2022 SsangYong Musso gains strength! More powerful diesel engine for Korean rivals Ford Ranger, Toyota HiLux, Isuzu D-Max and Mitsubishi Triton: report

SsangYong’s newly refurbished Musso will get a late engine upgrade as part of an update scheduled for next year, according to a new report.

An internal document disclosed by Auto spy suggests that the Musso will soon get a more powerful version of its 2.2-liter turbo-diesel four-cylinder, with maximum power dropping from 133 kW to 148 kW and maximum torque dropping from 400/420 Nm to 441 Nm.

As noted, the related Rexton large SUV got the same engine upgrade with its own recent facelift, but the Musso missed around the same time for unknown reasons.

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Apparently SsangYong is poised to restore balance in its body-to-chassis model line-up, but it remains to be seen whether the Musso will also get Rexton’s new eight-speed torque converter automatic transmission, as it may continue to stick. with its current six-speed unit.

But the leak suggests the Musso is in line for other updates, including the introduction of speed-sensitive electric power steering, which will allow the installation of lane keeping and steering assistance. for the first time.

Other new advanced driver assistance systems will include Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Safety Distance Alert (SDA), which informs the driver of the time interval between their vehicle and the one in front. , in order to maintain a safe stopping distance.

Additional Musso equipment will also extend to a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, heated rear seats and a redesigned overhead console, which are already found in the Rexton.

Stay tuned for the official reveal of the updated Musso, which is expected to hit Australian showrooms in the near future. For reference, the price of competing Ford Ranger, Toyota HiLux, Isuzu D-Max and Mitsubishi Triton is currently $ 34,990 to $ 47,790 by car.

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