Previous SsangYong pick-up models have vastly undercut obvious rivals on price - but then arguably that kind of approach isn't too difficult when the product concerned isn't quite as sophisticated as the competition. This 'Q200'-series Musso model is the brand's first really class-competitive pick-up, yet it still manages to maintain a useful price advantage over its rivals, prices for mainstream variants sitting in the £20,000 to £25,000 bracket, excluding VAT.
The only body style on offer is this Doublecab one - which is what nearly all customers in this segment want - though SsangYong has also developed a long wheelbase body shape that you can ask your dealer about if you want a larger cargo bay. All Musso variants get the same mechanical package, a 2.2-litre 181PS e-XDi diesel mated to four wheel drive. Automatic transmission is a £1,250 option, providing you avoid entry-level 'EX' trim.
If you're shopping in this segment, you'll probably be familiar with the main alternatives. The only rival that can match this Musso's asking prices is Isuzu's D-Max, but if you specified one of those up to match the spec of this SsangYong, you'd probably need the best part of another £1,000. And then you'd still be getting yourself a pick-up with less power and higher running costs.