1998 SsangYong Musso Pictures
1998 SsangYong Musso specs: mpg, towing capacity, size, photos
The SsangYong Musso was a SUV manufactured by the South Korean automobile manufacturer, SsangYong Motor Company.
First produced in 1993 the car featured a Mercedes petrol engine or a diesel engine. The car was designed by Briton Ken Greenley and received Auto Design Award from the Birmingham Auto Show hosted in 1994 and 1996. Also known for its off-road abilities, Musso has won the first place from the Pharaohs Rally of Egypt among 4WD vehicles in October 1994. The Musso seats five people. The Musso's wheels are fit for off-road driving, similar to the smaller SUV SsangYong Korando. The SsangYong Musso Sports, a Musso variant with a truck bed, was released in later years.
As Ssangyong had a technology sharing deal with Mercedes-Benz at the time, the decision was made to sell Mussos badged as Mercedes-Benz' on some markets. This was supposedly to allow SsangYong to gain footholds in new markets without having to build their own infrastructure (utilizing existing Mercedes networks) while giving Mercedes a competitor in the then booming SUV market.
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