Isuzu MUX has been spied in India ahead of its launch. A reader of ours has captured the MUX on camera, in India. This new SUV will be launched on 11th May 2017. The MUX is the successor to the MU-7 SUV. Isuzu will be getting the MUX to India and now it will be more stylish, powerful, feature-loaded and an even better value for money than the existing MU-7. The Isuzu MUX share its platform with the Chevrolet Trailblazer. It also shares many parts as well. This new SUV will be manufactured in the company’s new Sri City plant in Andhra Pradesh. The Japanese automaker had started this new plant and moved its production from the Hindustan Motors plant in Chennai. Read further to know more about the Isuzu MUX.
Isuzu MUX Launch Date
The new SUV will be launched on 11th May 2017. The new Isuzu MUX had been showcased already for the global market, and now it is looking at increasing its foot print in India. For this purpose, the MUX will be a good option for India. The Japanese brand already has the MU-7, which will be replaced by the MUX. This is its global successor anyways.
Isuzu MUX Price in India
|Base Model||INR 28 lakhs|
|Top Model||INR 34 lakhs|
The Isuzu MUX shall be priced at INR 28 lakhs to INR 33 lakhs (on-road). This should be the pricing for the new SUV. This is the only way it will be more affordable and attractive in pricing. Where the MUX works well is the product, technology and reliability. However, the brand needs some more time to prove its worth as many aren’t aware about Isuzu’s quality.
Isuzu MUX Specifications
For a market like India, Isuzu should get the 3.0-litre turbo diesel engine for the Isuzu MUX. This churns about 175bhp at 3,600rpm and the peak torque is 380Nm at 1,800rpm. This is just perfect for an engine of this size. It has a six-speed manual and automatic transmission option. There is also 4×4 option as well. If the company is looking at volume, it could even get a 1.9-litre diesel engine that produces about 148bhp of power and 350Nm of maximum torque. This engine is at the moment available in the Thailand market. This is a rear-wheel drive version and even gets manual and automatic versions as well. Isuzu should get both if it wants to attract the enthusiasts and those at a lower price point.
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Isuzu MUX Exterior
The Isuzu MUX is a stylish looking SUV. It also looks quite intimidating. The MU-7 looked more like the Force One, and that is what many assumed the front to be. The Isuzu MUX on the other hand has a more stylish looking front. It has been well chiselled with a sleek front grille and melding headlamp design. This time there are even daytime running LEDs as well. The side profile looks a lot similar to the Chevrolet Trailblazer, and the duo even share the same platform as well. The side and the rear both have similarities to the Trailblazer. There could be a possibility that the same design team might have made the two vehicles. There are large 18-inch diamond cut alloy wheels and huge wheel-wells too that makes the SUV look bigger.
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Isuzu MUX Interior
The Isuzu -Chevrolet family bond continues on the inside as well. The MUX has the same interior just like the Trailblazer. The centre console is dominated by a large touchscreen system that occupies the central slot. This is followed by air-con controls that arranged in a circular manner. The 10-inch screen has DVD, maps, reverse parking camera, bluetooth, USB and aux connections.
The Isuzu MUX will be a seven seater with three rows of seats. The second row will have roof mounted AC vents, while the third row will have to use the second row’s AC blower to manage the heat at the back.
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Isuzu has excellent products. All it needs to do is offer at an exciting price so buyers will move on to this brand.