The Mu-X is Isuzu’s most recent triumph and the full-size 7-seater SUV trusted by contemporary families across the world to transport them where they need to go. Designed to cross the most difficult terrain, striking Africa’s landscapes with its presence as well as strength. The Isuzu Mu-X has a rich legacy and track record of performance, with a long and exciting road ahead of it.
It’s the second version of the 7-seater, which debuted in 2018 in the Philippines to compete with the Ford Everest & Toyota Fortuner. The Mu-X is based on the D-robust Max’s body-on-frame construction, but instead of the bakkie’s rear leaf springs, that alone features coil springs as well as a five-link rear suspension to make the ride more comfortable.
The new Mu-X has been restyled and given a much more modern and upscale interior, as well as an increase in capacity.
The Isuzu 3.0L turbo diesel engine is well known for its durability, dependability, and fuel efficiency. It produces plenty of power and torque to easily handle any load. The adaptable second and third-row seats ensure that you can easily find a way to fit your passengers and whatever else you need to bring with you without sacrificing room or comfort.
Also, with ‘Terrain command’ 4WD selecting dial (2WD-high and 4WD-low) is at your fingertips and has never been more fun or feasible. The high-pressure common-rail fuel injection technology reduces the quantity of gasoline used in the combustion process, resulting in increased fuel efficiency. Within its intercooler Variable Geometry System turbocharger, it gives outstanding responsiveness across the engine’s rev range.
While price and product details will be revealed closer to the debut date, Isuzu SA stated that the SUV would be equipped with vehicle safety measures, as well as a multimedia system that has Android compatibility as well as Auto and Apple CarPlay. The external design is heavily influenced by the all-new D-Max, which is set to debut in South Africa in 2022.
While specific drivetrain specs are yet to be verified, the new Mu-X is expected to have the same 1.9-liter (110kW/350Nm) and 3.0-liter (140kW/450Nm) turbodiesel engine as the next D-Max. Given current market conditions, Isuzu may opt to reintroduce the mu-X with a six-speed automatic transmission, available in both 4×2 and 4×4 configurations.
“The forthcoming Isuzu Mu-X is definitely a game-changer, as it features class-leading driver assistance technologies, new state-of-the-art powertrains, as well as a luxury cabin intended for optimum comfort for seven people.”
Vehicle testing was completed successfully in late 2020, and the vehicle is now being tested under various scenarios to guarantee that it is adequately equipped for South African conditions and at our four Perdeberg Isuzu branches first quarter 2020.