PLAYING THE LONG GAME

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WORDS JUSTIN WALKER

THE SsangYong Musso XLV is the long-wheelbase version of the Musso dual cab, released last year, with this stretched variant measuring a touch over 5.4 metres in length, with that additional size allowing the XLV to boast a longer rear tray and the ute segment’s highest payload capacity (1025kg in ELX with leaf-spring rear) as a result.

The SsangYong XLV is available in three model trims - ELX, Ultimate and Ultimate Plus - all powered by an EU6-compliant 2.2-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine that pushes out 133kW at 4000rpm and 420Nm at 1600 to 2600rpm, backed by the choice of either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic gearbox. SsangYong is confident this stretched rig will be popular with buyers, predicting the XLV to end up accounting for approximately 60 per cent of Musso sales.


STRETCHING REALITY