The 2018 Isuzu MU-X facelift has been formally launched in India with costs beginning at Rs. 26.34 lakh for the 4×2 model, going as much as to Rs. 28.31 lakh for the 4×4 model (all costs ex-showroom, Delhi). The SUV was first launched in India in 2017, changing the Japanese automaker’s older flagship SUV, the Isuzu MU-7. The facelifted MU-X comes with some appreciable beauty updates together with some new and up to date options as nicely. Mechanically, the 2018 Isuzu MU-X SUV stays unchanged with no change to the engine by any means.
The Isuzu MU-X facelift continues to be powered by the identical three.Zero-litre diesel engine that’s tuned to provide 174 bhp and 380 Nm of peak torque. The oil burner comes mated to a 5-speed automated transmission as customary, along with a 4×4 Terrain Command variant that comes with a shift-on-fly dial. Internationally although, the MU-X facelift was launched with a downsized 1.9-litre diesel for South East Asian markets.
Visually, nonetheless, the 2018 Isuzu MU-X comes with a bunch of updates. Stating with its face, the SUV now contains a barely up to date grille, which is flanked by a pair of recent and extra aggressive-looking headlamps with projector lens and LED daytime operating lights. The entrance bumper has additionally been modified and now the SUV contains a extra aggressive fog lamp design with darkish chrome eyebrow-like inserts. The facelifted MU-X additionally will get a set of recent twin-five-spoke alloy wheels, whereas the remainder of the profile stays unchanged. Isuzu MU-X facelift may even sport revised taillights, new bumper styling and a big roof spoiler on the rear.
The cabin stays largely just like the prevailing model however will get new upholstery for the seats, and few new options on provide. Bettering security ranges on the SUV, Isuzu is now providing six airbags as customary on the MU-X versus the beforehand out there two.
The 2018 Isuzu MU-X continues to lock horns with its fellow full-size SUV fashions just like the Toyota Fortuner, Ford Endeavour, Skoda Kodiaq, and the just lately launched new-gen Honda CR-V. Actually, the five-seater Volkswagen Tiguan will also be thought of a rival, almost about the worth level. In any case, the MU-X was in want for some complete updates to the automotive which makes it extra related and retains up with its opponents.