1 Apr 2007
SSANGYONG new Actyon Sports dual-cab ute offers improved performance, greater load-carrying capacity and more standard equipment than the previous Musso Sports ute.
Sharing major components with the Actyon SUV, the Sports comes in crew-cab configuration only with a mid-sized tray.
It runs a lengthened version of the Actyon SUV’s ladder-frame chassis and uses the same suspension system made up of coil springs all round with a double wishbone front and solid rear axle.
The working-class ute uses the same Mercedes-based 104kW/310Nm 2.0-litre common-rail turbo diesel as its SUV sibling. The petrol engine used in the Actyon SUV is not availableAs with the Actyon SUV, the ute is fitted standard with a five-speed manual. A four-speed automatic is available for an extra $2000.
The 4WD system is also the same as the SUV, which means it features a centre-locking differential, low-range gearing and a rear limited-slip differential.
The Actyon Sports features a load tray up to 20 per cent more space than the Musso Sports.
the Actyon Sport is equipped standard with a driver and passenger airbag. ABS is still not a standard item on the base model, but can be added for $1500.
The base model uses disc brakes for the front and drum brakes for the rear, while the Limited is fitted with discs all round.
Equipment across the range includes a full-size spare wheel and durable plastic tray liner. The “Standard” model comes with 16-inch steel wheels, front and rear foglights, electric windows and mirrors, a CD sound system and climate-control air-conditioning.
The Limited runs 18-inch alloy wheels and adds electrically adjustable (and heated) front seats, rear parking sensors, automatic headlights and rain-sensing windscreen wipers.