SsangYong are getting ready to replace the aging Musso with an entirely new pickup truck, based on the same underpinnings as the latest Rexton.
Shown in an official image released prior to its 2018 Geneva Motor Show presentation in March, the new SsangYong Musso, which is known as the ‘Rexton Sports’ in its homeland, South Korea, is coming to challenge the likes of the Mitsubishi L200 and Renault Alaskan.
Nothing else is known about it so far, but since it will share the same platform with the Rexton SUV, albeit with a few suspension modifications, it’s also expected to use the latter’s 2.2-liter diesel engine, in European markets at least. This is good for 178PS (176hp) and 420Nm (310lb-ft) of torque, channeled to the 2WD or AWD system through a 7-speed automatic transmission, made by Mercedes-Benz.
In different parts of Asia, customers will probably get a 2.0-liter turbocharged petrol mill, mated to a 6-speed automatic gearbox, which is also found on the new Rexton.
Single or crew cab versions are believed to arrive in Europe, but we’ll know for sure once the new SsangYong Musso celebrates its public presentation in a couple of months.