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The multiple award-winning Musso is built on the same architecture as the brands flagship Rexton. It shares its body-on-frame construction to give an extremely strong vehicle that delivers excellent off-road driving performance and safety from its quad-frame and four-wheel-drive system. Musso is an extremely competent multi-purpose truck with SsangYong values to the core - comprehensively equipped, a class leading 7-year/150,000-mile warranty with a value for money package, plus a surprising level of interior refinement and great infotainment.

This pick-up is powered by the same e-XDi220 engine found in the Rexton and delivers a maximum power of 202ps at 4,000 rpm and a maximum torque of 441Nm at 1,600 to 2,600 rpm. It is available with an Aisin 6-speed automatic transmission.

Richard Ingram, Editor at Carbuyer, commented; "The SsangYong Musso is spacious and loaded with kit, and thanks to a strong engine and all-wheel drive, won’t struggle with big weights in the back – and that’s before you consider the seven-year, 150,000-mile warranty. Value is a big thing for us here at Carbuyer, and the Musso just nails its brief."

Designed to carry passengers in comfort and transport loads securely, the SUV-based Musso combines a five-seat crew-cab body style with a workman-like load deck that will take a full-sized Euro pallet, and some. It also carries a payload of over 1-tonne and tows trailers of up to 3.5 tonnes concurrently to give the highest total load capacity in the segment. This combination of utility pick-up and SUV means Musso offers the perfect blend of functionality, practicality, performance and comfort to the driver and family or workmates.

Kevin Griffin, managing director of SsangYong Motor UK, said: “We are absolutely delighted to win a Carbuyer award for Musso. Such recognition from Carbuyer speaks volumes about the Musso range. This is a great result that not only fully endorses the qualities and capabilities of the Musso but also the brand’s value for money proposition.”

Inside, Musso is exceptionally well equipped compared with other pick-ups, and as well as offering excellent shoulder and leg room front and rear, Nappa leather seats can be found on the top of the range model for added luxury and comfort. DAB radio and Bluetooth connectivity feature across the range, while all but the entry level model feature a state-of-the-art infotainment system which includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

This latest award for Musso joins honours from 4x4 Magazine, Diesel Car Magazine and WhatCar?