Seoul, South Korea - Ssangyong is a little known, if somewhat obscure player in the world of pick-up trucks.
The South Korean manufacturer, currently owned by Mahindra, has been building SUV-based double cabs for almost 20 years and it even ditched leaf springs for comfier coils long before Nissan’s Navara hit the headlines for essentially doing the same thing.
But let’s be frank here, the Musso and Acton Sports double cab bakkies got more than just a few whacks from that so-called ugly stick.
But the SUV specialist is back for another stab at the double cab market just as things are heating up with various new arrivals, including Merc’s much-hyped X-Class, and though the jury is still out on the styling of this latest entrant, it is certainly a big step in the right direction in our opinion.
The new Rexton Sports, which goes on sale in South Korea shortly, takes Ssangyong’s bakkie effort a notch or two upmarket by, quite sensibly, basing it on the latest Rexton SUV.