2021 Isuzu MU-X Revealed, India Bound
The SUV will first be launched in Thailand on 9th November before being introduced in other markets.
The all-new 2021 MU-X has been revealed by Isuzu with updated styling, revised mechanicals and lots of features.
Based on the latest generation D-Max pickup truck, the MU-X has a body-on-frame construction and Isuzu says the car’s driving stability and riding comfort have improved this time around.
Isuzu has designed the car to look sharp from every angle. It has a sharp face, sleek LED headlights, new grille with tonnes of chrome, a revised bumper with a new fog lamp housing.
At the sides, there is chrome garnish on the window line, a strong shoulder line with a kink just above the rear door handles, and at the back, there are split LED tail lights, revised bumper and a skid plate.
Inside, the cabin looks spacious with seating for seven. The 9-inch touchscreen infotainment screen, with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, sits at the centre of the dash that has an asymmetrical shape to it.
The multi-function steering wheel has paddle shifters, while there is also dual zone automatic air-conditioning, eight speakers, saddle brown seats, slide-out cupholders for second-row passengers and a reclining mechanism for the third row.
New features offered on the 2021 Isuzu MU-X include electronic parking brake, ambient lighting and electric tailgate. Additionally, a 20-inch wheels are now available as an option.
In terms of dimensions, the car is 4850 mm long, 1870 mm wide, 1875 mm tall and has a wheelbase of 2855 mm. It weighs 2155 kg and has a 80-litre fuel tank.
Two diesel engines are available with car – a 3.0-litre motor that puts out 190 HP and 450 Nm and mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission that drives all four wheels; and a 1.9-litre unit making 150 HP and 350 Nm.
Suspension-wise, the car has double wishbones at the front and new 5-link rear unit that, Isuzu claims, has improved stability and ride comfort. Also, drive modes – normal and rough terrain – are available on the 4×4 model.
Safety features that come with the new MU-X include six airbags, several advanced driver assistance systems which make use of dual front cameras, 3D imaging stereo camera with two radar and eight sensors around the car, among others.
On 9th November, the SUV will be launched in Thailand before being introduced in other markets, including in India by next year.