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 properly. Mechanically, the 2018 Isuzu MU-X SUV stays unchanged with no change to the engine in anyway.
The Isuzu MU-X facelift continues to be powered by the identical three.Zero-litre diesel engine that’s tuned to supply 174 bhp and 380 Nm of peak torque. The oil burner comes mated to a 5-speed computerized transmission as commonplace, 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, nevertheless, the 2018 Isuzu MU-X comes with a bunch of updates. Stating with its face, the SUV now includes a barely up to date grille, which is flanked by a pair of latest and extra aggressive-looking headlamps with projector lens and LED daytime working lights. The entrance bumper has additionally been modified and now the SUV includes a extra aggressive fog lamp design with darkish chrome eyebrow-like inserts. The facelifted MU-X additionally will get a set of latest twin-five-spoke alloy wheels, whereas the remainder of the profile stays unchanged. Isuzu MU-X facelift will 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. Enhancing security ranges on the SUV, Isuzu is now providing six airbags as commonplace on the MU-X versus the beforehand accessible 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. In actual fact, the five-seater Volkswagen Tiguan may also be thought of a rival, close to 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 rivals.