The Isuzu MU-X is the SUV model of this Japanese carmaker. This Japanese brand is known for pickup vehicles and diesel engines that were previously incorporated in Opel vehicles. However, the MU-X SUV is a model of exceptional off-road capabilities, exceptional quality, and great performance. The new, 2018 Isuzu MU-X brings a refreshing design, which is conditioned by a minor restyle of the vehicle.
This stylish model appeared in late 2013, as a model for the 2014 MY. He replaced the former Alterra company model. In some markets, this SUV was also sold under the name Isuzu MU-7.
After almost four years on the market, it was time for less refreshments. Thus, in 2018, the Isuzu MU-X received a changed outer appearance and fewer changes in the cabin of the vehicle.
Changes are most noticeable on the front of the vehicle. The front grille was adjusted, and there is a new bumper. Also, the headlights have got a new design. Restyle also included the changed back light graphics, and there are new wheels.
The new model offers three equipment packages, as well as a choice between 2WD and 4WD versions. The standard equipment list includes Traction Control System (TCS) and Electronic Stability Control (ESC). Versions with automatic gearboxes come in series with Hill-ascent and Hill descent control.
The new MU-X features serious off-road capabilities. The clearance of the vehicle is 230 mm. Also, this Isuzu SUV features a spacious interior, which can accommodate up to 7 passengers.
2018 Isuzu MU-X Specs
MU-X was created as a derivative of the famous D-Max pickup model. This model features a classic construction with a “ladder” chassis and durable aggregates. Basically, D-Max is a copy of the Cvevrolet Colorado model. These two models were developed in a development center in Thailand, joint forces. Likewise, MU-X is a relative of the TrailBlazer SUV model.
The new model has dimensions of 4.825 mm, its width is 1.860 mm (without rearview mirror), 1.825 mm high. The wheelbase is 2,845 mm. The 1.9-liter diesel engine with 110 kW/150 horsepower and 350 Nm, as well as a 3.0-liter turbo-diesel engine with 130 kW/177 horsepower and 380 Nm of torque, Depending on the version, a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission is installed.
The price at which the new model is available is around $ 50,000. As the main competitors of the new, 2018 Isuzu MU-X, the Mitsubishi Pajero, Ford Everest, Chevy Traverse, and Hyundai Santa Fe stand out.