Due for local release in November, the new Ssangyong lineup will start with the Tivoli small SUV, offered in four model grades, priced from $23,490 drive away. Powered by a choice of 1.6-litre petrol or 1.6-litre diesel four-cylinder engines, with a six-speed manual or six-speed auto transmission offered, the Tivoli will be available in AWD, but only on the ‘Ultimate’ and ‘XLV Ultimate’ upper model grades.
Above this, the familiar Rexton seven-seat SUV will return, powered by a 1.6 turbo petrol or 2.2 turbo diesel, with a choice of six- or seven-speed autos and a host of standard features, including Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, AEB, FCW, High Beam Assist, Lane Departure Warning and dual zone air conditioning.
Three Rexton model grades will be offered, EX, ELX and Ultimate, priced from $39,990 drive away. Finally, the Musso dual cab will return with similar safety and driver-assistance features to the SUVs, as well as a 2.2 turbo-diesel and part-time 4WD system. Manual and auto transmissions will be available on the entry-level EX grade, with auto only on the ELX and Ultimate.
Priced from $30,490 drive away, what will work against the new Musso in the competitive local dual cab ute market is its 3,000kg towing capacity, but Ssangyong’s importers say they’re working to homologate a 3.5-tonne version.
For further details see your Ssangyong dealer.