SsangYong has revealed the long wheelbase version of the new Musso ute which is due to arrive in Australian showrooms in the second quarter of 2019.
The long wheelbase variant is 310mm longer than the regular Musso which takes the total length to 5405mm. It’s also 15mm higher, while the wheelbase extends 110mm.
Opting for the longer Musso brings a 30 per cent increase in payload to 1020kg, up from 790kg.
To accommodate a larger payload, the longer Musso switches to leaf spring rear suspension. The standard Musso is equipped with a coil spring rear suspension set-up.
Further differentiating the longer Musso from the SWB variant is a unique grille, apparently, it’s inspired by the historic Parthenon temple of ancient Greece.
The new Musso model will be known in it’s native Korea as the Khan, named after the famed Mongolian dynasty of the 13th century. Tim Smith, SsangYong Australia’s Managing Director said the local subsidiary was still working through what the vehicle will be called here.
The longer Musso will be available in the same three trim levels as the wider SsangYong range - EX, ELX and Ultimate.
Power will come from the same 2.2-litre turbo-diesel engine found in the current Musso, however, torque has been increased from 400Nm to 420Nm, which still arrives at 1400rpm.
Every model will come standard with autonomous emergency braking and forward collision warning. All versions of the Musso will also be backed with SsangYong’s seven-year warranty.
Full specifications and pricing will be confirmed closer to the launch in the second quarter of 2019. In the meantime, you can read our review of the Musso by clicking here.
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