A refreshed version of the SsangYong Musso has emerged, courtesy of a leaked image and spy photos shared on Korean media.

    The brand – now officially known as KG Mobility – is calling the tweaked version of the Rexton Sports and Khan (Musso and Musso XLV) the Culmen.

    We’ve contacted SsangYong Australia to confirm if it’s coming to local showrooms.

    Photos show different wheel designs plus a revised front end with a closer resemblance to the related Rexton SUV.

    The most prominent changes are found inside the cabin, with a redesigned dashboard ditching the embedded infotainment touchscreen for a larger, free-standing unit atop the dash.

    There’s also a new pod for the climate controls, which appears to include touch-capacitive switchgear.

    This will be the second facelift for the current-generation Musso, following a 2021 update that brought a more imposing front end.

    A subsequent update brought a raft of changes, only some of which were introduced to Australia.

    For 2022, the Australian-market Musso gained a new 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster plus detail changes like body-colour door handles and LED interior lighting.

    However, we missed out on a new 150kW/441Nm 2.2-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine and an electric power steering set-up that brought adaptive cruise control, lane-keep assist and lane-centring.

    SsangYong Australia confirmed the new engine available in Korea, which brings the Musso in line with the updated Rexton in terms of power and torque, requires Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF).

    “DEF requires an additional tank, this takes up space in the spare wheel area to the point where a full-size spare wheel cannot be fitted,” a company spokesperson told CarExpert last year.

    “SsangYong Australia continually reviews model pricing position versus competitors prior to making any changes. This ensures we continue to offer value for money on a spec adjusted basis against other brands.”

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    William Stopford

    William Stopford is an automotive journalist based in Brisbane, Australia. William is a Business/Journalism graduate from the Queensland University of Technology who loves to travel, briefly lived in the US, and has a particular interest in the American car industry.

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