THE all-new SsangYong Musso pick-up is a tough, strong and value-for-money 4x4.

Built on the same architecture as the new Rexton, it delivers excellent off-road driving performance and safety from its quad-frame and four-wheel-drive system.

Korean for rhino – the Musso takes its strong, tough and powerful image from the brand’s heritage established more than 60 years ago and from the original Musso of the 1990s.

The new truck comes with a sector leading seven-year/150,000 mile warranty and a high level of interior refinement and great infotainment.

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. It also carries a payload of over one-tonne and tows trailers of up to 3.5 tonnes concurrently to give the highest total load capacity in the segment.

Ssangyong says this combination of utility pick-up and SUV means the Musso offers "the perfect blend of functionality, practicality, performance and comfort to the driver and family or workmates".

Musso is powered by the same e-XDi220 engine found in the Rexton, and delivers a maximum power of 178bhp at 4,000 rpm and a maximum torque of 400Nm at 1,600 to 2,600 rpm. It is available with either a six-speed manual or an Aisin six-speed automatic.

Inside, the Musso offers excellent shoulder and leg room front and rear, while 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 an infotainment system that includes an 8ins screen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Wi-fi mirroring, or 9.2-inch screen with TomTom navigation on top line models.

The range starts with the Musso EX which costs £19,995 excluding VAT. The EX comes with 17ins alloy wheels, a DAB audio/Bluetooth system, six airbags, electric windows, remote central locking that includes the tail gate, manual air conditioning, automatic headlights, rain sensing wipers and a full sized spare wheel.

Next up is Rebel (£22,495 ex VAT) which adds18ins alloy wheels, roof rails, floor mats, the aforementioned 8ins smart audio infotainment system with Google CarPlay and Android Auto, a rear-view reversing camera, leather-look seats, front seats that are both heated and ventilated, heated leather steering wheel, black side steps and Rebel graphics.

Saracen (£24,995 ex VAT) has 18ins black alloy wheels, and adds Nappa leather seats, power adjustable drivers and front passenger seats, heated rear seats, 9.2ins screen with TomTom navigation, automatic projection headlamps and LED positioning lights, cruise control, metal front skid plate, bright finished tubular side steps, bright rear corner bars, bright finished mirrors and door handles and Saracen graphics.

Musso Rhino is a limited edition including automatic and metallic paint for £28,495 excluding VAT.

There are just 100 of these, finished in either Indian red or metallic Space black and featuring six-speed Aisin automatic transmission, 20ins black alloy wheels fitted with General Grabber all terrain tyres, a black front skid plate, black tubular side steps, black rear corner bars, black load deck bar with LED lights, dark tinted rear privacy glass, a numbered limited-edition plaque and Rhino graphics.