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.
Welcome to our full review and road test of the MG5 SW EV, this is the first electric station wagon in Europe, and yes it doesn't really look like an MG, mind you that's not surprising as it's based on the Roewe ei5.
The electric estate car offers a combined range of 214 miles - which increases to a rather healthy 276 in a city environment, and don't forget you can regen and recoup miles too - the new 5 SWEV offers great economy, style and versatility, as well as rather engaging drive.
This car suits so many people, whether it's due to you heading into ULEZ zones or you wnat a cost effective way to carry cargo, passengers or simply for active sports, you need to drive the MG5 SW to find out for yourself.
What amazed us, was how easily it coped with steep climbs & descents, hairpins, chilly temperature and far more, just watch our Road Trip to find out more.
Prices for the MG5 range start at £24,495.00 for the Excite and £26,495.00 for the Exclusive - both after the OLEV Grant has been applied.
The new SsangYong Tivoli may not look too different to the previous gen, however there are changes to the front, back and even the interior - for example there is new styling round the LED front fogs, grille and headlamps as well as some shaping on the rear bumper and that's just exterior.
The interior is where you'll see the biggest changes, it has a new cluster and if you go for the ultimate you get a full digital cluster which has multiple displays some of the styling has changed on the dash, including the shaping, position of things like vents, you still have rotary dials but the central one for the air-conditioning has now gone, overall its more minimalist and flows better, and it's not just styling that has changed either, we now have new engines.
The new MG5 is the first fully Electric estate car in Europe, it's well priced, has more range than the ZS EV and offers a rather engaging drive, yes it may resemble what you picture an MG as or have as much safety, however its fantastic value.
The first thing you notice is that the MG 5 doesn't follow the currnet design language of the brand, mind you there's a good reason for that, it's based on the Roewe ei5, meaning it also doesn't have all the safety you see in the new ZS, ZS ev and HS.
The electric estate car has 214m range which increases to around 270m in the city, and hits 60 in rather nippy 7.7 seconds, it's roomy, versatile and practical.
We thought we'd see how the MG5 would fair on treacherous mountain roads, hair raising hairpins and steep hills.
Where better than on our doorstep, well kind of... the Rynose Pass and HardKnot Pass, our journey takes us just 100 miles on a round trip, we also utilise the M6 to see how speed affects the car.
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