The impact of the SsangYong Musso on the Australian ute market may not have been huge just yet, but it’s about to get a whole lot bigger.

That’s because the Musso XLV is set to arrive soon - a longer, more work-ready version of the brand’s dual cab ute that is set to offer buyers more for their money. Not just in terms of impressive spec levels and lower buy-in prices than the mainstream makers, but also because the XLV is bigger and offers better tray space than the existing shorter-wheelbase version.

This new long-wheelbase model is also called the Rexton Sports Khan, the Musso Grand or the Musso LWB depending on where you live. But in Australia it’ll be called the Musso XLV, and that acronymic suffix could well stand for Xtra Large on Value. Officially it’s “eXciting Lifestyle Vehicle”.

While we wait for the other Korean brands - Hyundai and Kia - to offer their first pick-up trucks, the SsangYong Musso stands to gain. As with the rest of the brand’s range, it’ll offer compelling - in fact, class-leading - ownership prospects, not to mention excellent value. 

Plus - and uniquely in the segment - customers will have the choice of a coil spring or leaf spring rear suspension. Intrigued? Read on…