2019 SsangYong Musso Wants To Be Europe’s Honda Ridgeline

The SsangYong Musso (Korean for rhinoceros) name is back, and this time it’s used on a new pickup truck.

Launched at the Geneva Motor Show, it has the more lofty, 4-door versions of the Nissan Navara, Renault Alaskan, Mitsubishi L200 in its sight. It shares its body-on-frame construction with the new Rexton.

It’s claimed to carry over 1-tonne (2,205lbs) in load weight, tow trailers of up to 3.5 tonnes (7,716lbs), and haul a full-sized Euro pallet in its bed.

Inside, the crew-cab body style can sit five adults, who will notice the layout identical to the Rexton, with a few nips and tucks here and there. The range-topping model gets Nappa leather seats, infotainment system with 8-inch screen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, DAB Radio, Bluetooth, and others.

The exterior of the 2019 SsangYong Musso is very similar to that of its SUV sibling too, and those who want to sacrifice comfort for style can have the truck with wheels up to 20-inch in size, on the top-of-the-line grade.

Even the 2.2-liter turbodiesel engine is shared with the Rexton, and it delivers an identical output of 181PS (178hp) and 420Nm (310lb-ft) of torque. It works together with a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission to channel the output to the four-wheel drive system, with RWD mode, high and low ratios.

The new SsangYong Musso will arrive at dealers in selected European markets later this year, including in the United Kingdom, with pricing and specifications to be confirmed.

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  • PK

    They can be.

  • TrevP

    And they get away with copying yet again.

    • Mr_Fanta_Pants

      Exactly what have they copied?

      • TrevP

        Exactly what haven’t they copied? lol Oh come on, you have to admit this does look like a Honda Ridgeline.

        • Vanishing Boy

          But the 1st-gen Musso Sports was released in 2002, way before the Ridgeline came to fruition.

          Plus this Musso is way more capable than the Ridgeline. And a higher payload capacity than the American-made Toyota Tacoma (1,175 lbs.)!

  • Obsequious Lickspittle

    US gets Ford, Chevrolet and Dodge and we get this sh1t!

  • Matt

    Needs the rear cowling option to disguise how the cabin abruptly ends at the tray, could have been slightly better designed in that regard.

  • Karl

    Kill it with fire please!

  • Agu.55

    looks tiny

  • I had to say it’s improved from last gen Musso or Actyon. But Ssangyong still feels average compared to their competitors.

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