Truckers in Australia will have another option next year – 2019 SsangYong Musso. The pickup is growing in markets outside the US. Well, in future, the Korean company could step into North American soil as well. The launch of Musso in Australia will be another big step by SsangYong. Buyers in the UK already know what to expect from this truck. Now, it turns into a ute, as this class is called in a new market.
The 2019 SsangYong Musso will bring something new and fresh to the market. Compact engine is not powerful. Rivals will be in the advantage over Musso in this segment. But, the price and the complete offer could make truckers choose the rookie. Well, without reputation, every start is hard. But, SsangYong is ready to take on the challenge.
2019 SsangYong Musso Release Details
We could hear rumors and some hints that 2019 SsangYong Musso is on the way to new markets. However, we still need confirmation the truck is coming to Australia. But, since everything is still unofficial, we can’t claim when the truck is coming out. It will definitely happen in the first half of 2019.
2019 SsangYong Musso Engine Specs
Under the bonnet of the 2019 SsangYong Musso is a turbodiesel engine. It is a 2.2-liter displacement ready to deliver 400 Nm of torque (295 lb-ft) and 175 hp (130 kW). The automatic transmission is optional, and both manual and auto gearbox comes with six gears. The 2019 Musso will offer the part-time four-wheel drive as the standard system.
Compared to its competitors, the new truck will lack some power. For example, VW Amarok is using a V-6 engine. On the other hand, fuel economy is the major advantage over rivals. The smaller unit is going to return much better mileage. But, the towing capacity of the 2019 SsangYong Musso is not suffering. The truck will be still capable to pull 3,500 kg or 7700 lbs.
2019 SsangYong Musso Features
The entry-level trim of the 2019 SsangYong Musso is not delivering anything special. The offer is modest and buyers can’t enjoy is extra features. Luckily, there are two more trim levels to adjust the premium feel. For example, from the mid-range Rebel version, we have Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard features. Saracen trim upgrades 8-inch screen from Rebel to a 9.2-inch display. Air conditioning, six airbags, and cruise control are standard features. Optionally, with higher trim levels, we can get heated seats and steering wheel, or Nappa upholstery. All models can take up to five passengers.
2019 SsangYong Musso Warranty
The Korean company will try to make a breakthrough with its special warranty offer. No other company is coming out with a seven-year warranty sheet. Well, this is one condition, while to other is 150,000 miles. Well, Ford Ranger and Holden Colorado beat it here, since their utes are coming with unlimited mileage. However, this is another reason why the 2019 SsangYong Musso could make a big impact next season. With an affordable price, this is the perfect combination for truckers seeking for durability and reliability. The price of the new ute could be under 40,000 AUD.