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Ssangyong Musso LWB launching in 2019

Ssangyong will launch a long-wheelbase version of the Musso in the second-quarter of 2019, boosting length to 5.4m and payload from 790kg to 1020kg.

Ssangyong has revealed a long-wheelbase Musso which will arrive in Australia in the second-quarter of this year. The LWB Musso (called Khan in Korea; Ssangyong is unsure whether it’ll be called Musso in Australia) is 310mm than the Musso launched here in December, offers a longer wheelbase (110mm longer) and lifts payload from 790kg to 1020kg.

The engine remains the 2.2-litre turbocharged four-cylinder diesel but torque has increased to 420Nm at 1400rpm (up from 400Nm at the same rpm)

Other changes include “a leaf spring rear suspension designed to meet the heavy-duty demands expected by target customers, including tradespeople and farmers. The SWB version comes standard with a coil spring rear suspension set-up”.

More than this, the LWB Musso gets a different grille which Ssangyong claims is inspired by the Parthenon in Greece. Hmmm.

Speaking about the reveal, SsangYong Australia Managing Director Tim Smith said the LWB version would arrive in Australian showrooms early in the second quarter of 2019.

“We’re very excited for the possibilities the LWB Musso will provide the brand here in Australia.

“The response from dealers and customers to SWB Musso has been outstanding, but we are already fielding numerous inquiries for the LWB.

“We’re still locking down pricing but, as we demonstrated with the SWB version, we’re confident Australian customers can expect fantastic value for money.”

Like the Musso there will be three trim levels, EX, ELX and Ultimate.

All versions will come standard with autonomous emergency braking and forward collision warning. The ELX will add blind spot detection, lane departure warning and rear cross traffic alert, while the range topping Ultimate will come with a 360-degree camera.

Pricing will be released closer to the local launch.


Isaac Bober

Isaac Bober

Isaac Bober was born in the shadow of Mount Panorama in Bathurst and, so, it was inevitable he’d fall into work as a motoring writer. He began his motoring career in 2000 reviewing commercial vehicles, before becoming editor of Caravan & Motorhome magazine. He then moved to MOTOR Magazine before going freelance and contributing to Overlander 4WD, 4×4 Australia, TopGear Australia, Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, The Australian, CARSguide, and many more.