2015 Isuzu MU-X has been given the badge of sports utility vehicle instead of the usual truck label that the previous versions carried. MU-X is geared for easy cruising as well as for some of the tougher off-roads that ask for precise and skilled maneuvering. It is offered in 2-wheel and all-wheel drives and in three trims namely, LS-M, LS-U and LS-T. It is a huge wagon meant to transport family and cargo with ease.
Exterior and Interior
The design of the exterior of MU-X is inspired from D Max Ute. Its daring demeanor is evident from the wedge-like fascia coupled with wheel arches that have a flared design. The appearance clearly declares that it is prepared to undertake any sort of task from the most casual lighter ones to the heavy, tougher ones. For instance, you will be confident to carry your kids to the park and school, shopping for groceries, climbing uneven terrains and haul tons of cargo without any hesitation.
The interior of MU-X is done in a bit rudimentary style. It offers seating for 7 passengers in three rows. There is ample space with abundant legroom. The seats are comfy and the huge steering wheel always catches attention. For entertainment, there is an audio system with 6 speakers, Bluetooth and iPod connectivity, touch screen satellite with navigation system. This system offers live traffic updates and above 10,000 off-road locations.
Engine and Mileage Details
MU-X is powered with a 3.0 liter Isuzu 4JJI-TC Hi-Power turbo diesel engine. It offers 130 kW and 380 Nm @ 1800-2800 rpm. It is mated with a 5-speed automatic transmission. 5-speed manual gearbox is also available in some models. The transmission has sequential sports mode which is governed by the transmission control module through an adaptive-learning function. This special function is capable of supervising the brake and throttle manners of the driver and accordingly, it chooses the most suitable shift points. Every all-wheel drive MU-X model is equipped with a Terrain Command 4WD select dial – 2 high, 4 high and 4 low ranges – on its console at the center. The auto versions have hill descent and ascent control.
The engine is known for giving high fuel efficiency. The base trim LS-T uses 10 liter/100 km in city and 7.2 liter/100 km on motorway.
2015 Isuzu MU-X Price and Release Date
The base cost of MU-X is $53,500. It will be released in late 2015.
MU-X is a family wagon that has a great seating space inside and a masterful exterior inspired from D Max Ute. It is powered by a 3.0 liter Isuzu 4JJI-TC Hi-Power turbo diesel engine. 2015 Isuzu MU-X is certainly a nice investment as a versatile SUV.