At the Geneva Motor Show, SsangYong showed the Musso Grand – a long-wheelbase version of the truck currently on sale in the UK. As it stands, the Musso is the shortest truck out there on the market, but this model directly addresses that and would make it the longest on these shores.
SsangYong in the UK have not yet confirmed specifications, but if the Musso Grand’s domestic counterpart, the Rexton Sports Khan is anything to go by, then the lifestyle focussed truck is around a foot longer than the UK Musso, and has a load space now measuring 1,610×1,570x600mm – only notably larger in length.
Other than the extra length in the load bed, the wheelbase would grow too, but on the whole the Musso would remain the same as the one we currently know. It’s more than likely to share the same 2.2-litre unit that SsangYong uses across its range, and the same goes for the six-speed manual or Aisin automatic transmissions.
The full specifications of the Musso Grand haven’t yet been confirmed for European models, but expecting it to cost more than a standard Musso is not unreasonable and there are murmurs that we’ll be seeing it in the UK before the year is out.