Car reviews - SsangYong - Sports Dual Cab - Utility range
Rugged Actyon ute steps in to replace the Musso from South Korea's SsangYong brand
26 Apr 2007
By CHRIS HARRIS
SSANGYONG has replaced its ageing Musso Sports workhorse with a new hauler called the Actyon Sports. The new ute has the right tools for the job with a ladder frame chassis and a common-rail tubo-diesel engine. Available only as a crew cab, the Actyon Sports is competitively priced at $29,990. The ute was developed alongside the Actyon compact SUV wagon and the two models share running gear. While its SUV sibling is available only as a four-wheel-drive, the Actyon Sports ute is available either as a rear-drive or a 4WD model.
Model release date: 1 April 2007 to 1 March 2012
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SsangYong Musso SportsReleased: May 2004
Ended: March 2007
Family Tree: Sports Dual Cab
The Actyon Sports replaces the Musso Sports, a hard working ute that was introduced in Australia in 2004. The Musso Sports played an important part in the re-launch of the SsangYong brand that year and was the best selling vehicle in the range. Based on a ladder frame chassis and available as a crew-cab, the Sports was a rugged vehicle made for work. It was available only with a 2.9-litre turbo-diesel, but could be ordered in either two-wheel-drive or four-wheel-drive guises.
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