The forthcoming 2021 SsangYong Musso is about to get mid-cycle refreshments. This mid-size pickup truck based on the five-door SUV variant, and it looks sharp and modern. Recently, Musso received dimensional changes, and it is more significant than ever before. Now, SsangYong will provide numerous exterior and interior upgrades.
Musso offers a room for five passengers, and its interior looks stylish. You can find a lot of standard equipment inside the cabin too. The mid-size pickup shares a lot of things with the Rexton model. Both models are riding on a body-on-frame architecture and are using the same engines.
2021 Musso Exterior Facelift
The brand-new 2021 SsangYong Musso is offering a rugged look, but it looks modern. “Musso” means rhinoceros in Korean and this model seems powerful. SsangYong is known for its recognizable design language. The front part comes with gorgeous chrome accents, especially around the grille. Headlights are sharper than before, and Musso also has some muscles to show.
Last year’s model growth in size, so there will be no dimensional changes at the moment. The rear part will get reshaped tail lamps and a wider bumper. If you opt for one of the upper trim levels, you’ll get a premium 20-inch chrome wheels.
Once you enter the cabin, you’ll see there is room for five persons. The forthcoming 2021 SsangYong Musso is a mid-size pickup that offers a generous interior room. Both legroom and headroom are ample and above average for the segment. And while it provides good list of standard features, Musso is still behind its competitors in so many ways. The cabin lacks a couple of features and systems. On the other hand, comfort is excellent and the cabin is more SUV-like.
If you load a couple of optional features, you won’t have to worry about anything. The ride is smooth and quiet. The base trim level offers Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth, and DAB radio. The infotainment system is up to date, and it adds a standard 8-inch touchscreen. Wi-Fi, leather upholstery and other luxury amenities are optional.
Turbodiesel Engine Specs
As we mentioned, the Rexton model had a high impact on Musso. Thanks to that, two models are sharing both the platform and powertrain. The 2021 SsangYong Musso is using a 2.2-liter turbodiesel. This mill generates 180 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque. Musso offers a standard 6-speed manual gearbox. However, optional Aisin 6-speed automatic transmission is recommended.
The four-wheel-drive system is optional, as well. Standard configuration is set to a two-wheel-drive setup. Nothing will change in terms of performances. That means the 2021 Musso can tow almost 8,000 pounds.
2021 SsangYong Musso Price and Release Date
We still don’t know anything about the price of the new 2021 SsangYong Musso. Current model costs $20,000. Surely, a new model will get a small jump in price thanks to the latest upgrades. The mid-size pickup is available in three different trim levels. The range-topping model is priced at over $30,000. The sales of the next Musso will start in the last quarter of 2020.