Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC) officially debuted the long-awaited All-New mu-X in the local market last September 22, 2021. The second generation of Isuzu’s 7-seater SUV exudes quintessential luxury while retaining the brand’s heritage when it comes to reliability and power.
Based on two engineering concepts, the first being “ROBUST”, a term highly reminiscent of the toughness of the All-New D-MAX, representing Isuzu’s identity which comprises of innovation, performance, and safety. The latter being “EXCLUSIVE”, unique to the full model change mu-X, symbolizing precision, excellent craftsmanship and pleasure of ownership.
On to infotainment and connectivity, the All-New mu-X now has a 10.1-inch full touchscreen display that is Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatible. It also has an 8-speaker system with JVC Kenwood tweeters mounted unto the rear doors, for enhanced sound quality even from the back. Power outlets can be found not just at the lower dash up front but now also at the center console with a dedicated rear 220V and dual 2.4A USB charging ports to cater to on-the-go passenger needs for their smart phones or other gadgets.
Luggage space is superior in terms of volume capacity – a full-size golf bag can even fit horizontally. Unfolding the seatback is now also more user-friendly due to the optimization of the lift strap position and elimination of the lever lock mechanism. Improvements were also made on the roof rails, for better compatibility with after-market equipment and increased load capacity from 60-kgs to 100-kgs, together with the sidesteps, having wider food tread area for easier entry and exit. The All-New mu-X assures that you have ample space good for 7 adults plus luggage or weekend gear as needed.
Isuzu takes pride in being the leader for diesel engine technology. At the heart of the All-New mu-X is the new 4JJ3-TCX that is a 3.0L turbocharged diesel engine with a 6-speed automatic transmission. This drivetrain produced 190 PS of power and 450 Nm of torque for smooth, effortless acceleration even when you need to carry or tow heavy load. On the other hand, specific variants equipped with the RZ4E-TC that is a 1.9L turbocharged diesel engine, now has improved performance due to better exhaust emission creating lower levels of noise and vibration as well as further increasing engine reliability and fuel economy.
The chassis of this latest model of the mu-X also now has larger side rails and has been reinforced through an 8-Cross Member design to not just increase torsional rigidity but also safety for added protection in the event of a side or rear collision. Not only that, both front and back suspensions have been redesigned to minimize body rolls when cornering ensuring driver confidence not to mention a more relaxed cabin. Standing at 1,822-mm and is 2,855-mm long, which is 10 mm less and 25 mm more respectively than its predecessor. With its reliable steel underbody protection and a wading depth of up to 800-mm, wherever you plan to go, the mu-X will take charge. Built to conquer any terrain with ease. The Terrain Command Select Dial lets the driver switch between 2WD-high and 4WD-high when at 100kph or select 4WD-low to further increase traction and control. For off-road enthusiasts, the Rough Terrain Mode brings their experience up a notch. It is a driver aid that maximizes drivability when faced with technically challenging and slippery conditions.
“Intelligent Safety” was also one of the top priorities in developing the brand-new mu-X, which achieved a 5-star ASEAN NCAP rating. Loaded with an array of passive and active safety systems bannered by Isuzu’s Advance Driver Assist System. Commonly referred to as ADAS, it was first introduced in the country through the All-New D-MAX. Employing state-of-the-art smart duo stereo cameras and sensors that constantly monitor your surrounding environment to alert on potential dangers. The 12 ADAS functions cover pre-crash detection, rear and side assist detecting obstacles, parking aid especially on tight spots and post-crash recognition in cases of unforeseen accidents. They are as follows:
- Forward Collision Warning (FCW)
- Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB)
- Turn Assist
- Mis-Application Mitigation
- Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
- Manual Speed Limiter (MSL)Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
- Automatic High Beam (AHB)
- Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM)
- Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)
- Parking Aid\
- Multi Collision Brake (MCB)
- Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
The All-New Isuzu mu-X is available in both 4×4 and 4×2 variants to suite different customer lifestyle, price are as follows;
- Isuzu mu-X 3.0L 4×4 LS-E AT P 2,450,000
- Isuzu mu-X 3.0L 4×2 LS-E AT P2,100,000
- Isuzu mu-X 3.0L 4×2 LS-A AT P1,900.000
- Isuzu mu-X RZ4E 4×2 LS-A MT P1,770,00
- Isuzu mu-X RZ4E 4×2 LS AT P1,590,000.
Shipping and handling charges are not included (provincial dealers).
3 years warranty or 100,000-kms, comes as standard for the All-New mu-X
With all these elegant design features, outstanding performance and 5-star safety features, the All-New Isuzu mu-X is ready to take on the whatever challenges lies ahead, coupled with Isuzu renowned durability and reliability, this new SUV will definitely push its driver further to TAKE THE LEAD.
Learn more about the All-New Isuzu mu-X through Isuzu PH’s official website, while the digital launch can be re-watched via their official channels on Facebook and YouTube.