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The SsangYong Musso Rhino has won the ‘Best Pick-up for payload’ category in the 2021 What Car? Car of the Year Awards in the UK.

Commented Steve Huntingford, editor of What Car? “The Musso Rhino is the best pick-up there is at doing what pick-ups are ultimately designed for: hauling stuff about. However, it’s also good to drive and live with, because its 2.2-liter diesel engine is impressively refined, and there’s a smart interior with tactile materials. You even get a best-in-class seven-year, 150,000-mile warranty.”

In 2018, the SsangYong Musso was totally revamped, and a new generation was born – Musso is now smarter, safer, and more stylish than ever.  It had a complete re-design from the ground up, and now, in 2021, the only thing in common with its predecessor is its name.

Musso is now an award-winning multi-role four-wheel drive pick-up, blending functionality with style and bold features that project stability and on-road presence. It’s striking and impressive, giving Musso an immediate presence.

The SsangYong Musso
Built on the same architecture as SsangYong’s award-winning SsangYong Rexton SUV, Musso shares its body-on-frame construction to give an extremely strong vehicle that delivers excellent off-road driving performance and safety. The combination of utility pick-up and SUV means Musso offers the perfect blend of functionality, practicality, performance, and comfort to family or tradespeople alike.

Designed to carry passengers in comfort and transport loads securely, the SUV-based Musso combines a five-seat crew-cab body style with a workman-like load deck.  The standard short-bed Musso will easily accommodate a full-sized Euro pallet but the Rhino long bed is even bigger, offering an additional 310mm in the back. Both variants are equipped as standard with a tough fitted load liner, a 12V/120W power outlet, and rotating hooks to help strap-down loads such as tools and equipment.

Most pick-ups cannot tow a trailer at maximum weight and carry a full payload at the same time, but Musso and its big brother, the Musso Rhino, are different from most other pick-ups in many ways.  Either variant can carry a payload of over 1 tonne and tow a trailer of up to 3.5 tonnes concurrently