Isuzu MUX has been launched at INR 23.99 lakhs (ex-showroom, New Delhi). This is the price for this new SUV, which will compete with the Toyota Fortuner and the Ford Endeavour. The Isuzu brand has been doing well with the XV-Cross pick-up and hence it has now got the MUX, which is the replacement for the MU7. This is an all new SUV for the Indian car market. Isuzu MUX comes with a 3.0-litre diesel engine and five-speed automatic transmission. There are two drivetrains on offer, one is the 4×2 and the other 4×4. It is a bit disappointing to see that Isuzu is offering a five-speed automatic, when the competition has moved on to six-speed. At the same time, competition has been downsizing their engines for better efficiency without any compromise on power and Isuzu is still offering the older 3.0-litre engine for India, as it is offering the new more powerful and efficient 1.9-litre diesel engine in other markets.
Isuzu MUX Price in India
|Variants||Price (ex-showroom, Delhi)|
|Base Model||INR 23.99 lakhs|
|Top Model||INR 25.99 lakhs|
The Isuzu MUX is priced at INR 23.99 lakhs to INR 25.99 lakhs (on-road, Delhi). It is quite 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 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 is a seven seater SUV with three rows of seats. The second row has roof mounted AC vents, while the third row uses the second row’s AC blower to manage the heat at the back. The interior styling is very much similar to the Chevrolet Trailblazer as both same the same platform and a lot of elements too.
Isuzu MUX Specifications
The Isuzu MUX gets a 3.0-litre turbo diesel engine. This churns about 175bhp at 3,600rpm and the peak torque is 380Nm at 1,800rpm. This engine comes with a five-speed automatic transmission. There is a 4X2 as well as 4X4 version available. The engine isn’t as powerful as the competition. For India, there will only be the 3.0-litre diesel engine, and this is the same one that comes on the Trailblazer. The fuel mileage as per the ARAI cycle is 13.8km/l for the 4×2 engine. So we expect the efficiency to be about 8km/l in the city and about 10km/l on the highway.
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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.
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