Friday, June 18, 2021

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We welcome the LWB variant of the SsangYong Musso, the Rhino - Yes this pickup truck is now even longer, meaning it can carry a more bulky payload.
 
The Musso is built on the Rexton platform, therefore offers SUV style driving, bear in mind though this is a ladder chassis, so it doesn't offer the refinement of say a BMW X5, it is good though.
 
It now has uprated rear suspension including leaf springs to cope with the extra weight, meaning the driving isn't quite as refined as say the Saracen which has coilies on the rear.
 
The powertrain for both models consists of a 2.2 litre SsangYong 4 cylinder diesel Euro 6 engine which develops 181bhp and delivers 420nm of torque, you then have the option of a manual or an auto.  
 
Now the Rhino is only available with the 6 Speed Automatic, which is a pretty good box, as you'll see from the review.
 
The Musso and the Rhino are virtually the same vehicle, both double cabs, both can carry just over 1.1T on the bed, can tow 3.5T and have the same offroad system, 
 
Now the Rhino LWB does have a  few additions including RCTA, 17"s and front parking sensors.
 
This behemoth at over 5,4m long offers a decent drive, smooth changes and even 3 driving modes including POWER, it tows with ease and copes with offroad terrain too, it's PT four wheel drive with 4 Hi and 4 Lo with descent control, the video expalins more about the AWD sytem and shows what it'll cope with.
 
The model we had retails £29,995 exc VAT.
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