ISUZU MU-X| LAUNCH PADPosted On: July 2, 2018 By : AutoLife Team
ISUZU has been present for more than 5 decades in Nepal. In 1916 A.D., Tokyo Ishikawajima Shipbuilding and Engineering Co. Ltd. initiated plans to build automobiles. The title “ISUZU” was named after the Japanese river “ISUZU”. By 1922, Tokyo Ishikawajima Shipbuilding and Engineering Co. Ltd. produced ISUZU had been selling vehicles in commercial market all around the globe. This company primarily focuses on commercial diesel powered trucks, buses and construction vehicles. However, what many people don’t know is, many companies such as Ford, Renault, Mitsubishi and Nissan have an ISUZU engine underneath the hood.
After the success of the ISUZU D-MAX V-CROSS and D-MAC S –CAB, ISUZU has come up with another amazing 4 wheeler, all the new diesel engine SUV, ISUZU MU-X.
ISUZU MU-X is built under the same platform as the new generation D-MAX. Under the hood, you will find a 3 liter in-line 4 cylinder turbo diesel engine with DOHC setup, which delivers 174 HP @ 3600rpm and 380Nm of torque @ 1800rpm. ISUZU has always been a diesel engine specialist. Thus, you never need to worry about ISUZU vehicles being underpowered. This 2999cc engine vehicle consists of a 5-speed automatic transmission with sequential shift and brake shift technology. ISUZU has claimed fuel economy to be 13.8 kmpl. With the wheel base of 2845 mm and ground clearance of 220 mm, ISUZU MU-X is good to go on smooth asphalt and tricky off road trails. This SUV can speed up to 100kmph off road with maximum traction using terrain command. The MU-X not only provides you the best performance on and off the road but also ensures safety on any type of terrain you travel. This SUV consists of Anti-lock braking system (ABS) and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) working together for controlled and safe braking.
At the first glance of the car you can see the theme and aura of ISUZU. Design and looks of the MU-X is similar to its successful sibling, the ISUZU DMAX. MU-X has a bold design perfect for all terrain SUVs. the MU-X is loaded with projector head lamps, fog lamps and ORVM in the front. The new grille creates more creases nearby the headlights and the chrome accents of the car give it a premium delight. To add cherry on top, the tail light is now rearranged with a proud LED strip.
Step inside the new MU-X and discover the definition of premium comfort and technology. The new SUV has 6-way adjustable automatic ergonomically designed seats. Crafted to please the eyes, the cabin is a work of refinement which exudes attention to detail like no other. With a boot space of 235 liters with the third row up, expandable to 878 liters with the third row folded flat and a massive 1830 liters with the second row seats folded as well. The MUX proves to truly be a family friendly SUV.
The MU-X is packed with most of the newer gen technology. The new MU-X comes with a restyled instrument cluster and an 8 inch touchscreen infotainment system which includes USB link. Driving and navigating can be done at the same time without taking your eyes off the road. For the safety of the driver and passengers inside the car, MU-X includes 6 air bags.
Now, to talk about the safety features in the car here are some:
- Traction control system (TCS)
- Electronic stability control (ESC)
- Hill start assist (HSA)
- Engine immobilizer
- Reverse sensing system
- Side door impact beams
- Child seat tethers
The arrival of this car will be an exciting addition to the market as it will be an excellent option to choose from. It’s highlighted features are something that make it remarkable and also perhaps one of the more affordable SUV in its category.