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2022 SsangYong Musso price and features: Budget-friendly Toyota HiLux, Ford Ranger and Mitsubishi Triton alternative steps up with facelift

The Musso’s front fascia has been redesigned.

SsangYong Australia has confirmed pricing and full specification details for the facelifted version of the second-generation Musso 4x4 dual-cab ute, which is due in showrooms next month with a range-wide $1000 cost increase and more standard equipment.

The Musso remains available in six variants spread across two grades (entry-level ELX and flagship Ultimate), with both coming with the choice of a standard or long wheelbase, the latter of which commands a $1500 premium and is dubbed XLV.

The ELX has the two transmission options: a six-speed manual (from $34,990 driveaway) and a six-speed torque-converter automatic (from $36,990), while the Ultimate (from $41,290) is exclusively mated to the latter.

Surprisingly, the Musso’s facelift doesn’t usher in the related Rexton large SUV’s new 148kW/441Nm tune of the shared 2.2-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine.

As such, the Musso still produces 133kW of power and 400Nm of torque, although its two automatic XLV versions up the ante to 420Nm.

As reported, South Korea’s Toyota HiLux, Ford Ranger and Mitsubishi Triton challenger has been given a bold new look up front, with a large grille with five horizontal louvres dominating.

Furthermore, vertical LED daytime running lights make their presence felt, while the bumper has also been redesigned. Around the side, new alloy wheel designs feature, while the Musso's rear end steps up with LED tail-lights.

Rounding out the exterior changes are darkened window surround, side-mirror caps and door handles. Inside, no major design changes have been made.

Standard equipment in the ELX includes a rear differential lock, silver 17-inch (XLV) or 18-inch (non-XLV) alloy wheels, an 8.0-inch touchscreen multimedia system, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support, a 7.0-inch multifunction display, a leather-trimmed steering wheel and premium woven fabric upholstery.

Advanced driver-assist systems extend to autonomous emergency braking, lane departure warning, cruise control, high-beam assist, a reversing camera and front and rear parking sensors.

The Ultimate also gets speed-sensitive steering, black 18-inch alloy wheels, a heated steering wheel, heated and cooled front seats, artificial leather upholstery, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, surround-view cameras and tyre pressure monitoring.

A $3000 Luxury Pack can be added to the Ultimate, with it bundling in a sunroof, dual-zone climate control, heated rear seats, power-adjustable front seats and Nappa leather upholstery.

Of note, the Musso’s standard coil springs (790kg payload) are swapped for a leaf-sprung suspension set-up (ELX: 1025kg/Ultimate: 880kg payload) when the XLV box is ticked. Either way, braked towing capacity is 3500kg.

2022 SsangYong Musso driveaway pricing

ELXmanual$34,990 (+$1000)
ELX XLVmanual$36,490 (+$1000)
ELXautomatic$36,990 (+$1000)
ELX XLVautomatic$38,490 (+$1000)
Ultimateautomatic$41,290 (+$1000)
Ultimate XLVautomatic$42,790 (+$1000)