The Isuzu MU-X has officially arrived in South Africa, with the local range of the seven-seater SUV comprising two derivatives (one rear-wheel drive and the other all-paw) at launch.
The KB-based MU-X, a cousin of the Chevrolet Trailblazer that is no longer offered in South Africa, joins a segment that includes the big-selling Toyota Fortuner, the increasingly popular Ford Everest and the fresh-faced Mitsubishi Pajero Sport.
Both derivatives in the new MU-X range employ a 3,0-litre turbodiesel mill (rather than the Trailblazer’s 144 kW/500 N.m 2,8-litre oil-burner) tuned to deliver 130 kW and 380 N.m, and linked to a six-speed automatic transmission.
The MU-X 3,0 4×2 model is priced at R568 000 (for the sake of comparison, the rear-wheel-drive Toyota Fortuner 2,8GD-6 costs R564 300), while the flagship MU-X 3,0 4×4 comes in at R629 100 (the Fortuner 2,8GD-6 4×4 auto is R646 800).
The body-on-frame MU-X boasts a five-link rear suspension arrangement, bi-LED projector headlamps, a reversing camera and seven seats. Braked towing capacity comes in at 3 000 kg, while a five-year/120 000 km warranty and a five-year/90 000 km service plan (the latter with intervals of 15 000 km) will come standard.
We’ll update this story once we learn more about the two variants’ respective specifications…
Isuzu MU-X 3,0 4×2 AT6: R568 000
Isuzu MU-X 3,0 4×4 AT6: R629 100
Article written by Ryan Bubear
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