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Here’s how much the Isuzu MU-X costs in South Africa…

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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…

Pricing:
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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