty hard and feeling while pushing the pedals is not so great as on some other models. Finally, engineers will have to fix all lags of the automatic transmission drivers appointed to.
2018 SsangYong Musso Styling and Features
The 2018 SsangYong Musso is not the most luxurious truck you will find on market. Also, it is not the most comfortable. However, a combination of performance, exterior look, interior design, and the price is making this pickup competitive.
Outside, the truck is coming with the pretty interesting design. It is both plain and modern. Large air intakes and small grille are giving opposite impression. Big wheels and headlights are very aggressive. On the other hand, side of 2018 Musso is not giving any reason to comment it. Straight, without some experimental solutions, somehow too simple, but again, not ugly.
The cabin is the most criticized part of Musso’s. But, the new model is about to change the impression. Cutting the engine noises is the first thing to fix. Double cab configuration is not so bad. Truck for 2018 is probably going to offer single cab with a longer bed. Furthermore, extra trim levels can bring more options to buyers and all fans. The big touch-screen display is the highlight of the control panel. Now, we will see more features and commands coming from it.
2018 SsangYong Musso Release Date and Price
This is the return of the truck which came for the last time in 2016. Updates are not going to affect the price, as these improve overall impression. So, fans can expect the base trim of 2018 SsangYong Musso to cost under $30,000.
When is the release date?
The truck is coming somewhere during 2018 season. The exact schedule is not set yet, so launching date is to be announced yet.