Ssangyong has introduced a new version of its Musso pick-up truck, featuring a load bed extended by 31cm compared with the rest of the range.

Available with the new range-topping Saracen+ trim level, the new variant uses the same chassis and platform as the rest of the line-up, and also their double-cab passenger area, but with increased load volume capacity, with the bed length up from 130cm to 161cm.

Payload is also increased – at 1,205kg at least 100kg above the rest of the range.

Saracen+ spec also comes with styling features such as black trim on the door mirrors, beltline and tailgate, and black 18in alloy wheels.

As with the rest of the range, power comes from a 202hp diesel engine. The Saracen+ is available with automatic transmission only.

The Musso range starts with the EX trim level, with Rebel and Saracen specs also sitting below the Saracen+.

Prices excluding VAT start at £25,140 for the EX. The Saracen+ is priced at £33,790.