Pick-up market is growing outside the US. We can see many familiar faces overseas, as well as some new models running in the wilderness of the Australian continent, where trucks are being very popular for ages. Aussies call these vehicles utes. Nissan, Toyota and Ford are battling there, like in the States. But, there are also pickups US buyers haven’t seen before at dealerships. Mitsubishi L200 and Isuzu D-Max might be on their way across the ocean. Still, the most affordable one is still the 2022 SsangYong Musso.
Believe or not, the nameplate exist for nearly 30 years. Well, in its first ten years, Musso was an SUV. When it turned into truck, the vehicle was in production for only 3 years (2002-2005). Then, the Korean manufacturer decided to bring it back in 2018. For three seasons, it achieved a nice welcome and the 2022 SsangYong Musso might be an important player in several markets. We expect it to appear in more countries as well. Go grab your pickup, since the popularity is going to increase the price pretty soon.
2022 SsangYong Musso Engines
Engineers of the Korean company decided to offer both petrol and diesel engines. Such trucks are more popular with oil burners, that’s a fact. Some rivals are even not offering gasoline plants. For the 2022 SsangYong Musso, the base configuration will combine a 2.2-liter diesel and a six-speed manual transmission. Automatic AISIN gearbox is optional, as well as the part-time all-wheel drive. Leaf and five-link suspensions are potential options, depending on the market you are visiting. An oil burner is creating 180 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque. Towing capacity is 5,700 pounds.
If you want to go with a 2.0-liter engine, the power output is 225 horsepower, but the torque drops to 260 lb-ft. On the other hand, the towing potential jumps to 6,600 pounds, making the SsangYong Musso one of the best haulers with a petrol unit. Again, manual or auto transmissions are there, as well as two- and four-wheel drive.
In most dealerships, you will find the entry-level version as the 2022 SsangYong Musso ELX. The company packs it with a 7-inch gauge cluster, 8-inch infotainment display with touchscreen, and Apple Car/Android Auto compatibility. Outside, fog lights and 18-inch wheels are standard. Safety package holds the reverse camera, hill assist, lane departure warning and front-collision alert.
The Ultimate model is spicing things up. Synthetic leather seats, heated steering wheel, ventilated front buckets, and tilt and telescopic steering wheel features are added. Black alloy wheels and HID headlights are notable exterior upgrades. Blind-spot monitor improves safety, as well as lane change assist and rear cross-traffic alert. There are seven color choices on both trim levels: Grand White, Atlantic Blue, Fine Silver, Indian Red, Marble Grey, Pearl White, and Space Black.
2022 SsangYong Musso Price
The base MSRP of the 2022 SsangYong Musso will start under 17,000 USD converted from other currencies. The automatic gearbox is a 1,100 USD upgrade, while for the Ultimate package buyers will have to invest slightly more than 4,500 USD.