Available in 2WD & 4WD trims, the Isuzu MU-X is priced at Rs 23.99 lakh – Rs 25.99 lakh (ex, Delhi) respectively.
In India, the Isuzu MU-X SUV is being offered in two trims - 4X4 MT and AT - powered by a 3.0-litre engine.
The long wait for the 2017 Isuzu MUX is finally over, as the Japanese carmaker has launched its premium 7-seater SUV in the Indian market. Available in a total of two trims, the all-new MU-X’s price ranges between Rs 23.99 lakh – Rs 25.99 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). In the premium SUV space, the new Isuzu SUV goes up against the segment leaders – Toyota Toyota Fortuner and Ford Endeavour. Sharing its underpinning with the D-Max V-Cross pickup truck, the Isuzu MU-X comes with a 174bhp, 3.0-litre VGS tubro diesel engine coupled to a 5-speed sequential shift automatic gearbox. The SUV is available with 4X4 and 4X2 drive setup, supported by terrain command control with ‘shift on the fly’ 4X4 select dial. Mileage figure of the SUV stands at 13.8kmpl.
Carrying masculine stance and rugged appeal, the 2017 Isuzu MUX will surely attract buyers looking for an affordable 7-seater family car. The SUV’s cabin isn’t only spacious, but loaded with multiple comfort and safety features as well. Key features include a 7-inch infotainment system with 8-speakers, 6-way power adjustable driver seat, a roof mounted 10-inch DVD entertainment monitor, automatic climate control and cruise control. For safety purpose, there is standard dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, emergency brake assist, ESC, Traction control system, hill start assist, 3-ISOFIX for 2nd row seats, ELR for all seat belts and rear parking assist camera.
The company is also offering a standard warranty of 3 years/ 1,00,000km on the SUV. Isuzu Motors will import the MU-X to India via CKD (completely knocked down) route and assemble the kit at its new Sri City-based facility in Andhra Pradesh. The Japanese carmaker is also planning to expand its dealership network in the country. Read Comparison – Isuzu MU-X Vs Toyota Fortuner Vs Ford Endeavour
|2WD||Rs 23.99 lakh|
|4WD||Rs 25.99 lakh|
With all-new Isuzu MU-X, the Japanese carmaker has marked its presence in the fierce premium SUV segment in India, which is already dominated by Toyota Fortuner and Ford Endeavour. The new Isuzu SUV is being offered in trims priced between Rs 23.99 lakh – Rs 25.99 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), thus making it one of the most affordable premium SUVs in India. On the other hand, the Fortuner and Endeavour are available within the range of Rs 25.92 lakh – Rs 31.12 lakh and Rs 23.78 lakh – Rs 30.89 lakh respectively. The Chevrolet Trailblazer comes with a price tag of Rs 23.95 lakh.
|Engine||3.0-litre, 4-cylinder DOHC turbo diesel|
|Max Power||174bhp @ 3,600rpm|
|Max Torque||380Nm @ 1,800-2,800rpm|
|Drivetrain system||4X4 & 4X2|
At the heart of the MUX is a 3.0-litre, 4-cylinder DOHC turbocharged diesel engine benefited with fuel injection technology. This BS4-compliant motor churns out a maximum power of 174bhp (177PS) at 3,600rpm against 380Nm of torque between 1,800rpm – 2,800rpm. Transmission duties on the SUV are carried out by a 5-speed automatic gearbox with sequential shift and brake shift lock. The MU-X also features a 4X4 drivetrain system, electronic stability control (ESC) and traction control system (TCS) with ‘shift on the fly’.
When it comes to fuel efficiency, the new Isuzu SUV beats all its rivals. While the Fortuner (2.8 4WD AT) and Endeavour (3.2 4X4 AT) return a claimed mileage of 12.9kmpl and 10.91kmpl respectively, the MUX delivers 13.8kmpl.
The new Isuzu SUV is available in four colour schemes – Silky White Pearl, Orchid Brown Mica, Cosmic Black Mica and Titanium Silver Metallic.
|Seating Capacity||7 Adults|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||65-litres HDPE|
The new Isuzu SUV sits on a 2,845mm long wheelbase, and measures 4,825mm in length, 1,860mm in width and 1,825mm in height. This makes it 30mm longer and 5mm wider than its closest rival – Fortuner. Though, it’s 67mm shorter than the Endeavour. The SUV stands on a 220mm of ground clearance making it compatible for rough terrains. It has a fuel tank capacity of 65-litres.
Isuzu’s first 7-seater SUV – MU-X will face challenge from cars like Toyota Fortuner, Ford Endeavour and Chevrolet Trailblazer. The upcoming models such as Skoda Kodiaq and Volkswagen Tiguan will be among its other rivals.
Designed on the new-generation D-Max pickup truck, the new Isuzu SUV has more premium appeal than its predecessor. Face of the SUV has been styled aggressive with a twin-slat chrome grille, projector headlamps, LED daytime running lights, recessed fog lamps with chrome accents, dual-tone metallic grey body-coloured bumper and pronounced bonnet with bold creases. The SUV runs on 17-inch diamond cut alloy wheels fitted with 255/65 tubeless tyres. Features such as chromed ORVMs, chrome door handles, silver roof rails and aluminium side steps further accentuate its side appearance. Towards the rear, the car gets LED tail lights, tailgate garnish and a curved glass windshield.
The twin-cockpit ergonomic interior design with dual-tone ivory-grey theme makes it look premium from inside. The soft leather appointed seats, leather wrapped steering wheel with easy-select cruise and audio controls add more its sporty look. The car also receives piano black finish on centre console, gear shift bezel and blower vents all side door trims. While the side doors inner levers, front console cup holders and gear shift bezel get chrome finish, leather-wrapped steering, auto AC console and shift-on-the-fly 4X4 knob have bright silver finish.
In terms of features, the all-new Isuzu SUV comes with a host of comfort and safety equipment. The car gets a 7-inch touchscreen entertainment system with AUX, USB and Bluetooth connectivity, “Live Surround Sound” rood-mounted sound system with 8-speakers, roof mounted 10-inch DVD entertainment monitor, electo-luminescent meters with Multi information display (MDI), climate control AC, cruise control system and lots of comfort fitments.
This 7-seater SUV has anatomically designed front bucket seats, 6-way power adjustable driver seat, 60:40 split 2nd row seats with fold away centre arm rest and one-touch fold and tumble 2nd row seats. The 3rd row seats have 50:50 split fold ratio. All seats come with adjustable headrests including centre seat. There is lots of in-cabin storage space including glove box with light, upper utility box on IP, 3 power outlets, 2 USB ports, front floor console and 2nd row armrest with two cup holders, IP with two retractable cup holders-cum-utility boxes and more. The MU-X offers the best-in-class cabin space.
The new Isuzu SUV ensures passengers’ safety with features such as Anti-skid brake system (ABS) with Electronic brake-force distribution (EBD), Emergency brake assist (EBA), Electronic stability control (ESC), Traction control system (TCS), Hill start assist (HSA), dual front airbags, rear parking assist camera, 3 ISOFOX child seat anchorage for 2nd row seats, emergency locking retractor for all seat belts and child proof rear door locks. Apart this, the car also comes equipped with anti-theft alarms system, driver seat belt warning, audible and visual headlight ON and parking light –ON warning, engine immobilizer, side anti-intrusion bars inside side doors, etc.
Front – Independent, double wishbone, coil springs, gas shock absorbers, stabiliser bar
Rear – Penta-link, gas shock absorbers, stabiliser bar
Front – 300mm, ventilated discs with twin-pot calipers
Rear – 318mm, disc
Rim – 17X17 – 33, Diamond cut alloy
Tyre – 255/65R17
4-channel, 4- ABS with EBD
Emergency brake assist
Electronic stability control
Traction control system
hill start assist
Dual front airbags
In India, the Isuzu MU-X is going up against the Toyota Fortuner and the Ford Endeavour. Powering this premium SUV is a BS4-compliant 174bhp, 3.0-litre turbocharged diesel engine coupled to a 5-speed automatic gearbox.