Our test vehicle is the Q200 series Musso Ultimate, which as its name suggests sits atop the entry-level EX and mid-grade ELX in a three-model range. At just $39,990 (RRP) the Ultimate represents excellent value for money. Even Mitsubishi’s Triton, which has long been the benchmark for value in premium-grade dual-cabs, looks expensive at $51,990 for the top-shelf GLS Premium.
The Ultimate is loaded with features you would not normally expect at such a low price, including big 20-inch chrome alloy wheels with 255/50 R20 tyres and matching spare, HID headlights, sunroof, roof rails, sailplane rear window shroud, rear-view and 360-degree cameras, tyre pressure monitoring system, daytime running lights, rear fog lamps, front/rear park assist, keyless entry/start and lots more.
Inside there’s leather seats with heating/cooling for the fronts, height and reach-adjustable steering wheel and a high-quality sound system with steering wheel-mounted controls, 8.0-inch control screen and multiple connectivity including Apple Car Play and Android Auto. There’s also a suite of dynamic safety features including cruise control and AEB.