The SsangYong Musso XLV lacks badge recognition and design cohesion, but it's an impressively refined and well-priced lifestyle ute that deserves a chance.
More wheelbase, more tub, more good?
Australia’s already bustling small-SUV segment probably doesn’t need another competitor, but the Ssangyong Tivoli has arrived, all the same, to carve out its own little niche. Does it have what it takes to stand out?
Ssangyong is back in Australia as a factory operation, and the mid-sized Korando will play a huge role in deciding whether it's a success. We've driven it in Korea.
With a longer tray and bigger payload (in some guises, at least), the Musso XLV is how Ssangyong plans to take on the Ford Ranger and Toyota HiLux. To see how it goes, we took one for a spin in Korea.
SsangYong's Musso Ultimate is a refined, well-equipped ute designed for 'lifestyle' buyers who don't need to carry particularly heavy payloads. In some areas it actually shames its competitors. Just go in knowing your needs.
The segment-straddling SsangYong Rexton 4x4 has the looks, luxury and drivetrain to make inroads against more established players from the rugged Isuzu MU-X to the refined Hyundai Santa Fe crossover. Success may come slowly, but the product looks the goods.
It's an old design, but new to the Australian market. Can it take on the small SUV segment?
Diesel engine, seven seats, off-road capability, lots of tech and sharp pricing. How does the SsangYong Rexton stack up against the competition?
SsangYong is back in Australia, and its most important model is the Musso. We see how the Korean 4WD ute stacks up...
The practical SsangYong XLV small crossover is not as polished as its newer Rexton stablemate, but a punchy diesel drivetrain and expected sharp pricing will count as positives when it arrives this November.