Isuzu has launched the MU-X facelift in India. The new MU-X facelift is priced at Rs 26.34 lakh for the 4×2 version and Rs 28.31 lakh for the 4×4 version (all prices are ex-showroom, Delhi). The SUV is now packed with more features both on the exterior and interior with enhanced safety features including 6-Airbags and Hill Descent Control (HDC).
Talking about cosmetic upgrades, the MU-X Facelift gets updated front fascia. Inspired by an ‘Eagle’, the updates include new Bi-LED Auto-levelling projector headlamps with integrated LED DRLs and redesigned front bumper. The side profile remains same except for the new 18-inch multi-spoke twist design diamond-cut alloy wheels. The rear gets refreshed taillights with accentuated LED positon lights, 2-tone rear spoiler and shark-fin antenna with gunmetal finish.
The interior gets new sportier “Lava Black” premium interior upholstery with chrome-finish vent knobs, bright silver-finish centre cluster and soft-touch panels on the dashboard.
The SUV is now equipped with 6-Airbags (front, side and curtain) providing comprehensive safety for the occupants. The mu-X is fully loaded with advanced active safety systems like ESC (Electronic Stability Control), TCS (Traction Control System), HDC (Hill Descent Control) and ABS (Antilock Braking System) with EBA (Emergency Brake Assist) and EBD (Electronic Brake-force Distribution).
Mechanically, the 2018 Isuzu MU-X SUV remains unchanged. It is powered by the same 3.0 litre ISUZU 4JJ1 Diesel Engine which produces 177 PS of power and 390 Nm of torque. The new mu-X will be available with 5-speed sequential shift Automatic Transmission. The 4×4 variant sports a “shift-on-the-fly‟ select dial for an excellent off-roading capability. The new mu-X has a higher ground clearance of 230 mm and class-leading approach and departure angles.
The new ISUZU mu-X also comes with ‘5ECURE’ package that provides ‘5 years warranty and 5 years free periodic maintenance or 150,000 km (whichever is earlier).
Commenting about the new mu-X, Mr. Naohiro Yamaguchi, Managing Director, Isuzu Motors India, said, “The ISUZU mu-X has been gathering a lot of momentum in the Indian SUV market and is gradually becoming a preferred choice for many Indian families, thanks to its sheer space and comfort it offers. Today with the all new mu-X, we have upped the ante in our offering to the Indian SUV enthusiasts and changing lifestyle of Indian families, who seek „more‟ from us. The new mu-X is a perfect answer to those who will appreciate the capability and value it offers. I strongly believe the new mu-X will go on to win many more hearts in India.”
Speaking at the launch of the new mu-X, Jonty Rhodes said, “I am extremely happy to be back in India and glad to be a part of ISUZU‟s journey. Since my association with the brand in August, I have had the opportunity to travel in the mu-X across the country. Built on the versatile D-MAX Pick-up platform, the SUV has more to offer to travel enthusiasts like me and to many families. It certainly brings the best of both worlds together and it grows on you as you drive it more. I strongly believe it could change the dynamics of the SUV market in India. I wish ISUZU a successful journey with the new mu-X”