The MU-X is a seven-seat, mid-size SUV produced by Japanese manufacturer Isuzu. It came in 2013, as successor of MU-7, which was the first SUV based on the company’s excellent pickup D-Max. It was firstly offered in Australia, Malaysia and the Philippines, but nowadays it is available in almost every part of the world. This model is based on new D-Max that came few years ago, but since new pickup was designed in collaboration with General Motors, 2016 Isuzu MU-X will be also heavily related with GM’s models such as Chevy Colorado/GMC Canyon and Chevrolet TrailBlazer.
2016 Isuzu MU-X redesign and features
The 2016 Isuzu MU-X is coming with the pretty much same characteristics as model that came two years ago. It is an old-fashion SUV. Unlike modern, passenger-oriented crossovers, this model comes with traditional, pickup-based body-on-frame platform. This provides excellent off-road capabilities, which isn’t the strongest part of modern crossovers. However, new Isuzu MU-X will is also family-oriented. Its comfort is on a very high level, while its driving abilities are good even for urban occasions. It features spacious cabin with three rows of seats and enough space to accommodate seven passengers. It also comes with plenty of advanced systems both in terms of entertainment and safety. Its interior features plenty of storage places, electroluminescent display, power windows, climate control, steering wheel controls etc.
When it is about safety systems, 2016 MU-X comes with Electronic Brake-force Distribution, Emergency Brake Assist, Electronic Stability Control, Traction Control and many other. There are also passive safety features like airbags, Anti-intrusion bars, Pedestrian Safety Bonnet and Impact Absorbing Chassis.
2016 Isuzu MU-X engine
When it is about powertrain, 2016 MU-X comes without changes. It will be powered by the same engine. It is a 3.0 liter turbodiesel V6 engine, which is good enough for around 180 horsepower. This engine comes paired either 5-speed manual or 5-speed automatic transmission, and it is available both in 2WD and AWD configurations. When it about towing capacities, 2016 Isuzu MU-X can tow up to three tones.
2016 Isuzu MU-X release date
While on some markets like China, Thailand or Philippines 2016 Isuzu MU-X is already available, on some other markets new model will come surely by the end of year. Price will remain unchanged, which means that base model will be available at around 40.000 dollars.