Released by a centrally positioned handle, a tailgate gives access to the load area. It drops down to rest horizontally – as is usually the case with modern pick-ups, a beefy bumper prevents it from falling any further.
Four rotating tie-down points are provided, along with a 12v power socket. Protected by a lining to defend it against minor damage during loading and unloading, and sitting on a ladder-frame chassis, the cargo box is longer, wider and deeper than anything the Rhino’s key rivals can offer.
With a maximum gross train weight of 6,900kg, the Rhino can pull a fully-laden 3.5t braked trailer and shoulder a gross payload of 1,140kg at the same time, according to Ssangyong. So it’s undoubtedly the truck you should consider if you need to shift some heavy items – and don’t forget that roof rails are fitted too.
Bear in mind, though, that in most cases you will have to ensure that a heavy truck-style tachograph is fitted and used if you want to make the most of the Rhino’s towing capability.